The Fire Services pounded the All-stars in the paint with big man, Marcian Calderon (16 points). Omowale Jn Baptiste (11 points), Jerry Charles (11 points) and Glenn Antoine (10 points) provided balanced scoring to keep the Firemen ahead at the end of the 3rd, 48-44.
The lead grew to 8 points, 56-48, with 6 minutes remaining in the 4th. SLFS decided to spread the offense and run the game clock down with a passing game, but failed to take advantage of scoring opportunities as the All-stars scrambled to keep up their pressure defense.
The All-stars, lead by Rahim Auguste (15 points), who in his previous showing had a dismal performance in Micoud, began feeding off the intensity of the pressure defense and went on an all out attack in the All-stars’ transition offense. A big trey by forward Zephtan Fontellio put the All-stars within 4 points of the lead, but it was the steady shooting of Rahim Auguste from the free throw line that saved the day for the All-stars.
The perseverance of the All-stars chiseled at the Fire Services’ resolve as they lost the lead and the squad started to fragment with foul-outs. First to fall was the giant, Marcian Calderon, followed by forward Glenn Antoine, and sharp shooters Jerry Charles and Vachel Cherubin.
The valor of Rahim Auguste at the foul line showed some of the moxie that makes up this Run ‘N Gun squad. Rahim scored 9 of his 11 4th quarter points from the charity stripe, half of a 20-4 scoring run in 5 minutes to seal a tremendous victory for the All-stars over a formidable Fire Service team.