Wins for Georgetown, East Coast in DCB U-17 Inter-Association 2020

first_imgTHE DCB Under-17 Inter-Association Cricket Competition 2020 bowled off yesterday with matches at Everest and Lusignan grounds.Georgetown thrashed East Bank by 6 wickets at Everest Cricket Club (ECC) ground, while West Demerara crumbled against East Coast by 92 runs.At Everest, Georgetown won the toss and elected to field, bowling out the East Bank side for a meagre 67 all out in 24.4 overs of their allotted 50 overs.National Under-15 batsman Mavendra Dindyal top-scored with 26 while national Under-15 spin bowler Zachary Jodah chipped in with 13.Ezekiel Wilson was in a most destructive mood grabbing 4 for 11 while Yohance Anjoy, Alvin Mohabir and Inderjeetr Nanan collected 2 for 15, 0 and 3 respectively.In response, Georgetown raced to their victory target of 68 for 4 in 20.4 overs.Jayden Campbell top-scored with 23, while support came from Nana 15, Mohabir 14 and Tamthesh Shivrattan 12.Krsna Singh was the most instrumental bowler claiming 3 for 8 while Dorrius Andrews took 1 for 12.Georgetown won by 6 wickets.Meanwhile at Lusignan, West Demerara won the toss and chose to bowl first, after rain affected the start and reduced their overs to 33.East Coast managed to score a well-composed 141 for 3 from their allotted 33 overs.Openers Ajay Gainda and Anthony Khan started off well before Khan was run-out for 27 and Gainda went on to top-score with 31.Romel Datterdeen scored 20 while Rudranauth Kisson and Chandrapaul Ramraj were thenot-out batsmen on 20 and 17 respectively.Bowling for West Demerara, Jeremiah Singh and Nityanand Mathura took one wicket apiece.In reply, West Demerara struggled as they fell for 49 for 7 from their allotted 33 overs.Renoldo Hussain top-scored with an unbeaten 11 while Sachin Balgobin chipped in with 8.The wickets were shared by Kisson, Ramraj and Dowlatram who collected 2 each for 10, 4 and 11 respectively.Daniel Gulab took one wicket for no run. East Coast won by 92 runs.All matches start at 09:00hrs.Two matches were played in the second round of the DCB Under-17 Inter-Association Cricket Competition – East Coast against Georgetown at Lusignan and East Bank against West Demerara at Everest.In the Lusignan encounter, Georgetown stamped their authority and proved that they were the better side, winning the match by 5 wickets, while at Everest, West Demerara struggled as the East Bank team took control of the game early with the ball and afterwards with the bat as they marched on to victory by 9 wickets.At Lusignan Community Centre ground, East Coast won the toss and elected to bat as they struggled to score, managing 146 for 6 from their allotted 50 overs. Romel Datterdeen was the star for East Coast as he top-scored with 45 while Chandrapaul Ramraj and Rudranauth Kisson contributed 23 and 28 respectively. Inderjeet Nanan claimed 3 for 18 and Navin Permaul, Avinash Ramsaroop and Takesh Shivrattan collected one wicket apiece.In reply, Georgetown wasted no time as they raced to their target of 148 for 5 from 42.5 overs, Shamar Yearwood finished with an unbeaten 61, Jaden Campbell added 45 and Ezekiel Wilson chipped in with 18 not out. Bowling for East Coast, Saeed Sookram took 2 for 39.Meanwhile, over at Everest Cricket Club ground, West Demerara fought their way but only managed a meagre 93 all out from 28.3 overs.Sachin Balgobin top-scored with 40 and Nityanand Mathura chipped in with 25.Thaddus Lovell and Krsna Singh destroyed West Demerara as they each grabbed 4 for 22 and 12 respectively.In response, East Bank opener Zachary Johad scored a well-composed 38 not out and National Under-15 batsman Mavendra Dindyal scored a brilliant 45 as they took East Bank to victory in 18.5 overs and finished on 94 for 1. Deo Singh was the lone wicket-takerMatches continued yesterday.last_img read more

Lakers finally top Clippers in Round 3 of LA rivalry

first_img How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers An emphatic dunk by Davis and the final six Lakers points all scored by James signaled the victory lap for the Lakers, who increased their lead over the Western field to 6-and-a-half games. Their two biggest wins of the season so far might be the ones they just got.“No matter what was going on throughout the game, we just held our composure, continued to get stops, continued to execute,” James said. “It was a good weekend for us.”Davis actually led the Lakers effort with 30 points, standing out during a six-minute third-quarter stretch and extending the lead while James was on the bench. It’s an area where the Lakers have shown improvement in recent weeks, aided by the red-hot shooting of Avery Bradley who was 6 for 12 from 3-point range and had a season-high 24 points. Rajon Rondo also led the critical bench stint, chipping in seven assists.Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error PreviousLos Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates after scoring and drawing a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates after scoring and drawing a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles forward Kawhi Leonard, right, dunks as Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsKawhi Leonard of the Clippers guards Anthony Davis #3 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the first half at Staples Center on March 08, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket on Kawhi Leonard of the Clippers during the first half at Staples Center on March 08, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Los Angeles forward Kawhi Leonard defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Los Angeles guard Paul George defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles guard Paul George, left, yells as he scores while forward Montrezl Harrell watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, right, shoots as Los Angeles center Ivica Zubac defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles guard Lou Williams, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles center Ivica Zubac, left, and Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard reach for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Clippers guard Lou Williams, left, shoots as Lakers center Dwight Howard defends during the first half of an NBA game Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates after scoring and drawing a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates after scoring and drawing a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)NextShow Caption1 of 12Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James celebrates after scoring and drawing a foul during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sunday, March 8, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 112-103. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)ExpandLOS ANGELES – Among the players at least, the Lakers and Clippers have tried defiantly to declare that their series, played in the same building and chasing the same title, is not a rivalry.In a way that’s been true: For a true rivalry, each side needs to demonstrate that they can win.After five months of chasing, the Lakers (49-13) finally got that moment on Sunday at Staples Center in a 112-103 win against the Clippers (43-20), who had won the first two meetings. That moment rose to a crescendo in the final minute, as LeBron James (28 points, 9 assists) took Marcus Morris to the rack for an and-one lay-up, sparking a standing ovation and M-V-P chants at a supposed Clippers home game.Coming off beating the league-leading Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, the Lakers put together their most impressive weekend of the season so far, beating the two clearest outstanding opponents left on their regular season resume. For the Clippers, it ended a six-game win streak that many felt reflected the true potential of a fully healthy roster.center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersFor the city of Los Angeles, it meant one thing only: The rivalry is officially on. And a series that many in each locker room see as an inevitable Western Conference clash has some added fuel.While there’s one more regular season installment — an April 9 game that is likely to see both teams conserving energy for the playoffs — Anthony Davis was among those starting to dream ahead to the postseason.“The best type of games is when you come out of there with bloody lips and scratches, and you know guys taking charges and guys chirping,” he said. Those the type of games that you live for, the fun games in basketball that every player in this locker room wants. It was a fun game today.”At the forefront was James, who again attacked from all over. Guiding the most controlled effort the Lakers have had against their crosstown counterparts (only 12 turnovers), James attacked the paint no matter who was in front of him — including Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers’ two-way star. He successfully converted four and-one drives to the rim among his 14 free throw attempts on the evening.On the other end, the Lakers held the Clippers to under 40 percent shooting, with James also playing defensive shifts on Leonard and George. While the Clippers tightened a double-digit Laker lead to six points with just over four minutes to go, the rest of the team outside of Leonard (27 points) struggled to score in the final stretch. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions The Clippers’ Paul George led all scorers with 31 points. After missing the opening-night match and struggling to shoot on Christmas, George was the toughest scorer to stop. He was 6 for 16, including three 3-pointers, and 10 for 11 at the line. As he initially started out hot, the Clippers led by as many as nine points.But the long-range shooting largely didn’t show up Sunday, as the Clippers were just 7 for 31. The one standout from the Clippers’ bench was Montrezl Harrell, who had 20 points. Ball movement slowed, as the Clippers were held to a season-low 12 assists — compared to 15 turnovers.In the previous two games, the Clippers had always seemed to carry the edge in pure, frenetic energy. After Sunday’s loss, they acknowledged the Lakers bested them in that particular department.“They came out with a lot more juice,” Pat Beverley said. “You beat a team twice, you gotta expect that third time you play them. They game-plan really well. You have to give them a lot of credit, they came in ready to play today.”Davis said the Lakers adjusted in their offensive game plan by dribbling less and passing to shooters more quickly in penetration. Frank Vogel cited his team’s better trust in their interior defense, as the Lakers guards were more on top of Clippers’ shooters.The roster adjustments that both teams have made since the last meeting on Christmas subtle effects: Clippers starter Marcus Morris was 0 for 9 from the field, while Lakers reserve and brother Markieff Morris had 4 points and 5 rebounds in just over 16 minutes with his new team. Reggie Jackson had 8 points for the Clippers, but played just 14-and-a-half minutes.The Clippers weren’t flustered by losing their undefeated mark in the series, but Doc Rivers said he found himself making frustrated points to assistant Ty Lue as the game slipped away.“You rather learn in wins, it’s more enjoyable to be honest, but I saw a lot of things during the game,” River said. “Ty is my computer and I load him all game, every game I do it. I felt like I was talking to Ty way too much tonight about things that we were not doing, things we should do. You lose when you do that.”There was a bit of pressure eased off the Lakers, who had been pressed to find a way to beat the team across the hall. For the Clippers, it was their first loss with a fully healthy roster, which up until Sunday had offered them a sheen of invulnerability.That didn’t escape the Lakers’ attention.“Wasn’t there like a stat they’re 10-0 full strength, something like that?” JaVale McGee asked reporters. “Welp. It’s one loss now.”last_img read more