Dawgz take a bite out of Bayas title chances, Stars show championship pedigree - Aug 13, 2013
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Bayas chances of capturing the mens division one league title suffered a set-back as they suffered defeat at the hands of Mont Fleuri Dawgz, while Premium Cobras won a hard-fought game against Drifters. Dawgz and Baya met on Saturday in the game of the weekend at Victoria Gymnasium and they did not disappoint those who were in attendance. The game started off well for Baya as they took a six-point lead after the first quarter of play 18-12. Dawgz came out stronger in the second quarter and fought hard to outscore Baya 15-17 and reduce the gap to four points 33-29 at half-time. The third quarter was where it all went wrong for the boys of coach Michel Malbrook as they fell behind, losing 15-22 as their opponents opened up a three-point lead 51-48 ahead of the final quarter. Bayas Timmy Adam scored 11 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as even though Baya won it 21-19, it was a case of too little too late as they suffered a demoralising 69-70 defeat against the ever-improving Dawgz. Steven Andr led the scores with 13 points for the Dawgz who lost centres Brian Agricole and Yannick Rose through injury. Drifters provided a stern test for Premium Cobras on Sunday but they failed to overturn a large first quarter deficit which cost them the game. The Cobras took an early 13-point lead in the first quarter which ended 27-14 in their favour. Drifters responded by winning the second 19-14 before losing the third 18-20. At this point, the Cobras looked on course for victory and they won the fourth 10-minute spell 24-22 for an 85-73 win. Had Drifters not taken too long to get into their stride in the early stages of the game, it could have been a much closer final score. Ervin Agathine had 30 points for Drifters and was joint top-scorer with Cobras Amadou Sylla. In Sundays other mens division one match, Brian Morel scored 23 points to lead MBU Rockers past winless RC Dynamic on an 88-45 scoreline. Emmanuel Larue scored 14 for Dynamics.
In a mens second division match played during the weekend, Wolf suffered a heavy defeat against promotion hopefuls Praslin Warriors. The final score was 77-27, with Jackson Auguste leading the scoring for the Warriors with 24 points. Stephen Roseline led Wolf with seven points.
Meanwhile, reigning female player of the year Jana Malbrook scored 24 points for Anse Etoile Stars who look set to retain their league title after keeping their 100% record alive with victory over rivals Mont Fleuri. The game was a closely fought contest where Stars had the first word winning the opening quarter 18-12. Mont Fleuri came out stronger in the second which they won 17-14. Unfortunately for Mont Fleuri they lost their momentum in the third quarter and they fell further behind as Jana Malbrook scored 10 points to help her team fly past their opponents with a 24-10 score. The Stars had opened up a 17-point lead and even though Mont Fleuri fought back to win the final quarter 19-10, the damage had already been done as they lost the game 58-66. Jana was helped in attack by her mother Simone Malbrook with 15 points, while Bernadette Songor scored 18 for Mont Fleuri.
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Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) added to their roster 25-year old Seychellois ex-international center Abdel Kader Sylla (205-90, agency: Comsport). He moved there from Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) where he played this season. In 34 games he recorded 4.7ppg and 3.9rpg [read more]
Entente Orleans 45 (ProA) added to their roster 25-year old Seychellois ex-international center Abdel Kader Sylla (205-90, agency: Comsport). He moved there from Pau-Lacq-Orthez (ProA) where he played this season. In 34 games he recorded 4.7ppg and 3.9rpg. The last season Sylla played also at Pau-Lacq-Orthez. In 23 games he averaged just 2.7ppg and 2.2rpg. His team made it to the French La Semaine des AS Cup Final Four in 2012. Sylla was a member of Seychellois Senior National Team in 2011. He has played previously professionally in Seychelles (Cobras). On Sylla:
An hard worker, long armed, very athletic inside player. Has good moves around the basket, intimidates the opponents and can finish with thunderous dunks. Even after having done great improvements in last season, observers say he has yet a tremendous upside. Has dreams of getting drafted and playing in the NBA, maybe that they will come true.
Baya clinch second league title in dominant fashion - 3 Years ago
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The 2014 mens division one league title will settle in Bel Air this year as Baya managed to wrestle the league championship from challengers Mont Fleuri Dawgz. Baya title winning game took place at Victoria Gymnasium on Saturday evening where they faced the task of defeating an MBU Rockers side who had already defeated them in the first round. As this was a high profile match, the Seychelles Basketball Federation (SBF) took every necessary precaution as they deployed police officers aroun... [read more]
The 2014 mens division one league title will settle in Bel Air this year as Baya managed to wrestle the league championship from challengers Mont Fleuri Dawgz. Baya title winning game took place at Victoria Gymnasium on Saturday evening where they faced the task of defeating an MBU Rockers side who had already defeated them in the first round. As this was a high profile match, the Seychelles Basketball Federation (SBF) took every necessary precaution as they deployed police officers around the grounds to ensure order among the passionate fans. Baya showed their intention from the start as they opened up a 10-point lead at the end of the first quarter much to the delight of the large crowd inside the gymnasium. It ended 26-16 on favour of coach Michel Malbrook s side. The second quarter continued much like the first as Baya kept on scoring to increase the gap to 13 points to take the scores to 42-29 at the end of the first half. By then the Baya fans had already began celebrating as although not impossible, on this day it would prove difficult for MBU Rockers to get back in the game. By the third quarter, the game picked up in intensity with very neat passing and finishing taking place on the court, which delighted the fans. Again it was Baya who had the edge in this quarter as they put the result beyond any doubt, taking the score to 65-44 and within minutes of the league championship. The final quarter saw the Rockers playing for pride, as this day belonged to the hard working Baya side, who despite already putting the game to bed, continued to give the fans some good displays. Timmy Adam was again the star man as he put the fans and his own players to their feet with two one-handed dunks in a row. He finished as the games highest scorer with 25 points. With time winding down, Baya were in possession when the final buzzer rang to send the fans and players into raptures as they claimed a second league title to cement their position as the best basketball team in the country. The final score was 92-64. I am extremely happy right now. We knew what we had to do before the game and we came out and achieved it, said Baya coach Michel Malbrook . When we defeated Mont Fleuri Dawgz last week, I said that we will not look back now and that is what we did today.This is Bayas second league title after winning it for the very first time in the 2008 season and will now hope to add the knockout title to their collection and of course, they will be hoping not to have to wait as long to taste another league success. As for MBU Rockers, they have been ever-improving over the years and will hope that they can challenge for the league title next year. In the other first division match played last weekend, Ervin Agathine scored 31 points to lead Drifters to an 87-79 win over Beau Vallon Heat. Courtesy of: basket-in-africa.blogspot.com
Dawgz keep title charge, Stars title defence in tatters - 3 Years ago
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Mont Fleuri Dawgz kept their hopes of a first ever league title alive as they won their ninth game of the season, while Anse Etoile Stars suffered another defeat, making their title defence all the more difficult. Mont Fleuri Dawgz was victorious over RC Dynamics, a side that has yet to record a win this season. A win against a much improved Dawgz side was always going to be a tough task and the boys from Mont Fleuri showed their superiority as early as the first quarter where they scored... [read more]
Mont Fleuri Dawgz kept their hopes of a first ever league title alive as they won their ninth game of the season, while Anse Etoile Stars suffered another defeat, making their title defence all the more difficult. Mont Fleuri Dawgz was victorious over RC Dynamics, a side that has yet to record a win this season. A win against a much improved Dawgz side was always going to be a tough task and the boys from Mont Fleuri showed their superiority as early as the first quarter where they scored 15 points compared to 4 for their opponents. The game continued with the same momentum, with the match ending in a big 92-34 score which put the Dawgz at the top of the standings. Ron Estico was the games leading scorer as he managed a contribution of 28 points including three successive three-pointers for his Dawgz side, who will next play Praslin Warriors. Third placed MBU Rockers suffered a major blow to their own title challenge, after they lost to Anse Boileau based Drifters. The match remained tight throughout, but in the end it was Drifters who ran out victorious with a 75-68 win. Drifters Arnaud Arissol led the scoring for his team with 17 points, with Keven Morel of MBU also contributing the same to his side. PLS Hawks, whose hope of defending their league crown looks bleak, were in action against last years surprise package Beau Vallon Heat and they managed to grab a big win. The game remained close, up until the final quarter where the Hawks increased their lead by 15 points, to win the contest on an 84-66 score. Captain Jean-Paul Desaubin led the scoring for his team, getting 21 points. Heats Jean-Paul Camille scored a game-high 23 point, but it was not enough to prevent defeat. The ladies division two saw defending league champions Anse Etoile Stars up against the defending knockout champions Mont Fleuri. Bernadette Songor led Mont Fleuri to a 67-43 win over the Stars who now find their bid to keep hold of the league title slip of their hands. Mont Fleuri and unbeaten Hotshots are now the two teams challenging for the title. In the mens division two, Grand Anse Wolves recorded an easy 67-38 win over Anse Etoile, while Cascade Bullets managed a 58-48 win over Juniors. Courtesy of: nation.sc
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