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New Kings reign in Grenadines basketball

New Kings reign in Grenadines basketball


Bequia All-Stars emerged champion of the 2005 Sprite Grenadines Basketball tournament on home soil last Sunday night at the Clive Tannis Hard Court.

After ending the preliminary round second, Bequia turned the fortunes in the knock-out phase of the competition,edging out Mustique Icon 73-70 in the final. {{more}}

En route to the final, Bequia eased past last year’s winner Union Island 69-62 in the semi-final.

Craiglee Sam led the way for the eventual winners, sinking 31 points with, 15 re-bounds in the final. He copped both his team’s and the tournament’s Most Valuable Player(MVP) and registered 2 steals and a single assist.

Lindon Garrick posted 18 points and 9 rebounds in a losing effort for Mustique.

The third place was taken by Canouan Islanders, with Union Island ending at the bottom of the final standings.

Bequia, apart from taking away the top team prize snatched three of the individual awards.

Otis Lewis had the most blocked shots (60) while Keon Mc Fee recorded the most steals (7).

Junior Sutton received the prize as the winning coach.

Damian Harry of Canouan Islanders was the tournament’s leading scorer with 83 points from six matches.

The most rebounds award was taken by Bruno Clouden Union Island. Clouden snared 37 rebounds. Both Harry and Clouden were adjudged their team’s MVP.

Clint Martin’s eight assists for Canouan turned out to be the most in the tournament.

The award presented at last Sunday’s Closing Ceremony was accepted by Kendall Cumberbatch of Mustique Icon, for being his team’s MVP. This year’s tournament was the third among the southern dependencies of St.Vincent.