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Defending champs Legs & Another Level win Federation League openers

- League to feature women's team for first time ever
Another Level (blue) beat Young Stars, 80 – 62 to begin the defence of their title in the BVIBF National League on June 4, 2016. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
A player from Another Level grabs a rebound over his Young Stars counterparts. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
A player from Another Level grabs a rebound over his Young Stars counterparts. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
A player from Stingers charges airborne down the middle in the game against Celtics. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
A player from Stingers charges airborne down the middle in the game against Celtics. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Celtics and Stingers battle for a rebound. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/Vino
Celtics and Stingers battle for a rebound. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/Vino
The line-up of teams at the opening ceremony of the BVI Basketball Federation National League on June 4, 2016. Photo: Facebook
The line-up of teams at the opening ceremony of the BVI Basketball Federation National League on June 4, 2016. Photo: Facebook
The defending champions Legs. Photo: Team of Reporters
The defending champions Legs. Photo: Team of Reporters
Four of the Legs top players. Frm left: Jovaughn Cameron, Franklyn L. Penn Jr, Kennedy H. Bass and Jason A. Edwin. Photo: Team of Reporters
Four of the Legs top players. Frm left: Jovaughn Cameron, Franklyn L. Penn Jr, Kennedy H. Bass and Jason A. Edwin. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- The British Virgin Islands Basketball Federation (BVIBF) launched its National League on Saturday June 4, 2016, with defending champions Another Level and Legs both recording resounding wins at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Road Town.

Playing the first game after the Opening Ceremony, which saw the Sports Minister Honourable Myron V. Walwyn officially declare the season open, Another Level beat Young Stars, 80 – 62.

For Another Level, Deangelo Sampson top scored with 21 points and 15 rebounds, Kevaughn Robin added 13 points with 7 rebounds, and Joash Victor notched 13 points and 8 steals, whilst Malique Wattley finished with 11 points.

For the Young Stars, Tafari Winchester scored 18 points, Dequante Dabreo 11 with 6 rebounds, Kishawn Willey 11 with 9 rebounds, 5 steals and Oscar Herara 10 points.

“We realised since 2014, when we tried to bring the league, that there was a lot going on in basketball and it was a disaster, with even the Government stepping in to help get things going. However, although there was no league we hosted the CBC Championship and realised we were heading into a transition period with some players getting older and less competitive. Our mandate for this league is to focus on younger players and help prepare the U16 Boys and Girls teams for a tournament in Guyana,” commented BVIBF President, Guy L. Malone.

Legs stride past Kings

To round out the opening night, Legs cruised past Kings, 81-70.

Khalid Gerrard led the way with 28 points, 8 rebounds, Kitwana Rymer scored 11 points with 7 rebounds, 5 blocks, Franklyn L. Penn Jr scored 10 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists and both Kennedy H. Bass and Jason A. Edwin hit 9 points, with Bass adding 5 rebounds and Edwin 10.

For the Kings, Kelvin Samuel scored 22 points, 16 rebounds, 13 assists and 3 steals, Sean Woods 12 points, 6 rebounds, Juan Richards 8 points, 9 rebounds and Cedric King 8 points, 7 rebounds.

Wins for Stingers & All Ah Wee

On Sunday June 5, 2016, the Hon Myron V. Walwyn sponsored Stingers routed the Celtics, 109-68, with D’Moi M. Hodge notching 35 points, 16 rebounds, 2 blocks, 13 assists, 3 steals. Tyler Cameron added 22 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals, Amari Maduro 13 points, 4 assts, 5 steals, Requan Minott 12 points, 4 rebounds, Ajai Frett 12 points, 4 assists and 4 steals, Noel Maxwell 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists and Omar Walker 9 rebounds.

For the Celtics, Tyrell David picked up 15 points, 8 rebounds, and Kemoi Walters 11 points, 6 steals.

All Ah Wee then finished the weekend’s action with a 101 – 55 demolition of Zero Tolerance, with Steve E. Parillon grabbing 31 points, 5 rebounds, Jevon K. Serrant 17 points, 8 rebounds, 7 steals, Nat Malone 12 points, Enrico Harrigan 13 points, 13 rebounds, Travis Isaac 9 points, 11 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals, Jolyon Wilson 9 points, 8 rebounds and Aubrey Daniel 9 points, 4 rebounds.

Zero Tolerance were led by Nigel Carey’s 21 points, 11 rebounds and Roger Farrington’s 9 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists. Ahjan Doward finished with 5 points, 9 rebounds.

Women to compete in League for first time

For the first time ever the League will feature 3 teams of women.

“It’s very exciting,” noted Malone. “At the CBC we pushed hard for a senior women’s team and although we didn’t win many games we won the hearts of many of the other teams there. The women played with heart, spirit and no little skill, so it’s very encouraging for our growth to see them competing in a league format.”

 

JUNE 2016 SCHEDULE

Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Saturday, June 4, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

YOUNGSTARZ vs. ANOTHER LEVEL

   

7:30 PM

Senior Division

KINGS vs. LEGS

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Sunday, June 5, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

CELTICS vs. STINGERS

   

7:30 PM

Senior Division

ALL AH WE vs. ZERO TOLERANCE

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

AND ONE vs. MAD MIX

   

7:30 PM

Senior Division

EAST vs. SKULLS

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Friday, June 10, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

ANOTHER LEVEL vs. AND ONE

   

7:30 PM

Senior Division

KROWN HEIGHTS vs. SPARTANS

   

9:00 PM

Senior Division

LAW AND ORDER vs. KINGS

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Saturday, June 11, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

STINGERS vs. YOUNGSTARZ

   

7:30 PM

Women Division

LADY BULLDOGS vs. RAMS

   

9:00 PM

Senior Division

ALL AH WE vs. EAST

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Sunday, June 12, 2016

1

6:0 PM

Junior Division

MAD MIX vs. CELTICS

   

7:30 PM

Senior Division

LEGS vs. ZERO TOLERANCE

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

MAD MIX vs. STINGERS

   

7:30 PM

Senior Division

SKULLS vs. KROWN HEIGHTS

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Friday, June 17, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

ANOTHER LEVEL vs. CELTICS

   

7:30 PM

Senior Division

SPARTANS vs. LAW AND ORDER

   

9:00 PM

Senior Division

ZERO TOLERANCE vs. EAST

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Saturday, June 18, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

YOUNGSTARZ vs. AND ONE

   

7:30 PM

Women Division

EAGLES vs. LADY BULLDOGS

   

9:00 PM

Senior Division

LEGS vs. ALL AH WE

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Sunday, June 19, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

STINGERS vs. ANOTHER LEVEL

   

7:30 PM

Senior Division

SKULLS vs. KINGS

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

CELTICS vs. AND ONE

   

7:30 PM

Senior Division

KROWN HEIGHTS vs. EAST

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Friday, June 24, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

ANOTHER LEVEL vs. MAD MIX

   

7:30 PM

Senior Division

SPARTANS vs. SKULLS

   

9:00 PM

Senior Division

LAW AND ORDER vs. ALL AH WE

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Saturday, June 25, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

AND ONE vs. STINGERS

   

7:30 PM

Women Division

RAMS vs. EAGLES

   

9:00 PM

Senior Division

KINGS vs. EAST

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Sunday, June 26, 2016

1

6:00 PM

Junior Division

CELTICS vs. YOUNGSTARZ

   

7:30 PM

Senior Division

LEGS vs. KROWN HEIGHTS

 

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Date

Court

Time

Division

Games

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

1

6:0 PM

Junior Division

YOUNGSTARZ vs. MAD MIX

   

7:30 PM

Senior Division

ZERO TOLERANCE vs. SPARTANS

6 Responses to “Defending champs Legs & Another Level win Federation League openers”

  • lower estate (07/06/2016, 09:41) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    turn out is weak they are not doing enough to promote the games
  • Reply (07/06/2016, 10:46) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hush even when some of you know about the games you are a no show!
  • Eagle Eye (07/06/2016, 11:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    I dont know where they get this thing from about amatuer dont get paid after so much work has to be put in.inject 50 grand for the wining team and we will see a compititive league also a burst in teams and fans
    • Xxx (07/06/2016, 15:57) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      LOL amateurs don't get paid though & a cash prize league will never finish and all the players will play on one or 2 teams. Basketball is easy to fix it's not complicated. Back in Maestro & Big Leo days heck even Juggie's days when we played on that hard tar court and would get soaked when the rain came every yr, the venue was packed and ball was hype. Every district had at least 2 teams and St.Thomas always had a team. Somehow progress made us backward.
  • Sa Affairs (07/06/2016, 12:47) Like (1) Dislike (2) Reply
    Legs again now that Ray is injured


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