Cestors Mongars and Mohamed Z Traore (32pts) came to do work. It was evident from the jump ball onset. Would it be an easy win? Not many had them as favorite.
Mohammed is a Guinean import. Mohammed had previously played for Mighty Barrolle seasons past.
The Guinean is not the only import for Cestos Mongars. Akimou Sow also from Guinea contributed 6pts, 13rbds in their lost.
Cestors Mongars took an early lead over the Bushrod Bulls. How they went ahead to loose the lead had many in attendance perplexed but to the joy of the Bulls fans who were many in attendance.
Costly turnovers, bad judgements and fright might had cause them their woe.
Eddie Phillips of Cestors Mongars had three crucial turnovers in the third quarter that had their seven points lead evaporate.
Point guard Emmanuel Fleming, was a ball hog. Holding on to the ball most of the occasion without making sound judgement.
For Bushrod Bulls their turning point came by way of Alfred Doe hitting two big three pointers in the fourth. It was a deciding moment that ignite the Bulls offense and defense.
With 56secs in the match, M. Traore was fouled and he made two free throws tying the game at 68pts apiece. Carlos Marshall, who is averaging 12.2pts this season was foul on the subsequent possession.
He would make one of two free throws making his total 19pts for the night.
With 17secs left and the ball in the Bulls possession, Cestors Mongars give a foul sending the Bulls to the line. C. Marshall thinking the foul was on him, step to the line and took the first free throw.
After a protest from the Cestors Mongars bench and close review by the officials, a technical foul was given against Bulls. Theo Gbarlie who was fouled made one of two giving the Bulls a two points lead.
Mohamed Traore had the opportunity to cut the score to one point but missed the free throw which was awarded as a result of the tech. He was 75% from the line, shooting 15-20. It was a rare miss that had the crowd gasped.
With the possession, a time-out and six seconds on the clock there was still opportunity for a comeback win or the game going into overtime.
The ball was inbounded to M. Traore who was closely guided by Carlos Marshall. He missed the heavily contested layup.
Many thought Carlos hit the backboard on that play but the refs had nothing to say about that as the game clock expired and the Bulls celebrated!
Cestors Mongars has impress many from this outing compare to previous. The now look ready for their reaming matches if they play like how they did this night.
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