This Sunday 05th June, the finals of the Republic Cup took place at the Phoenix Gymnasium. The first match was the women final between the current champions Curepipe Starlight Sporting Club and the runner up, the Hoop of Beau - Bassin/Rose - Hill Basket - Ball Club scheduled @ 15hr00. The gymnasium was packed with all the basket - ball fans and they were not to be deceived.
The first 2 quarter was very closed between these 2 teams and it was only in the middle in the 3rd quarter that the curepipe girls began to take over the match, most thankful to the 2 malagasy players, Judith and Gladys. They scored together more than half the points of the curepipe team and their techniques was a bit too much for the
youngs talents of the hoop to deal with such as Corinne somauroo, Vanessa Speville and Yanna Venkatchellum and Mary - Anne Benjamin. Finally, the CSSC win another trophy after the one won during the masters 2004 at the beginning of the year. The final score:
Curepipe Starlight SC V/S Hoop Beau - Bassin/Rose - Hill BC
The second final, the men final, was between the always favourite Real of Port - Louis against the emerging
Mahebourg Flippers BC. And as expected, the match was a very interesting and exciting one. The Real started the match in the best way than ever taking a 9 points lead. Then the Flippers came back into the match through the impulsion of their captain, Gilbert Prayag, who scored 3 baskets in a row to bring back the score to a 3 points deficit between the 2 teams.
At half time, the Real leads the game with an 11 point lead due most of all to the MVP of the Indian Ocean, Ghislain Fanny. At the beginning of the 3rd quarter, the Real had a 23 points lead and at this moment, but as usual, the Flippers uses their fighting spirit to get back into the game. At 1 min of the end of the game, the Real had only a 3 point lead and all the spectators were captivated with this breath taking final. Finally, using their strong experience of the final, the Real won the match on the score of 77 to 72. It is one more title for the real but full cedit should also be given to the flippers who have played a great game.
Real of Port - Louis SC V/SMahebourg Flippers BC
The match ups between these 2 teams in the league will be much interesting to watch....
So, keep connected to eurobasket and be aware of the latest update in basket - ball throughout the planet...
Till then, see ya all...
Pascal Prayag & Bradley Grandsable
We love this game!!!