Monday, February 27, 2012

Cobras take sting out of Rattlers to advance to Hugh Campbell Championship game


NASSAU, Bahamas – The C.C. Sweeting Cobras had a lot to prove against the C.I. Gibson Rattlers.  In the Hugh Campbell semi-final, the Cobras took the lead and never looked back.

Leading by as much as 32 points, the Cobras defeat the Rattlers 90-62 behind the shooting of Roosevelt Whyley and Dionte Strachan.

Whyley ended the afternoon with 27 points and 18 rebounds and Dionte Strachan pulled down 10 rebounds and 16 points including three dunks in the fourth quarter.

“This game set up real good for the championship,” Strachan said. “We just have to try bring it all together and win this one.”

The championship game is 8pm Monday night at the Kendal Issacs Gym.

Strachan added that the Cobras can’t get overly excited heading into the final against Eight Mile Rock.

“We still slacking off defensively but we are good,” said Strachan. “If we execute more and stay disciplined we can pull off this win.”

The Rattlers tried several times to get the lead back but could never get control of the game.

Rohan Adderly hit a three at the end of the first to give the Rattler renewed energy at the interval despite C.I. Gibson trailing 22-16.

In the second quarter, C.C. Sweeting went on a 12-2 run that was stopped by two free-throws from Roosevelt Whyley with 1:23 to go in the second and allowing the Cobras to hold on to the lead 36-32.

The Cobras held on to the 39-32 lead going into the break with after Angelo Lockhart sunk 3-of-4 free-throws on two technical fouls on C.I. Gibson.

The Rattlers came out storming in the third quarter on a 16-5 run over the first 5:22 but allowed the C.I. Gibson to creep back into the game.  At the end of the quarter the Rattlers lead 65-47 thanks to a last second tip in by Whyley as the buzzer sounded.

For the Rattlers, Edney Bethell had 14 points and 8 rebounds to go along with 12 rebounds and 9 points from William Rigby.


VIDEO: C.C. Sweeting Cobras and C.C. Sweeting players shake hands after their semi-final game. The Cobras advance to the Hugh Campbell championship game with the 90-62 win over the Rattlers.




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 VIDEO: C.C. Sweeting Cobras head coach Mario Bowleg shouts instructions to his team during their Hugh Campbell semifinal game on Monday. The Cobras advance to the Hugh Campbell championship game with the 90-62 win over the Rattlers. 


PHOTO: C.C. Sweeting Cobras fans celebrate the team's Hugh Campbell semifinal win on Monday. The Cobras advance to the Hugh Campbell championship game with the 90-62 win over the Rattlers. 

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