(Massacre, Dominica, April 8th, 2017)
The gloomy sky and sprinkles threatened to put a damper on the final of the President’s Cup this weekend, but the show went on as planned.
After having the first game between the St Mary’s Academy and 767 Sports Under-17 teams called off with minutes left in the fourth due to rain (SMA was declared the winner 52 to 27), nobody was sure if the final would take place.
But, to the delight of all the fans gathered, the veteran Fast Cash Prowlers, led by Julien Isles and Bernard Mills, tipped off against the youthful exuberance of the PSC Falcons at Massacre.
The Falcons seemed to have the upper hand to start the game, but the Prowlers worked hard to put to rest any claims that the youthfulness of their opponents could out play or out last their experience.
With less than a minute left in the fourth quarter, coming out of a time out, the Prowlers continued to play smart, composed basketball, pulling out the win 82 to 74.
Julien Isles scored 29 points, Ronald Bruno 14 and Bernard Mills 13.
In a losing, but impressive effort for Falcons, Kijuan Thomas had 26, and Peter Ricketts 17.
Week one of the regular season will tip off on Wednesday at 7pm as the D-Tread Blazers and Thunderers go head to head in both Division 1 and Premier games.
On Thursday, it will be the PSC Falcons playing 767 Sports at 7pm followed by Digicel Cloud against Lindo Park X-Men.
All games will be played at Massacre.