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RUN N’ GUN CHAMPS

Image: A photo moment for SLBF Division 1 Champions Run N Gun, SLBF President (far left )and NFC representative (far right bottom row) (Photo Anthony De Beauville)

New B -Ball Div. I Winner.

Image: A photo moment for SLBF Division 1 Champions Run N Gun, SLBF President (far left )and NFC representative (far right bottom row) (Photo Anthony De Beauville)
A photo moment for SLBF Division 1 Champions Run N Gun, SLBF President (far left )and NFC representative (far right bottom row) (Photo Anthony De Beauville)

RUN N GUN All Stars is the new St. Lucia Basketball Division 1 champions. The boys from the south of the island defeated Basketball For The Future 87 – 64 on Saturday evening at the Vigie Multi-Purpose Sports complex in the Finals.

From the opening tip, Run N’ Gun dominated the BFTF with an aggressive up-tempo style, which enabled them to jump to 22 -10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

The dynamic trio Rahim Auguste, Zephtan Fontelio and Tim Auguste, was just too potent a combination for BFTF as they cruised to a comfortable win 87 – 64 at the final whistle.

Image: Courts Jets SLBF Premier League Champions celebrate with KFC representative (Photo Anthony De Beauville)
Courts Jets SLBF Premier League Champions celebrate with KFC representative (Photo Anthony De Beauville)

With the three-match series tied at 1 – 1 and playing at home, BFTF never looked like the same team that defeated Run N Gun at the Beausejour Indoor Facility to square the series exactly three weeks ago. With a handful of supporters cheering them on in the stand, one would have thought that would have inspired them to make a match out of it. But that was not to be as Run N Gun continued their dominance both offensively and defensively at to lead 46 – 27 at the end of the second quarter.

Up by 21 points going into the third quarter, Run N Gun continued to press on their advantage to end with 64 – 44. The BFTF faithful’s in the stand still had what it takes to keep on cheering despite being shocked by what was actually happening on centre court.

Image: MVP Run N’ Gun No.3 Rahim Auguste receiving his award from KFC representative (Photo Anthony De Beauville)
MVP Run N’ Gun No.3 Rahim Auguste receiving his award from KFC representative (Photo Anthony De Beauville)

Run N Gun’s furious onslaught was led by Zephtan Fontelio who finished with 23 points, 8 rebounds and 3 steals and was named the KFC Player of the final.

However, like any good team in basketball BFTF showed maturity and good sportsmanship at the end.

Run N Gun’s Rahim Auguste was adjudged the MVP of the tournament. Run N Gun received the championship trophy, a monetary prize and gold medal. Seven-time champions (five consecutive) Courts Jets were on hand to receive the KFC League title, a monetary prize and gold medals; they defeated rivals VBCC Warlords in their best of three series. Troy Louison was named the Finals MVP in the Premier League.

Image: Run N Gun made life difficult for BFTF with a 22-10 first quarter advantage (Photo Anthony De Beauville)
Run N Gun made life difficult for BFTF with a 22-10 first quarter advantage (Photo Anthony De Beauville)

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