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Fahie stars as VI take bronze @ female CBC C/ship!

- Shauliqua Fahie nets game high 25 points
Shauliqua Fahie scored more than half of the VI's points with 25 to lead her squad to the win. Photo: Facebook
The Virgin Islands females were playing in their first ever regional tournament. Photo: Facebook
The Virgin Islands females were playing in their first ever regional tournament. Photo: Facebook
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, VI - The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) held off Antigua and Barbuda for a 44-38 win in the third place playoff of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) female under-16 championship on Saturday July 16, 2016.

Putting the disappointment of a semi final loss to Suriname behind them, the VI girls, playing in their first ever regional tournament, grabbed the 3rd place spot and a place at the Centro Baskets Tournament next year with a comfortable win over the Antiguans, who had already beaten the VI in the earlier group play, at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, Guyana.

VI's defense was impeccable and held the Antiguan offence to single-digit scores in the first three-quarters of the game.

Antigua outscored the VI in the final period 16-14 and in the second half 24-18 but were too far down to pull off the win.

Shauliqua Fahie scored more than half of the VI's points with 25 to lead her squad to the win. She also had nine rebounds and five steals to help VI maintain their advantage throughout the course of the game.

Timna Philip had a double-double for Antigua with 14 points and 13 rebounds in the loss while Britnay Gore had nine points and 16 rebounds.

Against Suriname in the semi-finals, Shauliqua Fahie, who is the VI's best player for the tournament, produced her lowest point’s total of the tournament with 14 points but had 18 rebounds for a double-double effort. Keithrece Smith also had 14 points in the loss.

12 Responses to “Fahie stars as VI take bronze @ female CBC C/ship!”

  • the rock (17/07/2016, 09:45) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    congratulations is in order, now lets get morris watley to take us to gold, but he will need to get them from now, not a month before the games!
  • coach (17/07/2016, 09:57) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    congrads girls job well done
  • Now Dah Mek Sense (17/07/2016, 10:00) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    let us keep the girlz active because the boyz are a waste ah 9 months.
    • parent (17/07/2016, 12:21) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
      Maybe your son is a waste of nine months but for sure not mine.

      Congrats girls and boys keep pressing on.
  • bvi (17/07/2016, 10:35) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Congrats girls, job well done its only up from here.proud of you!
  • Teach Them (17/07/2016, 11:21) Like (5) Dislike (3) Reply
    at least the girls made us proud after we were ashamed by the under 16 boys
  • Jill (17/07/2016, 13:47) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Hon Fahie should organize a motorcade as Myron did nothing to help
    • the rock (17/07/2016, 17:45) Like (2) Dislike (6) Reply
      motorcade for what a bronze medal, that's our problem, we always got to settle for less, no when we get into the finals we will have a motorcade, if u want that u better get Morris Wathley as coach!
  • Mtn. Dove (17/07/2016, 23:57) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    The thing that annoys me about tortola people is that alot of you guys talk and know nothing about what is really happening nationally and internationally. Instead of getting into a blogging war yall need to understand the movement and direction that basketball has taken away from the BVI and both coaching staffs are trying to develop programmes to bridge that gap. Good job boys staff and personnel and awesome job to the girls staff and personnel as well. Gola, Morris, Gumba and Jason were all apart of the womens delegation last summer and what place did they finish? Oh, i thought so........yall stay hating instead of lighting up your little corners and uplifting your own. Different types of expats coming into the bvi and working together and prospering whilst bvislanders cant even get along in something of there own, Sports! Yall stay bigging up man that dont big up others. That girls team put in 3 months of work and were successful with 1 coach and multiple sessions a day! His message from the league through out the tournament was "progress and fundamentals"...they did just that! Its about the country not any 1 individual.......#supportthegirlsthatsit#justclap#displaynationalpride#

    By the way the 3rd place finish qualifies them for centro basket next yeah, its kind of a big deal!!
  • Proud of VG (18/07/2016, 09:01) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    YAYYYYY!!!! Congrats to the whole team mehnnn.... Proud of our very own Keithrece... Keep pushing girl you is a GREAT SPORTS PLAYER!!! 3rd place is good....
  • All said (18/07/2016, 13:25) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Great job coach, great job young ladies .. A motorcade is good encourage the youth them.. Better luck next time young men.

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