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Twisters leave Flyboys in a spin

Sharp shooter: Omari Dill-Pettiford scored 43 points in Twisters' victory on Saturday (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Hamilton City Twisters defeated the Paget Flyboys 78-60 in the first game of a triple-header in the Bermuda Basketball League at Somersfield Academy on Saturday.

Flyboys, last year’s champions, could not keep up with Twisters ball movement and heavy press in the first quarter.

Twisters pushed hard into the Flyboy’s half and were dropping jump shots from every angle.

The team looked comfortable from the start as they settled into formation connecting passes and looking for the free member to take the shot.

“I feel like we got the best team in this league so it’s all up to us to just finish this out and get the win,” Omari Dill-Pettiford, Twisters’ top scorer in the game.

Dill-Pettiford scored 43 points. More than half of his team’s overall points.

“It feels good, my team-mates were looking for me and I was looking for them, so they just gave it back to me.”

Flyboys put in a great effort defending their half and collecting rebounds to press their offence court.

Dean Jones, of Flyboys, was fighting to collect every rebound on defence and offence. He ended the game with 11 rebounds.

Running back to defend their half, both Jones and Dion Easton of Flyboys had three fierce blocks each for their team.

There was not enough time for the Flyboys to close the gap and make a comeback, with them intentionally fouling late in the fourth quarter and Twisters claimed their fifth win of the season.

Dill-Pettiford believes there is nothing to change about his team’s dynamic. “Nothing different just keep playing,” Dill-Pettiford. “I think the best will happen when we play together.”