June 26, 2015
National male basketballers finish sixth in CBC

St Vincent and the Grenadines’ senior men’s basketball team finished sixth in the 2014 Caribbean Basketball Championships (CBC), which ended in Tortola, last Sunday.{{more}}

Contesting the fifth and sixth places in Sunday’s play-offs, the Vincentians were defeated by Suriname 87-80.

They were placed in that position after completing a 74-73 edging out of Bermuda in the play-off spots for the fifth to 10th places.

St Vincent and the Grenadines in the preliminary round recorded two wins and had two defeats as well.

Their wins were against the Cayman Islands and Barbados, triumphing 80-71 and 70-63, respectively.

On the other hand, the United States Virgin Islands got past St Vincent and the Grenadines 93-62 and hosts, the British Virgin Islands, handed the Vincentians an 84-69 loss.

In total, St Vincent and the Grenadines played six matches, notching up three wins and the same number of losses.

Their performance represented an improved placing for St Vincent and the Grenadines over 2014, when they ended at the bottom in the eight-team race.

The 2015 edition saw a complement of 10 countries represented.

The United States Virgin Islands topped this year’s championships; Bahamas – second and Antigua and Barbuda – third.

The St Vincent and the Grenadines team comprised: Sean Baptiste, Nyika Williams, Quincy Jackson, Shawn King, Alexis Foyle, Burton Williams, Brian Ofori, Akene Smart, Lezlo Mc Kenzie, Steveon Taylor, Craigg Friday and Dameon Ottley.

King turned out to be one of the top in rebounding both offensively and defensively, while Foyle and Baptiste were in the top half of the leaders in points.(RT)