CPSS scorches Bequia Community High
June 12, 2009
CPSS scorches Bequia Community High

The final of the Female Division of the Secondary Schools’ Basketball Competition turned out to be a one sided affair, as the Campden Park Secondary School (CPSS) scorched the Bequia Community High School, 100 to 58, last Friday afternoon.{{more}}

In searing heat at the New Montrose Basketball Facility, the lasses from the South Leeward institution, mainly through the efforts of the Competition’s Most Valuable Player, Shanice Daniel, overpowered their counterparts from the largest Grenadine Island. Daniel scored a whopping 94 of her team’s points.

Daniel, who wore the number 12 jersey, outran, outplayed, and outfoxed her markers at will. They became merely by -standers, as she dominated and dictated the proceedings.

The standout player, though, did not have her skills witnessed by many, as few persons from her school and the wider community were present.

And the tortuous conditions at the facility, which lacks a canopy over the unfinished pavilion, warded off those who were there, as they sought refuge at every possible shaded area.

Daniel was the obvious choice for the title of Player of the Final.

For Bequia, Shantel Joseph knocked 48, leaving her teammates to just contribute the other ten points.

The CPSS, in getting to the Final, outpointed the Girls’ High School 89 to 33 in the semi-final, with the Bequia Community High gaining a 95 to 68 triumph over the Dr. J P Eustace Memorial Secondary School.

The two losing semi-finalists squared off in the third place play off, which preceded the final.

It was the Girls’ High School which copped the third spot as they had a 43 to 32 win over the Dr. JP Eustace Memorial. Jamailia Cottle scored 22 and the versatile Alicia Cox hit 16, as they led the way in scoring for the Girls’ High School.

The combination of Shanice and Cherise Hall scored 16 and 14 points, respectively, for Dr JP Eustace, as their school had to settle for the fourth spot.

The next step for the emerging female basketballers is their jostling for the spots available in this country’s contingent to this year’s Windward Islands Schools Games, to be held here in July and August. (RT)