Marc Stamp, Gleaner Writer
Arnett Gardens Rockers and Spanish Town Meadows will square off in a Game Three decider of the Hi-Lyte/Insports Community Basketball league today, starting at 6:30 p.m. at Edgewater Sports Complex in Portmore.
The Arnett Gardens team forced Game Three following their 54-43 victory on Sunday night at the same venue. Vivian Spence led the way for the Rockers with a game-high 19 points, while Ochom Kirkland gave strong support with 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds.
Damion Johnson, with 17 points, led the way for Spanish Town Meadows.
In the night's other game at Edgewater, Linkup All Stars and Mega Mart Magics meet also in a Game Three decider, which is set to begin at 8 p.m. Both teams are locked at 1-1 in the series following Linkup All Stars' 76-57 win against Mega Mart Magics on Sunday night at Edgewater.
Linkup All Stars will come blazing with Aquie Ferguson and Garfield Campbell, while Mega Mart's leading players include Damion Richards and Kenrick Whyte.
good crowd support
Meanwhile, Pembroke Hall advanced to the semi-finals when they handed Aqua Youths a 61-48 beating in Game Two of the best-of-three quarter-final series at Pembroke Hall Community Centre on Sunday night.
The league's coordinator, Dennis Martin, told The Gleaner that spectator support has been good.
"The support has been good at the games venues such as Pembroke Hall, Edgewater and Tivoli Gardens," he said.
He also disclosed that the league has been good for the development of basketball as "the youngsters are getting more involved in the sport and there are more spectators attending the games".
The semi-finals are scheduled on January 24, 26 and 27, while the final is set for January 29, 31 and February 2 (if necessary). The winner of the league will receive the trophy and $100,000, while the second-place team will get $50,000.