Deloitte wins corporate hoops title

Deloitte are the champions of the 2016-17 Corporate Basketball League after a tight contest with Intertrust in the finals on Wednesday, 1 February.

The game at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre saw the top two teams throughout the season meeting each other a fortnight after Intertrust won a league match-up between the two.

It was a close game at the half, with Intertrust holding a 30-27 advantage. They pulled away as the third quarter went on to extend the lead to 43-34 after three quarters but it might have been the case of the hungrier team wanting the glory more. Deloitte pulled back and won 54-52.

“We just said we couldn’t lose to them again,” said Deliotte captain Anthony Green, who scored 11 points in the game. “We had a bunch of our co-workers and friends who came to watch, so we turned up the energy. We decided we didn’t want to lose again. That’s really all it was.”

The finals MVP was Steve Mitzel, who had a team-high 17 points. “It felt good to come back and have a good game against them,” he said, noting the last outing was probably their worst game of the season and was their only loss of the campaign.

“We came back and switched up our defence. We played man-to-man last game and we came out in a box-and-one to stop their best player, Jerome [Narcisse] and it worked out perfectly,” he said.

Narcisse was held to 12 points and a game-high 27 from Shaad O’Garro wasn’t enough for Intertrust.

A day earlier, Deloitte beat Ernst & Young in the semi-finals, while Intertrust downed RCIPS.

2016-17 Corporate Basketball Champions – Deloitte

See final league standings below:

Position Team Name Wins Losses Forfeits Points
1 Intertrust 9 1 19
2 Deloitte 9 1 19
3 Ernst and Young 7 2 1 16
4 RCIPS 6 4 16
5 Maples Finance 5 5 15
6 Maples and Calder 5 5 15
7 PWC 4 6 14
8 Dept of Sports 4 4 1 12
9 Sunrise Church 2 7 1 11
10 Walkers 3 3 3 9
11 MUFG 0 7 3 7


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