By Taromane Martin
THE D-Fenders 2018 Tip-Off Basketball challenge kicked off yesterday at the Multipurpose Hall.
Eleven matches took place yesterday and saw powerhouses Marist and Gunners cementing their position on the table after two wins in the men’s division while Defenders also picked up double wins in the women’s division.
Organizers say the basketball competition will continue this Sunday with the final pool matches before the competition heads for the play off.
“Week one will consist of round-robin play with teams in their allocated pools. Then in week two playoffs will be held to determine the winners, “ organisers said.
“All participating teams are guaranteed a minimum of three games across the two weekends.
“Games are played in 2 x 10 minute halves, with the last 2 minutes fully-timed and a 24 shot clock in play.
“In addition there will be some modified scoring rules, with dunks being awarded three points and shots from outside the regulation three point arc instead being worth four points,” it adds.
Meanwhile results from yesterday’s basketball challenge are as follows:
El Divas defeated Sunrise 24-18 lost to Defenders 19-16
Defenders beat Sunrise 24-18 and also defeated Divas 19-16
Sunrise- lost to El Divas 19-16 and lost to Defenders 24-18.
Marist defeated Snakes 24-20 and SOSSA 45-12
Ronkay Knights lost 35-12 to Gunners but defeated Crusaders 30-27
Gunnerz defeated Pinoy 27-16 and also Ronkay Knights 27-16
SOSSA lost 45-12 to Marist and lost to Canberra Cannons.
Canberra Cannons- defeated SOSSA and also defeated Snakes
Pinoy defeated Crusaders 24-19 and lost to Gunners 27-16.
Snakes lost to Marist 24-20 and also to Canberra Cannons.