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Pine lose out on another title


Justin Marville, [email protected]

Pine lose out on another title

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PINELANDS JUST CAN’T CATCH A BREAK.

Nikolai Burton had 19 points in the fourth quarter, including four straight, to make the contest a two-possession game in the final minute, as defending champs Team Garrison edged the Pine’s juniors 78-74 in yesterday’s Samsung Ballout Coast2Coast basketball final at the Wildey Gym.

It was the second such championship loss in as many weeks for the Princess Royal club, whose senior outfit surrendered their Premier League crown to Warrens but a week ago.

At least this one was close, considering neither side led by more than nine points in a back-and-forth encounter with plot twists deserving of a thriller.

And Derion Hurley, the tournament’s leading scorer, hit a huge jumper to pull Pinelands within two (73-71) with just over a minute to play.

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.

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