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Pinelands steal Game 1

Justin Marville, [email protected]

Pinelands steal Game 1

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THE CLASSIC RIVALRY series is already off to one memorable start.

Junior Moore had three late clutch baskets, including the big game-tying and go-ahead scores of Orange 3 Pinelands’ unbelievable 71-69 comeback victory over Lumber Company Lakers in Monday’s Game 1 of the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League basketball finals.

It proved the cap to a sensational turnaround at the Barbados Community College, where the defending champs were down by as many as 23 points (55-32) during a seemingly lopsided opener of their third finals matchup with Lakers in five years.

Manuel Alleng eventually came off the bench to ignite a lead-changing 29-5 run (61-60), but the Pine still needed something more after Lakers went back up on a pair of Keefe Birkett pull-ups and Jehu Lafeuille’s tip-in (66-64).

Please read the full story in today’s MIDWEEK NATION, or in the eNATION edition.