July 15, 2014
Female basketballers finish seventh in CBC

St Vincent and the Grenadines women’s basketball team to the 2014 Caribbean Basketball Championships, which concluded last Saturday in Tortola, the British Virgin Islands, finished one from bottom, in seventh place.{{more}}

The team recorded two wins, both against last placed Guyana, and they conceded three losses.

The wins against Guyana, however, were comfortable, as St Vincent and the Grenadines trumped 73-57 in the group stage and had a 69-40 runaway in the play-off for the seventh and eighth places.

In the first encounter on Thursday, Shavern Weekes with 17 points and Sorayah Williams 16 points were the lead scorers for St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Team captain Vasha Adams was the hot hand in the 7th/8th place play-off, as she sank 25 points last Saturday.

Adams turned out to be St Vincent and the Grenadines leading scorer with 74 points, doing so at an average of 14.8 points per match.

Contesting Group B of the championships, the Vincentians had two successive losses on Tuesday and Wednesday, going under to Trinidad and Tobago 43-57 and Jamaica, 22-55.

The Vincentians’ other loss was a 63-70 defeat against Barbados on Friday, as the groups crossed to decide the minor places, fifth to eighth.

Jamaica beat the Dominican Republic 51-45 in the final and the United States Virgin Islands outshone Trinidad and Tobago, 65-52, to take the third spot.

The Bahamas placed fifth after swamping Barbados, 102-54.

Jamaica, the Dominican Republic and the United Virgin Islands head to the Centrobasket, following their three top finishes.(RT)