18 March 2008

SEYCHELLES : Jhelum Cup - Stars-HotShots women’s final match-up

THEY clashed a fortnight ago in the Charity match and the winners were decided in the dying seconds when veteran Simone Malbrook scored the game’s last two free-throws for the 44-42 win.
Anse Etoile Stars and HotShots will clash in the women’s Jhelum Cup finalAnse Etoile Stars and HotShots will match up again on Saturday March 29 in the final of the Women’s Jhelum Cup (formerly Curtain-raiser tournament). The two sides qualified for the final of the Jhelum-sponsored tournament with wins over the weekend in the semifinals played at the Palais des Sports.
HotShots were the first of the two teams to book their place in the final last Saturday. Trailing by two points 15-17 at half-time after having lost the first quarters 8-13 before winning the second 10-minute spell 7-4, defending champions HotShots upped the tempo in the second period, winning the next two quarters 20-3 and 13-10 for a 48-30 victory over RA Sisters.
Coach Philip Arrisol had centre Tina Agathine (16 points) and power forward Myra Solin (14 points) combining for 30 of their team’s points and their total equalled RA Sisters’ tally.
Sylvie Port-Louis led RA Sisters in scoring 8 points.
On Sunday, Anse Etoile Stars rested Simone Malbrook, but her husband Michel Malbrook was on the team’s bench to guide the defending League champions to victory against their daughter – Jana Malbrook – and the rest of the Cadettes team.
Interestingly enough, Cadettes, who are preparing for the forthcoming sixth edition of the Jeux de la Commission de la Jeunesse et des Sports de l’Océan indien (CJSOI), scored 28 points against the Stars who got 69.
Jessica Fanchette had 12 points for Cadettes, while the Stars had three players – Zita Siméon (16 points), Georgia Désir (14 points) and Dynah Louis (12 points) – scoring in double figures.

In the men’s competition, the semifinals will be played early next week after the taking place of the quarterfinals this week.
In yesterday’s first quarterfinal encounter, PLS Hawks, 85-44 winners against Mont Fleuri Dawgz, were to meet Cascade Bullets. The winners will clash with the victors of the Juniors-Angels encounter scheduled for tomorrow.
Juniors eliminated RA Herons on a 54-51 score, while Angels beat LMS Youth 93-44.
In the bottom bracket, MBU Rockers face defending champs Premium Cobras on Thursday after both teams won their matches over the weekend.
The Rockers beat Men’s First Division newcomers Beau Vallon Heat 78-44 and Premium Cobras, who gave a debut to their two Nigerian recruits – Simon Pusam and Alao Solomon – dispatched RC Dynamics 87-52.
In today’s quarterfinal match, Baya, who defeated defending League and Cup double achievers PLS Hawks in the recent Charity match, face AAP Brothers.
Coach Michel Malbrook’s Baya collected an 86-50 win against Falcons to make the quarterfinals.

G. G.

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