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Pinelands force Game 5

JUSTIN MARVILLE, [email protected]

Pinelands force Game 5

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THIS ONE’S going five! Nothing new for a Lakers-Pinelands finals.

Orange 3 Pinelands are only a win away from retaining the crown, having forced a decisive Game 5 tomorrow by pulling out Monday’s 73-71 thriller over Lumber Company Lakers in the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League basketball finals at the Barbados Community College.

It’s the second time in four years that the two rivals will be going the distance in a championship series after the Pine came from down 0-2 to stun Lakers in the 2014 finals.

A comeback didn’t look likely this time though, as the champs seemed all but buried just two nights earlier while giving 44 points to Keefe Birkett in a 22-point Game 3 drubbing. (JM)

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