August 26, 2011
Duke looking to repeat

Reigning First Division champions of the Bequia Basketball Tournament, Duke, will be looking to stretch its reign when the tournament concludes this Sunday at the Clive Tannis Hard Court in Bequia.{{more}}

Duke advanced to the Final with a 70 to 62 triumph last Sunday night over East Blazers.

Duke’s lead scorer was Lamont Gordon, with 17 points, and for East Blazers, Shavia Farrell also made successful 17 attempts to the basket.

Duke’s opponents in the Final, Bequia Tech Rising Stars, defeated Warriaz 59 to 44 on Saturday night.

For Bequia Tech Rising Stars, Taiwan-based Craiglee Sam poured in 12 points and pulled down 16 rebounds, while Keon Skinner scored 11 points in a losing cause for Warriaz.

Last year’s Second Division winners Rising Stars Two failed to repeat, and was downed by Young Blazers 55 to 53. Toryann Tannis was the hot hand for Young Blazers with 14 points, and added 14 rebounds and 7 steals, in a stellar performance.

For Rising Stars, Xavier Cunningham recorded 16 points and effected 23 rebounds.

The other half of the Second Division finals features Wizards, which dumped Young Duke 67 to 59.

The leading scorer for Wizards was Xavaghn Dennie, with 14 points, and he had 11 rebounds to the good.

But it was Young Duke’s Marko Browne who scored a game high of 28 points.

The best of three series in both divisions were set for last Wednesday night at the same venue.

One title, though, has been decided, as Titans defeated Rockets in two straight games to take the Under-16 Division.

Titans won game one 14 to 12 . For Titans: Rivaldo Gordon, with 6 points and 9 rebounds, led the way, while for Rockets, Selicha Hazell got 8 points.

Titans had a more convincing win in game two, as they marched to a 27 to 11, triumph.

The leading scorer for Titans was Sydian Warner who scored 14 points and had 8 rebounds and for Rockets, Kizron George and Omario Louie, each scored 4 points.

The Presentation and Closing Ceremony takes place following Sunday’s finals. (RT)