Petro Jazz takes Super 10 title

Petro JazzPetro Jazz has won the Super 10 title in Trinidad & Tobago for the first time in its history after defeating Valencia Heat 96-80. The cruising win came in Game 6 of the best of seven finals series for the Super 10 Basketball League, giving the Jazz a 4-2 title success.

It was third time lucky for Petro Jazz as the club was contesting its third consecutive Super 10 finals series, while Valencia was in its first since joining the league in 2006. The club is only the second from the larger southern island of Trinidad to win the Super 10 since the league was formed in 1987. The other seven winners of the league came from the island of Tobago to the north. The series has been a closely fought contest, but Game 6 was controlled by Petro as the club eased its way to the title.

The winners took a while to get into the game though, and through the first quarter the teams were locked at 22 points apiece. The Heat warmed into the game in the second period and managed to edge out Petro with a lead of 39-40 as the teams went in for the long break. Early in the second half Valencia extended to 39-42, but Petro Jazz responded by sinking 9 straight points to take the initiative at 48-42 and never looked back.

Adrian Joseph was the player of the game with impressive numbers of the 22 points, 8 rebounds, and 4 assists. Ako Pascal was the top scorer in the game with 28 points, while Dextroy Manswell had a double-double 15 points and 11 boards.

Dwayne Virgil sent home 20 points for the defeated Valencia and Fabrice Fisher scored 20 points and took 7 off the glass.

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