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BBA already preparing for sweet sixteen

BBA already preparing for sweet sixteen

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The Bequia Basketball Association (BBA) has already set Saturday, July 14 as the start-up date for its 2014 edition, as it marks the sweet sixteen edition.{{more}}

As promised, the 15th version of the tournament concluded on cue, on Saturday, August 31, at the Clive Tannis hard court in Bequia, with the hosting of the final of first and second divisions.

The finals night saw the second matches of the best of three, in both divisions.

Duke continued to reign in the first division, with Blazing Heat taking hold of the second division gold medal.

Duke took game two 77-54 over Rising Stars, while Blazing Heat recorded a 72-56 downing of Rising Stars Two.

In game one, Duke won 90-58 over their opponents, and Blazing Heat won 65-60 over Rising Stars Two.

The Under-16 competition, which is the nurture field of the BBA, saw Hawks upstaging defending Champions Young Wizards to win the gold medal.

According to a release from the BBA, Stevorn Taylor of champion team Duke, was awarded Most Valuable Player overall, as well as his team’s MVP.

Taylor’s teammate Ishama McKree, was, however, adjudged the Finals MVP for his effort in the two-game series.

Kirstin Lampkin of the silver medallists Rising Stars was adjudged his team’s MVP, and also had the most points in the tournament, with 154 in eight games. His teammate Chaz Compton was presented with the Most Improved Player award, while Kelan Edwards of East Blazers was his team’s MVP; Keon Skinner of Warriaz and Ewing Andrews of last placed Gladiators were their teams’ MVP’s respectively.

Duke also walked away with three more individual awards, as power forward Lamont Gordon took the trophies for both the most assists and most blocks, with 27 and 14 respectively, in eight games and Jonas King, had the most rebounds with 123.

In the second division, Blazing Heat defeated Rising Stars’ Junior team in two games.

But it was power centre Austin Derrick who was awarded that division’s Most Valuable Player overall, as well as for his team. He also had the most rebounds, 85 in six games, and the most blocks, 24.

Sharas Foyle, also of Blazing Heat, had the most points, 119 in 6 games. Also Mark Browne of Blazing Heat was awarded most assists with 16, and his team mate Denroy Hutchins adjudged the Most Improved Player.

In the final series Mickel Joseph was adjudged that series’ MVP.

In the Under-16 Division, individual awards went to Titans’ Kirsty Bailey for most points (147 in 10 games), and most steals (60 in 10 games).

His brother Kirsta had the most assists with 12 in 10 games, with Givin Forde repeating his Overall MVP award, taking the title once again in 2013, although his team was knocked out in the semi-finals.

Forde was also adjudged Dragons’ MVP, had the most rebounds and most blocks, with 185 and 33 respectively.

Gold medallists Hawks’ leading scorer Cody Compton was recognized as MVP of the final series and his team’s MVP.

Meanwhile, Jermaine John of silver medal team Young Wizards was his team’s MVP and Anthony Thomas was Hornets’ MVP.

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