With one minute left, Pinelands’ Charles Vanderpool scored this left-hand hook shot to break the 64 deadlock over Jonathan Dottin of City. (Picture by Kenmore Bynoe.)
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Barbados Lumber Company Lakers will have to meet the combined Schools Tridents at a different venue to the Barbados Community College if they do not wish to receive more basketball tutorials for the remainder of Cooperators General Insurance BABA season.
On Wednesday night the Tridents outplayed and outscored former champions Lakers 72-67 in Game One of the President’s Cup. That lesson followed a similar schooling in the league, which led to the Tridents earning the fourth ranking while Lakers were slotted at five.
Unfortunately, Lakers will face Tridents in the second game tomorrow in the BCC Gym where the two-game format means that the Tridents can lose by less than five points and still advance to the semi-finals. However, advancing but not losing will be upmost in the minds and curriculum of coach Cosmo Edwards and his new lecturers in basketball.
Utilising an impressive system of relentless attack and smart defence, Tridents led in all quarters 19-14, 40-29 and 54-48. It was only the dangerous counter from the gangling Ricardo Jemmott with a game- high 28 points which threatened to slow and stop the Tridents.