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BVI crushed 85-68 by Bahamas in CBC semis

- play Antigua & Barbuda for bronze @ 6:45pm
Bahamas will play for the gold medal in the 2015 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships after defeating British Virgin Islands 85-68 in the semi-finals on Saturday June 20, 2015 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex. Photo: K. Dawson
USVI steamrolled Antigua and Barbuda to reach the final of the CBC Men's Championship. Photo: K. Dawson
USVI steamrolled Antigua and Barbuda to reach the final of the CBC Men's Championship. Photo: K. Dawson
The bronze medal game between Antigua and BVI is set for 6:45 p.m. Photo: K. Dawson
The bronze medal game between Antigua and BVI is set for 6:45 p.m. Photo: K. Dawson
Kennedy H. Bass was kept quiet for the second game in a row but will be spearheading the BVI's attempt at CBC Bronze at 6:45pm today, June 21, 2015. Photo: K. Dawson
Kennedy H. Bass was kept quiet for the second game in a row but will be spearheading the BVI's attempt at CBC Bronze at 6:45pm today, June 21, 2015. Photo: K. Dawson
The US Virgin Islands were led by Cuthbert Victor with 21 points while Angel Rivera distributed nine assists. Ivan Aska, Kitwana Rhymer, Kevin Sheppard and Gergio Milligan all had double figures. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
The US Virgin Islands were led by Cuthbert Victor with 21 points while Angel Rivera distributed nine assists. Ivan Aska, Kitwana Rhymer, Kevin Sheppard and Gergio Milligan all had double figures. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Suriname surprised Barbados to progress into the 5th/6th place play off against St Vincent and the Grenadines. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Suriname surprised Barbados to progress into the 5th/6th place play off against St Vincent and the Grenadines. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - Bahamas will play for the gold medal in the 2015 Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championships after defeating British Virgin Islands 85-68 in the semi-finals on Saturday June 20, 2015 at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex.

The Bahamas, with a win, would complete a sweep of the Men’s and Women’s tournaments for the first time since Puerto Rico accomplished that feat in 2007. BVI will play Antigua and Barbuda for the bronze.

The Bahamas jumped out to a 14-2 lead in the first quarter and never faced a serious challenge, leading after the opening frame 25-14 and at halftime 50-30. They extended the lead to 69-47 after the third quarter and never let the lead get below 14 points in the fourth.

Mangun Rolle led the Bahamas with 14 points and was one of five players scoring in double figures. Kleon Penn, back in action after missing the previous game, and Norville 'Banana' Carey each had 13 points for BVI, while Penn pulled down 13 rebounds.

The bronze medal game between Antigua and BVI is set for 6:45 p.m.

USVI steamroll Antigua & Barbuda

Following a 108-66 thrashing of Antigua and Barbuda, the US Virgin Islands will play in the gold medal game against Bahamas this evening.

A 23-3 first quarter run by the US Virgin Islands, in which they held Antigua & Barbuda scoreless for 7:12, set the tone for the rest of the game and led 25-7 after the first quarter. The lead was 47-27 at the half and increased to 81-52 at the end of the third quarter.

The USVI were led by Cuthbert Victor with 21 points while Angel Rivera distributed nine assists. Ivan Aska, Kitwana Rhymer, Kevin Sheppard and Gergio Milligan all had double figures.

Ernest Scott led Antigua with 15 points and Kenya Achom and Raviel Burton chipped in 10 apiece.

The gold medal game between the Bahamas and the United States Virgin Islands will take place at approximately 8:45 p.m.

Suriname to play for 5th

Riding into game three with momentum coming off their first victory, Suriname defeated Barbados 71-49 to earn the right to play for 5th place in the tournament against St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Captain Sergio DeRandamiede of Suriname led the scoring with 19 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists, Safiero Fraser pitched in with 10 points. Coming into the match-up riding momentum from Friday’s big win, Suriname jumped out to a 18-9 run in the first quarter and remained with the lead heading into the locker rooms at halftime 27-18.

Akeem Marsh led the way for Barbados with 10 points and 11 boards. With the loss, Barbados will play against Bermuda in consolation play at the CBC Men’s Championships 2015.

20 Responses to “BVI crushed 85-68 by Bahamas in CBC semis”

  • cay (21/06/2015, 11:08) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    where is this big bvi squad the streets was talking about SMH...
  • Yes (21/06/2015, 11:24) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    88 cant even coach a pencil fight.
  • .......... (21/06/2015, 11:38) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Look up bvi look so bad on its home court....i staying home tonight
  • Discipline (21/06/2015, 12:23) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Discipline-
  • 1 (21/06/2015, 14:04) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    They tried their best
  • VG (21/06/2015, 17:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Seems like they throw in the towel already after they lost to st thomas
  • Wootoop (21/06/2015, 21:11) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Everybody calling down the Bvi team but if u put them same talkers on the team them goin lose worse.
  • rass mahn (21/06/2015, 22:12) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    change 88 and put bash
    • bash basher (22/06/2015, 08:09) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
      Bash would be worse. They have a coach here but he not BVI. But players respond to him.
  • And 1 (21/06/2015, 22:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Aye the bvi makes me sick in every sport can't rep nothing. B ball Lix , track meet lix ,cycling lix the only time them defend is against them own smh
  • Yes (22/06/2015, 08:10) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Team is lacking discipline. You see how those guys act on the bench. No other team carried on so. So the first problem is discipline
  • j (22/06/2015, 08:57) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    any serious coach wouldn't allow JR to do what he does. He's a great player but makes a mockery of himself and the team. PLEASE GET A COMPETENT COACH WHO THE PLAYERS RESPECT!
    • Go BVI (22/06/2015, 09:27) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply

      He and one of the coaches had an altercation this year and last year. had a fight with two players this year. He need to go sit down he too childish for sports.

  • Bigs (22/06/2015, 09:49) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    First as a member of the team I'd like to apologize for our performance BVI. Discipline and egos got in the way of our success.

    The coaches tried all they could to make us a team but too many players wanted to shine. I'd especially like to say that Coach Mike put us in position to when each game with his pre game scouting reports and his practice instruction and attention to every detail. Truthfully he should have been the head.

    Coach Wes did all the motivational work for the team but in the game that he took overcas coach was truly in over his head.

    Coach Keith. Has a big heart and much love but he doesn't command the respect of the team.

    BVI I feel like we let you down because we didn't follow simple instruction and execute our game plan. It won't happen again come 2016!
  • True Story (22/06/2015, 21:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    This was probably one of the more talented BVI National Teams in a while but one of the main things that this team was missing is a point guard who can settle the team down and get them into their sets. Looking from outside in, one of the issues with the team that I saw was the fact that their was not many options to the sets they ran and everyone seem to just be going 100 miles per hour. If the game was slowed down to a certain extent and the team got into what they were running and try to get a good shot every possession I honestly felt that they could of been more successful. That comes with discipline and just knowing how to stay poise and playing together and just knowing that the team is much bigger than any individual. There is certainly no I in team but there is one in WIN and in order to be successful individual talents have to sacrifice for the betterment of the team. The BVI was just as talented as any of the top teams in the tournament and to play the way that they did just goes to show that something needs to be done in terms of bringing the team together and just making sure that sacrifices are made for the betterment of the team. Some of the players have either played on a professional level, college ball, or even high school ball for coaches who have disciplined them about the ins and outs of game. But on a more positive not, the BVI as a whole needs to stop bashing whatever national team it may field in whatever sport and just lift them up in whatever way and support them cause when they do good you give them praise but when they fall short it's like they ain't s#!+
  • impressive (23/06/2015, 08:40) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    What BVI needed most was the point guard from last year. It was obvious that the players were playing selfishly. Including Frankie. Who is very talented but has a lot to learn about the game of basketball.

    Listening to the Sideline coach he really was giving them proper instructions. They just seemed to not have the IQ necessary to follow through.

    In honesty from all that I'm hearing went on from fights among players, egos, not believing in coaches and not believing in each other, all the antics on the bench, watching players cry after being taken out game. I really feel for the coaching staff. I watch both tournaments last year and this year and BVI behavior is juvenile. I heard the sideline coach say these guys are crazy referring to a player on the bench. And I feel he is correct something is truly wrong with a lot of them. Didn't they see how other teams carried themselves. Guy Malone should make them sit and watch each game and show them how the acted.
  • Carla (24/06/2015, 14:40) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    GIVE MORRIS AND GOLA THAT SAME TEAM YOU WOULD SEE A DIFFERENT, HOWEVER THEY WOULD BRING THE BEST OUT OF THOSE PLAYERS. THE COACHING SYSTEM WAS REALLY POOR SIX(6) TIME OUR TEAM FAILED UNDER THE SAME HEAD COACH, ARE WE GOING TO WAIT UNTIL YOU DOUBLE SIX AGAIN. PLEASE, MORE EMBARRASSMENT.
    • stop playn (24/06/2015, 21:44) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Morris. Morris. Morris stii running plays from 20 years ago. Same plays we ran in the ghut. Goal just local. Why we keep choosing hood coaches to go against international ones. Just plain dumb


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