Former NBA player Jerome Williams, aged 39 and standing 6’ 9”, raised his game when it mattered to take Sportspower, USA to a 73-56 win over defending champion ONGC in the 8th Savio Cup all-India basketball tournament men’s final here on Tuesday.
Sportspower’s Terrence Thomas was declared Player of the tournament.
ONGC came under pressure when the former NBA players drove in for lay-ups, resorting to rough tactics. ONGC’s Riyazuddin,Vishesh Brighuvanshi and Amritpal Singh also made an impression.
Tridhatu Reality and United Phosphorus were the event sponsors.
The result: Men’s final: Sportspower, USA 73 (Jerome Williams 16, Terrence Thomas 16, Paul Grant 15) bt ONGC 56 (Vishesh Brighuvanshi 18, Amritpal Singh 18). — Special Correspondent