On Friday, Renwick & Company recorded their first victory in what was also their first game of the tournament over the Inland Revenue Department 39 – 36. It what was also a battle of which fan base was the loudest and most supportive with the edge going to Renwick with their victory.
Leading the scoring for the Renwick Cosmos was Joel Polius with a double-double of 20pts and 11rebs. Greg Mathurin added 10pts, 11rebs and four steals. For Inland Revenue, Keegan Preville had a game high of 21pts, 13rebs and seven steals in their loss.
In game two of the evening, the so far impressive St. Lucia Fire Service made it two wins in as many games over ECFH Bank of St. Lucia with a final score of 63 -50. Jerry Charles led the scoring for Fire Service with 19pts, four rebs and three steals. And Owen Cazabon chipped in with a double-double of 15pts and 11rebs.
Kurt Hyacinth scored 13pts and grabbed seven rebs for ECFH.
The action continued on Saturday with another double header starting first with the Royal St. Lucia Police Force playing in their tournament opener over Sandals Resorts International. The Police Force won that encounter comfortably with a double digit margin 52 -42 the final score. It was a balance scoring performance for Police but their standout player was Imran Remy with 11pts and three steals. Calious Dantes also contributed 11pts and five rebs for Police. Simeon Medard led all scorers for Sandals with 15pts and seven rebs.
Game two on Saturday depicted scenes of a carnival atmosphere in the end with another big win for Scotia Bank, this time overcoming a seven-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win late 47 – 45 over the Goddard Group. Both teams coming off victories in the tournament opener, played an exciting and nail biting finish late in the fourth quarter in front of their supporters at the Beausejour Indoor Facility.
Goddard group ended the third quarter with a five-point lead 35-30 and pushed to a seven-point lead early in the fourth. Scotia Bank then rallied with some quick buckets from their Premier League star Shamoir Jn Baptiste who inched closer and eventually took the lead for his team.
Jn Baptiste was also clutch at the free throw line sealing the game for his team on numerous attempts late in the fourth. He finished the game with his second 30+ game, 31pts and 12rebs.
Ron Edward also contributed for Scotia Bank with 11pts. For the Goddard Group, Ed Mathurin was their high man with 18pts and three rebs and Dillan Biscette added 14pts and 15rebs in their loss.
Games continue on Friday:
Insurance All Stars vs. Royal St. Lucia Police Force — 7 pm
St. Lucia Fire Service vs. Renwick & Company — 9 pm
Media Association vs. ECFH at 6 pm
Goddard Group vs. Sandals at 8 pm