Cool Bulls take Game 1
TALENT triumphed over tactics as Burger King Clapham Bulls held on for a deserving 85-78 win over arch rivals Station Hill Cavaliers.
As the clock ticked away, the Bulls calmly kept their composure while the Cavs fouled up down the homestretch.
It meant Tuesday night’s Game 1 of the Co-operators General Insurance Premier League Basketball Finals didn’t have that tense final twist at the Wildey Gymnasium.
With head coach Adrian Craigwell en route to England as one of the officials on Barbados’ World Championship netball squad, his assistant, former BABA president Carlos Moore was elevated to the hot seat on the Cavs’ bench.
But Moore and the Cavs missed the trick after the match came down to a one-possession affair with 38.2 seconds on the clock and the Bulls leading 81-78. Instead of employing a full-court press to make a steal or stop the Bulls from scoring, the Cavs fouled guard Andrew Ifill, who scored one of his free throws to push the Bulls’ lead to four.
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