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Grenadines Basketball Tournament moves into the final stage this weekend

Grenadines Basketball Tournament moves into the final stage this weekend


The Bequia All-Stars head into the final round on home court of the Grenadines Championship undefeated, winning all five games thus far. Bequia defeated all teams, including 2007 champion Union Island All-Stars, 62 to 45, on Friday, and the Canouan Islanders, 77 to 68, on Sunday.{{more}}

In Friday’s match up, Jonas King and Michael Peniston each netted 15 points to secure the victory, while Philmon Taylor of Union Island contributed 18 points. On Sunday, King also led the scoring for the Bequia All-Stars with 22 points.

The current standings reveal Bequia All-Stars with 50 points, the Union Island All-Stars in second place with 45 points, the Canouan Islanders in third place with 40 points, all of who have completed their first round games. Mustique Icons holds the fourth position with 30 points, but both Mayreau, with 25 points and Carriacou 20 points have one game in hand tonight, Friday, May 30. A win for Mayreau will take them into the semi finals. A loss will qualify Mustique instead, who have a better goal difference. Carriacou’s only hope to make to the next phase is to beat Mayreau by at least 36 points, thereby bettering Mustique’s goal difference. The semi finals match up takes place tomorrow night. The winners of Saturday’s games move on to the final game on Sunday night, June 1. The final will be followed by the trophy presentation, crowning the 2008 Champions.

Last weekend’s games at the Canouan Hard court saw very exciting competition, with several records set. The Mayreau Kings defeated Mustique for their first win ever in the history of this competition, now in its sixth year, with Westfield Froget netting the most points, 26, for a narrow four-point victory, 64 to 60. The Mustique Icon, 2006 Champions, find themselves fighting for 4th position and a chance to make it to the finals round. Game two on Saturday night concluded just after 1:00 am Sunday morning, going to two dramatic overtime periods before the Union Island All-Stars finally defeated Canouan, 111 to 104. Veteran Union Island All-Star Leroy Scrubb took his young team to victory with 29 points, much to the disappointment of Damian Harry, Canouan’s leading scorer, who netted 44 points.

The Canouan Islanders will get their chance for revenge at 7:30 pm on this coming Saturday night in the first semi final match up.