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DRAKES: MARY, aka Vie Pinder

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Detour Shack Attack and Police secured the final two spots available to the semifinal round-robin play-offs of the Barry Stewart Invitational Big Six Basketball Tournament hosted by Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) despite contrasting results at the Jean Pierre Complex, Mucurapo on Thursday night.

Shak Attack which began the final day of round-robin matches fifth on the six-team table overcame Police 72-64 to end with a 3-2 record and eight points, second behind Defence Force which qualified to the final with a 4-1 record and nine points.

Maloney Pacers also had a chance to seal a spot in the semifinals, but fell to Straker Nets, 66-77 as both teams dropped into a four-way tie with Petro Jazz and Police with 2-3 records and seven points.

However, based on its plus-29 points difference among the four teams in head-to-head matches, Petro Jazz secured third spot ahead of Police (plus-six) as both teams qualified in third and fourth spot respectively for the semifinals along with Shak Attack.

Straker Nets, which won its last two matches, including a shocker over Defence Force ended with a plus-two differential and fifth while Pacers, with its minus-37 ended in cellar-spot.

Final Big Six standings


1. Defence Force*5*4*1*9

2. Shak Attack*5*3*2*8

3. Petro Jazz*5*2*3*7

4. Police*5*2*3*7

5. Straker Nets*5*2*3*7

6. Maloney Pacers*5*2*3*7

Today (Jean Pierre Complex)

Under-16 Division: Brian Chase vs 500 Hawks, 3pm

Under-21 Division: Matthew Pierre Academy vs Spartans, 4.30pm

Women’s Divison: Quarters vs Police, 6pm

Men's First Division: Detour Shak Attack v Police, 8pm


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