Truckers beat Juniors 2nd on 1c
Tuesday’s close encounter with the Sentinel Junior All-Star basketball team didn’t settle too well with the Johnson Lady Truckers, who returned on Thursday night to teach the young squad a lesson.
The Lady Truckers held the All-Stars to just two points in the first quarter and seven in the second. When the last whistle blew the Lady Truckers had netted 62 points, defeating the All-Stars by more than the 20. The final score was 62-38. Although the Lady Truckers played the first two quarters with just five players, the team still was able to score 29 points. Some 20 points more than their opponents.
Nakya Dean was the spark for the Lady Truckers. Dean was 3-for-8 from behind the arch. She closed with 21 points, one assist, block and steal. Dean also grabbed down seven rebounds. Teammate Janice Williams, the more senior of the five players on the night, allowed Dean, Latoya Rolle, Stacy Horton and Darrenque Young to score. Williams did, however, pull down 21 rebounds, six on the offensive side and 15 defensive boards. Young scored 15 points while Rolle and Horton chipped in 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Williams said: ”We were a little short at the start of the game, only five players showed on time but that didn’t stop us from playing hard. We played the junior team on Tuesday night and that was a close game, because we only had five players at the start of that match as well. In tonight’s game we wanted to preserve energy. We knew it was only five of us so playing at a control pace was the key.
“At the beginning of the game we wanted to execute properly. We knew that if we executed that we could have establish a comfortable lead that will help us in the fourth quarter. In the second half one of our point guards showed up so I was able to take a break. Overall the game was played at a high level. There are still some things that we need to work on like second shot opportunities and free throws.”
Netting 12 points for the All-Stars was Jakia Brown. Brown was the top scorer for the team. She added three rebounds and three steals to her total. Teammates Gariece Butler and Hattie Grant both scored six points while Lashan Green scored three. Butler added 13 rebounds and two steals to her six points.
The feature game was played between the Bommer G Angels and the College of the Bahamas Caribs. The Angels added another win to their win/loss record with a 69-44 win. Top scorer for the Angels was Ashley Moss with 14 points, 13 rebounds, two assists, six blocks and one steal. Felicia Cartwright had 11 points, four rebounds while Diasti Delancy closed with nine points and eight rebounds.
Shandell Williams scored 11 points, four rebounds, one assist and steal for the Caribs while Deandre Williams and Gabrielle McKinney both scored eight points.