PRESS RELEASE:-The 2017 KFC Commercial Basketball tipped off Wednesday August 31st 2017 with defending champions PCD/Goddard Group continuing their undefeated streak since the 2016 tournament.

PCD took on Financial Services in what was a keenly contested Group A matchup.

The Financial Services team, despite fielding only 5 players, led 20-19 at the half.

The defending champs began the second half with a 10-0 run, leading by as many as 14 in the third quarter.

Financial services however was able to reach within 1 of PCD until a few missed open looks from point blank range allowed PCD to convert into fast break points.

n the end, defending champions PCD got the better of their opponents with a 56-49 victory.

KFC Player of the Game Andre Louison led PCD with 20 points, 14 rebounds, 3 steals.

His brother Troy chipped in with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 5 assists.

Kurt Hyacinth led the Financial Services team with 15 points and 5 rebounds.

Raheem Auguste also raked in 12 points and 4 steals for Financial Services.

Group Matchups continue this weekend with two games on Friday, September 1 st. Sandals comes up against Digicel at 6:00pm while the Saint Lucia Fire Service and the Royal Saint Lucia Police Force square off at 8:00pm.

On Saturday September 2nd, WASCO faces Lewis Industries at 6:00pm and The Media Association will battle it out with The Saint Lucia Teachers Union.

All games will take place at the Beausejour Indoor Facility.