Young Legs' Rhennie
'Gumba' Phipps goes for a reverse slam later
in their game with All Ah We, which they lost 80-70
Ah We down defending champs Young Legs 80-70
BY DEAN GREENAWAY
After relinquishing the junior division crown of Summer Hoops
Xplosion Tournament when Run It Red beat his Dutty Dawgs 65-62,
Morris Wattley came back with All Ah We in the senior championships
to win the A division title.
Young Legs led 19-17
after the first quarter, before All Ah We put the game out of reach
with a 24-12 second quarter run to win 80-70 going away. Chaurbin
Smith led All Ah We with 27 points. Jahmal Rabsatt added 16. Young
Legs’ Ronnie ‘Gola’ Simmonds scored 23 of his game high 33
points in the first half and dished out 10 assists. Anthony ‘Thin
Man’ Bobb finished with 16 points. Rhennie ‘Gumba’ Phipps
added 11 and dominated the boards with 17 rebounds.
“I had a better
team,” Wattley said after the victory. “I had 9-10 players and
they only had six. They got fatigued and they had no coach. I think
that made the big difference.”
director Linell ‘Eraser’ DeFreitas said while it went well, the
organization wasn’t as strong as last year. “Nothing was like we
expected it to be. We had a makeshift venue with improper
seating,” DeFeitas noted. “Our biggest challenge was just
getting the court prepared. We started from scratch-no rims,
bleachers or paint. We had to work hard with a short time to prepare
for the tournament.”
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