Defending Champions X-Men Out of Championship

first_imgResults of LIME DABA 2011 Playoffs:On Wednesday 7th September 2011, the defending National Champion Sign Man X-Men and NO Look a first time entry into the Lime National League met in game 3 of their best of three semi finals Domlec Premier League matchup, with the series tied at 1-1. The game started at 9:00pm at the Lindo Park in Goodwill, with the No Look team riding on their success in game 2. In the early minutes of the game both teams struggled, ending the first quarter 8-11 in favour of No Look. However, Dominica National Team point guard Bernard Mills seized the opportunity to dominate, forming a partnership with current National Team center Garth Joseph, leading the No Look team to a 14 points lead at the end of the first half (31-17). Mills continued his dominance in the third quarter, as the defendaing champions had no answer for his quickness and high percentage finishing. Entering the fourth quarter, the defending champions were facing a 22 points deficit. With the score at 49-30 and 8:02 left in the fourth quarter the rain came, forcing the referees to abandon the match and to continue on Thursday. In continuation of the game from where it was interupted by the rain on Wednesday, the X-men showed a sign of their offence that had led them to an undefeated regular season, but they were unable to stop Bernard Mills and his determined No Look. At the end of the game NO Look defeated the defending Champions by 20 points 67- 47, a rather disappointing performance by the defending champions. Top scorers for No Look Bernard Mills a game high 31, Garth Joseph 19 and Fletcher Leblanc 6. Leading the X Men were National player Peter Ricketts 15, Joseph Hypolite 12 and Natonal player Davidson Toulon 8.There will be a new champion in the Domlec Premier League as NO Look will battle it out against former champions Gatorade Blazers. While in the Kubuli/Vita Malt Division one, the defending champions Wesley Raptors will begin the defence of their title against the undefeated Goodwill Starz. Both games are scheduled for the Massacre Hard Court from 7:00 pm weather permiting. The executive of the DABA will keep an eye on the weather due to the expectation of tropical storm Maria.Gary BenjaminDABA Secretary 14 Views   no discussions Share NewsSports Defending Champions X-Men Out of Championship by: – September 9, 2011 Sharecenter_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more