The Wendy’s Lady Heels overcame a near defeat to seal their position in the Finals of the FirstCaribbean Big Four Tournament by defeating Welly’s Cool Spot.
Welly’s staged by far their best performance of the season, players like Catherine Ebanks and Leanna Jarvis stepped up like never before and the basketball community knows that next year the young ladies of Welly’s Cool Spot will not be the underdogs once again.
Welly’s applied suffocating defence that severely hindered the Lady Heels offence, but Dionne O’Garro and Benieca Thomson led their team to victory.
O’Garro had 22 points, 17 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocks while Thompson had 14 points, 18 rebounds and 2 steals; For Welly’s, Catherine Ebanks led the way with 13 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists while Cassianne Lawrence had 6 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals. Leanna Jarvis was also exceptional with 10 points, 9 rebounds and 2 steals. The final score was 54-48.
In game 2, Merta Day led her team past the WestTel Straight Shooters in a nail biting 65-58 finish. With the resurgence of point guard Sade Wood, and Arielle Goodyear, WestTel outscored FIS in the second half to cut down a 17 point first half deficit. But in the end, Merta Day and Cindy Loadman were too much for WestTel and FIS are into the Finals.
Day had 26 points, 17 rebounds and 7 steals while Loadman added 15 points and 10 rebounds; Sophia Foster also had 9 points and 9 rebounds. For WestTel, Sade Wood had 16 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals while Arielle Goodyear had 11 points and 11 rebounds; Stacy Kelly also had 14 points and 8 rebounds but early foul trouble kept her out of the game.
The finals begin Thursday at the Eastern Avenue Court at 6.30pm.