Basketball: National League-Rain spoils Sunday as Rockers, Baya and HotShots extend win run


All the matches on that day will now be rescheduled.
PLS Hawks were leading winless Mont Fleuri Dawgz 42-25 in the third quarter when play wasHotShots’ Toussaint (left) gets an open look at the bucket from behind 3-point range stopped.
The day before, three matches were played in the women’s and men’s first division leagues.

In the women’s league, defending champions HotShots were given a scare by Mont Fleuri but sailed through to get their third win of the season on a 54-50 score.

They built their success from downtown with nine 3-pointers for 27 points – half of their overall total.
For the second match in a row, sharp shooter Jenita Toussaint netted five threes for 15 of her game-high 21 points. She also got five 3-pointers as her team steamrollered RA Sisters 96-29 the previous weekend.

The team’s other four 3-pointers were sunk by the Fontaine sisters – Beguitta (three for her nine points) and Zerah (one for her three points).

Skipper and centre Tina Agathine and power forward Myra Solin, who fouled out, finished with 10 points apiece for HotShots, who won three of the four quarters – the first 15-11, the second 8-7 and the fourth 23-19.

Mont Fleuri, who outscored HotShots 13-8 in the third quarter to level matters at 31-31 after 30 minutes of play, were paced by Lindy Aglaé (16 points) and Williana Dubois (12 including a 3-point shot), but they both fouled out along with Bernadette Songor (four points).

Coach Philip Arissol’s HotShots have six points after three wins, while Mont Fleuri, who are coached by Tony Juliette, boast three after a win and a defeat.

In the men’s first division, Baya and MBU Rockers extended their winning run to five games, but one of them will lose the 100% record this coming weekend when they clash heads.

Reigning champions Baya trailed by one point – 13-14 – at the end of the first quarter  but rallied to win the remaining three – 29-13, 23-21 and 29-26 – for a 94-74 victory against Praslin Warriors’ five-man army.

Player of the year Jean-Paul ‘JP’ Camille was on fire with a season-leading 42 points including three 3-point field goals. Captain Steve Denis and centre Robert Léon were the other two Baya players in double digits with 12 and 17 points apiece.

Joseph Souffe (28 points), captain Jackson Auguste (25) and Edmond Félicie (15) combined for 68 of the Warriors’ 74 points.
The Praslin-based team are yet to get a win in four games.

With their main scorers – playmaker Nigel Sinon (18 points), swingman Cyril Agrippine (17 including four triples) and Brian Morel (12 including two treys) – scoring in double figures, MBU Rockers had no worries against Cascade Bullets in a 74-56 win.

Robert Francis also scored twice from downtown for six of his eight points as his team won the first half 50-33 and edged the Bullets 24-23 in the second 20-minute spell.

Coached by Grégoire Scholastique, the Bullets were paced by playmaker and captain Kenneth Sophie with 16 points – nine of those coming from the foul line.

Teammate Dan Côme netted two 3-pointers for six of his 10 points.

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