Butibam wins convincingly in Lae basketball

A youthful Butibam side proved too strong for Souths with a convincing 42-15 win in Lae mens premier competition last Sunday.

The win places the premiership hopeful’s joint leaders with NS Busu on the competition point’s ladder.

 NS Busu continued their winning spree adding Unitech Bulls to their list of victims with a 65—46 beating while Red Beach edged out Exodus 39-38 in the other matches played on day.

Butibam under the guidance of former star player Casey Stafford had the match in their hands from the start of the whistle as the young side went into break at half time with a comfortable lead despite the first quarter cancelled due time factor.

Young Apelis Stafford was the star on court with his sneaky defense resulting in several classic steals that were successfully converted into baskets.

Young Stafford was ably assisted by center Mark Bousagu and Mansfield Joumkalop extending their lead to in the third quarter.

Stafford contributed five basketballs to the 16 that were potted further extending their lead 28-9 at quarter break.

Souths workaholic Bai Norman was his side’s hard trier but his tireless efforts could not match up to the fired up Butibam side.

Picture: South’s Bai Norman dribbles past Butibam’s Apelis Stafford in their premier clash last Sunday. Butibam had the laugh with a convincing 42-15 win.

Wendy Katusele