first_img RESPECT OPPOSITION The Majesty Gardens basketball courts will be buzzing with excitement tonight when hosts Majesty Legends battle Real Lions in Game Two of the best-of-three finals of the Howard McCarthy Southern Conference competition at 7 p.m. The Legends will enter today’s contest full of confidence, having defeated Lions at home 66-62 on Sunday at Red Hills Road. Simon Brown’s Legends team, who are seeking their second hold on the title, dominated the opening game and led in all four quarters. However, Brown said he is expecting a tougher game from the Lions, but he is very optimistic that his team will close out the series today. “I am confident that my team can win the game for sure because the title is what is at hand, and we want it,” said Brown. “I am fully confident that my team can do it, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t respect the opposition because they are filled with a lot experience players,” he said. The Legends will be depending heavily on the likes of Jermaine Brown and Baldon Todd, who scored 22 points and 20 points, respectively, in Game One. Ludloo Barker, coach of the Lions, said his team will be going all out to ensure that they win tonight’s game and force a deciding game. “Majesty Gardens is like a second home to me because I use to coach there, and a lot of my players are comfortable playing there, so we are ready for the challenge,” said Barker. “It is just another game for us because we are going to do our best, and my players know what is at stake, and they are very calm and ready to go,” he said. “Our scoring output in Game One was much lower than our season average, so we have to finish our plays way better than we did in Game One and see how it turns out,” Barker said. Lions will rest their hopes in the hands of Dasean Boyd, who netted a team-high 17 points and 10 rebounds in Game One, along with Ramaal Carbon and Kemar McLeish to lead their charge to victory.last_img