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Play intensifying in government league basketball

  • Delvonne Duncombe (foreground) and the Defence Force Marines are looking to take control of the Bahamas Government Departmental Basketball Association as the 2013 season winds down. The Marines lead the standings with a 5-1 win/loss record.

Guardian Sports Reporter

Published: Jul 22, 2013

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A number of teams in the Bahamas Government Departmental Basketball Association (BGDBA) are looking to move up the standings as the season winds down and teams head into the playoffs.

Out front in the standings is the Defence Force Marines with a 5-1 win/loss record. There’s a two-way tie for second between the Tronicquest Cybots and Airport Authority, both at 4-1. The BEC Shockers are in fourth with a 4-2 win/loss record.

On Saturday night, the Shockers defeated The Real Deal Rangers, 88-59. The top scorer was Brandon Ingraham with 19 points. Vararo Clarke netted 17 points in the win and Ishmael Curtis scored 15. The highest scorer for the Rangers was Salathiel Anderson. He had 18 points.

The Tronicquest Cybots and BTC went head-to-head on Saturday, both looking to improve their records and positions in the standings. The Cybots won 91-53. Leading the way in that victory was Georgio Walkes with 30 points. Teammates Adorn Charlow and Elkin Sherman chipped in with 21 and 20 points respectively. Closing with 28 points in a losing effort was Jorann Adderley. BTC has yet to win a game this season.

Also on Saturday night, the top team in the league, the Marines, defeated the NIB Kings, 87-71. Kenrio Ingraham was the leading scorer for the Marines with 18 points. Durchen Sands netted 17 points and Otis Ferguson Jr. had 15 points. Stepping up for the Kings was Stephon Hall with 21 points. Burke Williams added 16 points.

There are 13 teams in the league this year. The other squads are the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT), the Police Crimestoppers, the Prison Challengers, the Police Enforcers, the Sharks and the Police Royals. All games are played at the D.W. Davis Gymnasium. League play resumes today.

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