Basseterre, St.Kitts (August 16th 2015):-The Horsford’s Ghetto Roots booked their spot in the finals of the SKNABA “A” Division this past Saturday with a hard fought win over the young Sandy Point Fruta Falcons . The victory not only booked a finals spot but also ensured that the much storied team will be promoted back to the Premier Division after being relegated during the 2014 season.
After each team won each of the first two games it came down to the final and deciding game on Saturday evening. Ghetto Roots dominated the game for most of the first half and into the second half. However rain stopped play and that broke the momentum of the Ghetto Roots team. The Sandy Point Falcons returned after the rain stoppage with much more energy and zeal and raced to score some 16 points to Ghetto Roots 4 points in the latter half of the 3rd quarter.
Boht teams traded leads for the 4th quarter until it eventually came down to 63-63 with Ghetto Roots in possession and 20 seconds on the clock. Levi “By By” Fyfield took control and seemed set to take the final shot. However good Falcon defense forced the exciting guard to give up the ball to 2013 Finals MVP Berlie Francis who took two dribbles with 3 players in his face defending and drained the game winner from behind the 3 point line. Berlie once again saved the day for Ghetto Roots proving his MVP quality.
Ghetto Roots Troy Wattley led all scorers with 24 pts 15 rebs and 3 assists with veteran teammate and Captain Kiethley Hicks supporting well with 13 pts and 11 rebs. Berlie Francis had 9 pts and 4 rebs including the winning 3 pointer.
Eye Care Perry Ellis Sandy Point Falcons was led by Graeme Browne with 22 pts and 16 rebs.
The victory means that the “A” Division finals is set with the Horsford’s Ghetto Roots to face the St.Peterz Runners. Game 1 of the “A” Division Finals is set for Tuesday 18th August at 7pm.