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‘NBA All Stars’ beat ‘Best of the VI’

- in exhibition match following annual Outreach Xperience basketball camp @ Save the Seed Energy Centre
Nowhere to go for Romain D. Minott (with ball). The ‘NBA’ All Star team (blue) edged a ‘Best of the Virgin Islands (VI) team’ 128-126 at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola on Thursday July 6, 2017. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Demoi M. Hodge rises to the basket for the Virgin Islands team. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
Demoi M. Hodge rises to the basket for the Virgin Islands team. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
A section of the crowd at the Save the Seed Energy Centre on July 6, 2017. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
A section of the crowd at the Save the Seed Energy Centre on July 6, 2017. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
The packed audience at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola was treated to some high level, end to end action packed basketball on Thursday July 6, 2017. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
The packed audience at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola was treated to some high level, end to end action packed basketball on Thursday July 6, 2017. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO
DUFF’s BOTTOM, Tortola, VI – A packed audience at the Save the Seed Energy Centre in Duff’s Bottom, Tortola was treated to some high level, end to end action packed basketball on Thursday July 6, 2017 as the “NBA” All Star team took on some of the best of the Virgin Islands (VI) to bring the curtain down on the annual Outreach Xperience basketball camp.

The result was in little doubt from the start as the visitors, whom had been conducting a week long Camp at the Centre, always seemed to have a little extra when it mattered most. However, the local players stuck to the task and put on a good account of themselves, ending the first quarter all even at 32-32.

The match became almost a three pointer shooting contest, with Steve E. Parillon leading the way in the second quarter, which ended at 67-68.

The Third quarter finished 106-94 and a tense final 10 minutes saw the hosts push the visitors all the way right up until the final buzzer when a two point effort to tie the game went narrowly wide to leave the score 128-126.

Camp was about building character

Bishop John I. Cline was a very happy man after the game, although he hoped for a local victory. “The Camp is to instil discipline, team work and conflict resolution,” he explained.

“It’s building character for the boys from a spiritual standpoint. We ask them to think positive, upgrade their thinking in life and how to get through life with the help of God. Two years in a row the visitors from the USA have won and I really wanted us to win tonight and they came very close.”

The Camp facilitator, Rich Mahler, a chaplain for the New York Knicks, helps bring the players down from within the ranks of the NBA.

“What I love most is that God has given me a basketball to tell other people about him. We go around the world doing the Outreach Xperience and coming here is so special. Some of those players have been working with us for 5 years now and it was good to see how they are developing both on and off the court.”

The entire basketball extravaganza was sponsored by CCT Global Communications.

13 Responses to “‘NBA All Stars’ beat ‘Best of the VI’”

  • 1 (07/07/2017, 15:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The night was nice mom
  • wha NBA (07/07/2017, 15:21) Like (4) Dislike (8) Reply
    Who were the NBA playaz? Ayo telling lies in the church yard
    • I care (07/07/2017, 15:32) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Why some of you got to be so negative, for heaven sake upgrade your thinking, I feel for some ah ee.
    • "NBA" (08/07/2017, 08:15) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Don't you know that quotation marks can imply a contrasting view about the item(s) inside the marks?

      Is it that you are brighter than you seem and you're just being willful? I hope that's the case for your sake.

  • one eye (07/07/2017, 15:27) Like (3) Dislike (4) Reply
    Bvi team was less mehson
  • Packed ? (07/07/2017, 15:29) Like (4) Dislike (3) Reply
    30 people will full that GYM (rolling eyes)
    • Yes (07/07/2017, 16:32) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
      No you will need 8.33 times that amount to do so. Do the math and get a life!
  • parent (07/07/2017, 16:24) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    thann you for this event
  • just asking... (07/07/2017, 17:09) Like (3) Dislike (2) Reply
    Oh what a night why bvi had all them cant play young boys up against pro players? Smh
  • bvi (07/07/2017, 17:10) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is what the boring town league need
  • next year (07/07/2017, 17:43) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
    Every year we looo forward to this event. No matter who wins it's great to see the boys getting better
  • Island (08/07/2017, 00:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Next year promote more so we know when we want to be there next year
  • mom (08/07/2017, 10:14) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ian the camp still going on at Save The Seed next week???


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