T&T quartet twin brothers Ahkeel and Ahkeem Boyd, Chike Augustine, and Moriba De Freitas pulled off another upset to book their spot in today’s semifinals of the men’s 3x3 basketball competition at the Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile.

The local team put on a dominating performance to beat 35th-ranked Brazil, 20-19, in the quarterfinals at the Spanish Stadium in the Las Condes region on Sunday.

Ahkeel led T&T’s scoring once again with 11 points, connecting two baskets from beyond the three-point arc which is worth two points.

It was a complete team effort as post players Augustine and De Freitas rebounded and put back-up shots when called upon and Ahkeem gave great support both on offense and defence for the team coached by Christopher Jackson Charles, a former senior women’s coach.

Brazil netted the first basket and it was the only time T&T trailed in the clash.

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Author: Rachael Thompson-King