Esso has all the makings of a contending team.
They have a pair of big men inside in Rotando Thompson and Bosko Tomzsezik. Plus they have two dynamite guards in Perry Levy and Samuel O’Garro.
On Sunday all came together and showed the Blazers are force to contend with in local basketball.
The Esso Blazers beat team Colombia 76-54 at the CIBA Court off Eastern Avenue.
Both teams play in division one of the Domino’s Pizza Men’s Basketball League.
Esso came out shooting well early. They scored 20 points in the first two quarters and by half-time had a 40-18 lead.
The game would be drastically more competitive in the second half. Both squads levelled at 12 points apiece in the third quarter before each posting 24 points in the fourth and final quarter.
Esso’s star players shined in every facet of the game. Thompson soared for rebounds, Tomzsezik altered shots, Levy shot well from the floor and O’Garro made determined drives to the lane.
Meanwhile, Colombia countered with star players Jonathan Corpus and Norbelio Livingston. The duo made a nice inside combo with a decent perimeter game and good rebounding.
However they were not enough. Sandi Jiminez played well in spurts but was not the third option that team Colombia needed on offense.
O’Garro lead Esso in scoring with 19 points and added 10 rebounds and six assists. Tomzsezik posted 16 points and nine rebounds, Levy had 11 points, six assists and five rebounds and Thompson had a double-double with 10 points and 16 rebounds.
Colombia saw Corpus lead all scorers with 21 points while Livingston had 11 points.
In the other division one game the DHL Wolves took down George Town Sports Club 83-72 in a possible playoff match-up.
Big man Dwight O’Garro had a solid game for the Wolves with 25 points and nine rebounds.
O’Garro had plenty of help from Gary ‘The Butcher’ McLaughlin who had 24 points and 15 rebounds. Earl Allen stepped up with 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
GT countered with 22 points and nine rebounds from Antonio Thompson, 14 points and 18 rebounds from Mike Morgan and 12 points and three blocks from Jonothan Mitchell.