Eagles fly away with Kobras

first_img– Sonics extend losing streakOn Sunday at the Burnham Hard Court, the Eagles took on the Kobras in the U23 division, while Pepsi Sonics battled the Ravens in the first division category, as the Rainforest Water/Malta Supreme/ Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) league continued.In the first match of the evening, although the Kobras kept a keen and watchful eye on the Eagles, they couldn’t strike early enough, and the Eagles flew away with the win 68-56.The matchup was very close, with the Eagles taking the first quarter 16-15 but losing the second quarter 13-12 as the Kobras struck their retaliatory blow. The Eagles, however, swept the third round 23-6, in process showing their superiority over the opposition team. And even though the Kobras again retaliated by winning the fourth quarter 22-17, their margin of deficit was 12 points.Leadng the scoring for the Eagles was Captain Shamar Huntly, who ended the night on 23 points and with support from Sherland Gillis (8). Kobras’ James Lakhan (14) and Amoniki John each scored 11 points in a losing effort.In the second match of the night, the Sonics were aiming to register a win to arrest their current losing streak, but Lady Luck had again abandoned them, and their losing streak was extended with a 43-56 loss.Having made some sloppy passes, the Sonics were outplayed and weren’t able to convert their shots, the Ravens being too good for them.Top scoring for the Sonics was captain Jason Squires, who, with 17 points, was the only player to make it into double figures for the Sonics.Even though Tyron Hamid led the Ravens with 19 points and Dominic Vincente supported him with 10 points, the Ravens were able to outscore the Sonics because they played as a unit. (Timothy Jaikarran)last_img