Lab Techs stay top, Hustlerz rebound in SCBL

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Lab Techs improved their top spot in the South Coast Basketball League over the weekend, and Micoud Hustlerz broke their losing streak against the second-ranked team, Black Bay.

An under-manned Lab Tech still made light work of No Limit Ballerz on Saturday, dominating all four quarters to win 68-46. Laborie power forward Dean John was unstoppable in the post, scoring all but 3 of his 13 points in the paint.

Imran Remy contributed 16 points. Lab Techs retain the best record in SCBL 2014, having suffered just one loss in eight games. No Limit Ballerz are 2-8, currently on a 3-0 losing streak with two games to go in the regular season.

Meanwhile, Micoud Hustlerz beat Black Bay Basketball 55-34, ending a run of three consecutive losses. Black Bay, coming into this fixture with the second best record in the league, were playing without their leading scorer Ali Quinlan.

They led in the first quarter through early 3-point field goals by forward Shawn August and guard Sydney Gustave. After that, though, 6’4″ Ricardo Charles and 6’3″ Ulric Joseph took care of the Hustlerz zone defense with fearsome efficiency. The two combined for more than 5 blocked shots on the night and snatched away several second chance opportunities for Black Bay with formidable rebounding.

The star of the night, though, was Hustlerz captain Jay Deroses. The burly point guard was impressive at both ends of the court, scoring eight points in the second and again in the fourth quarter, ending with 23 and helping marshal his team to a much needed victory. Hustlerz move to 4-7, the league’s fifth-best record. Black Bay, at 6-2, remain second.

The South Coast Basketball League returns to Laborie on Tuesday with the #1 Lab Techs vs #7 Royal Saint Lucia Police Force. Then its EL CLASICO on Wednesday in Vieux Fort with the clash of the two Vieux Fort South teams BBC and Vintage Basketball.

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