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Pinelands rally to force Game 5

SHERRYLYN CLARKE, [email protected]

Pinelands rally to force Game 5

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JEREMY GILL HAD TEN fourth-quarter points before Charles Vanderpool had the go-ahead put-back with 13.8 seconds left as Pinelands rallied from 11 points down to force a decisive Game 5.
It was the unlikely end to last night’s 65-62 thriller over Lumber Company LSC in the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League Basketball finals.
Trailing 60-49 with 4:22 minutes to play at the Wildey Gymnasium, Gill keyed the miraculous comeback with a couple steals that he converted into lay-ups, before Vanderpool followed up his own miss to put the Pine ahead 64-62.
LSC’s Keefe Birkett then turned over the ball while looking for Adrian Allman in the corner on the very next play as the defending champs wasted yet another opportunity to close out the series.
Gill and Halley Franklyn both scored 15 points for Pinelands while Vanderpool added 13 points and four blocks. Birkett led LSC with 16 points and Allman scored 12.
Game 5 is set for Saturday night at the Barbados Community College. (JM)