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Patriots win Div 1 title at last

Justin Marville, [email protected]

Patriots win Div 1 title at last

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THEY DIDN’T come up short this time.

Julian Walcott scored 20 points and Shawn Ifill added 18 as Patriots went on a decisive 21-8 fourth-quarter run to finally capture that elusive First Division basketball title via Tuesday’s 66-52 Game 3 win over Newbury at the Wildey Gym.

It’s the first league championship of any kind for the Husbands,St James club in its ten-year history after Patriots routinely fell short at the final hurdle – including successive finals losses in 2013 and 2014.

And they seemed headed for despair yet again after throwing away a one-game lead and a quick 10-2 start to the championship decider with Premier League promotion on the line.

KINGS AT LAST: First Division champs Patriots celebrating their first ever league title. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.