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UPDATE: 'Victory was earned not given' - Up 2 Da Time’s Assistant Coach ‘Redz’

- Three MVP Players named in 2016 Virgin Gorda Summer Jam Basketball League: Killven M. Samuel, Kimron A. Telemaque & Malaki A. Smith
VG Summer Jam 2016 MVPs: From left- Up 2 Da Time’s Killven M. Samuel (A Division), Time 2 Wuk’s Kimron A. Telemaque (B Division) and Beat That’s Malaki A. Smith (C Division). Photo: Facebook
2016 Championship Teams Up 2 Da Time and Time 2 Wuk with fans in the Virgin Gorda Summer Jam League. Photo: Facebook
2016 Championship Teams Up 2 Da Time and Time 2 Wuk with fans in the Virgin Gorda Summer Jam League. Photo: Facebook
Men's B Division Championship Team Time 2 Wuk with Assistant Coach Erwin S. Telemaque aka 'Redz' (centre). Photo: Facebook
Men's B Division Championship Team Time 2 Wuk with Assistant Coach Erwin S. Telemaque aka 'Redz' (centre). Photo: Facebook
Championship players from Up 2 Da Time Kimani T. Stevens (left) and Juan R. Hatchet (centre). Right: Douron Phillip reflects during a time out called by East Rockers. Photo: Facebook
Championship players from Up 2 Da Time Kimani T. Stevens (left) and Juan R. Hatchet (centre). Right: Douron Phillip reflects during a time out called by East Rockers. Photo: Facebook
Up 2 Da Time of Virgin Gorda thrilled the home fans with a 89-67 points win over Tortola's East Rockers in the final of the 2016 Virgin Gorda Summer Jam at the Jeffrey Caines Arena on Virgin Gorda on December 10, 2016. Photo: VINO
Up 2 Da Time of Virgin Gorda thrilled the home fans with a 89-67 points win over Tortola's East Rockers in the final of the 2016 Virgin Gorda Summer Jam at the Jeffrey Caines Arena on Virgin Gorda on December 10, 2016. Photo: VINO
A jubilant Killven M. Samuel of 2016 VG Summer Jam Champions, Up 2 Da Time. Photo: VINO
A jubilant Killven M. Samuel of 2016 VG Summer Jam Champions, Up 2 Da Time. Photo: VINO
VALLEY, Virgin Gorda, VI- Basketball action was at its best in front of a standing room only crowd last evening December 10, 2016 in Virgin Gorda as the 2016 A Division championship game was played between Up 2 Da Time and East Rockers.

Fans and families of players who traveled from Tortola, St Thomas (USVI) and all parts of Virgin Gorda crammed into the Jeffrey Caines Sports Arena in the Valley to witness for themselves the showdown virtually between Tortola and Virgin Gorda.

The excitement was in the air and the crowd was loud as the game tipped off after 11:00 P.M. with Virgin Gorda’s Up 2 Da Time enjoying the support of home crowd fans but Tortola’s East Rockers holding its own in terms of fan support.

We came to win- Coach Redz

However, it was clear that Up 2 Da Time came out with blood in their eyes after it was a do or die for both teams going into the final game with the best of 5 series locked at 2-2. Up 2 Da Time led in each quarter, sometimes as much as 20 points, as East Rockers seemed to have left their momentum and energy in Look Long, East End or Belle Vue.

Up 2 Da Time’s Assistant Coach Erwin S. Telemaque aka ‘Redz’ told our newsroom that “my team came out to win and my team worked hard for this championship…it was earned not given.”

Coach Redz also had another Championship in the B Division with Time 2 Wuk.

The final score was Up 2 Da Time 89 points to East Rockers’ 67, with the 2016 Summer Jam Championship game ending at 1:00 A.M. this morning.

Four Up 2 Da Time players: Killven M. Samuel, Kimron A. Telemaque, Stephon S. Caul and Kimani T. Stevens were on fire and showed a very high level of basketball skills.

On the East Rockers side, David ‘Bolo’ Lettsome, Douron Phillip, Shamoii A. Dagou and Dwayne ‘Kobo’ Penn held their own but were no match for the high flying Up 2 Da Time powerhouse players.

Three Divisions, Three MVPs

Meanwhile, three 2016 MVPs were announced immediately after the game this morning. In the C Division, the MVP for the Championship Team Beat That is Malaki A. Smith of Tortola.

For the B Division Championship Team, Time 2 Wuk, the MVP is Kimron A. Telemaque of Virgin Gorda and for the A Division Championship Team, Up 2 Da Time, the MVP is Killven M. Samuel, also of Virgin Gorda.

The final game last night brings to an end the 2016 Virgin Gorda Basketball Association Summer Jam League, according to Association President Trevor M. ‘West’ Stevens.

See previous story published December 11, 2016

Up 2 Da Time crushes East Rockers to win 2016 VG Summer Jam

In front of a packed crowd of fans from both Tortola and Virgin Gorda, home team Up 2 Da Time easily defeated Tortola's East Rockers to win the 2016 Summer Jam A Division Title at the Jeffrey Caines Arena in Valley, Virgin Gorda in the early morning hours of December 11, 2016.

Up 2 Da Time had leveled the series 2-2 on December 9, 2016 and came out a much stronger unit to humble East Rockers 89-67 in the deciding game.

More details to follow.

20 Responses to “UPDATE: 'Victory was earned not given' - Up 2 Da Time’s Assistant Coach ‘Redz’”

  • Boom (11/12/2016, 05:39) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    VG rules yeh man
  • the rock (11/12/2016, 07:20) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    with key tola man them--yeh man, lol!
  • Us V.G (11/12/2016, 07:44) Like (4) Dislike (2) Reply
    Tola can take a page out of our books,no politics,no mayhem just to show the youths we care.Big to EAST you guys are awesome love,please return next year ONE LOVE BRO'S
    • the rock (11/12/2016, 16:04) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
      show the youths u car my behind, only when summer jams comes around the youth does be given attention, now they go back to the streets till 2017 and that is a fact, but then again u live in the us so u would not know these things!
  • Tunnel Vision (11/12/2016, 08:07) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yea Big team I know you could silence the big bad EAST ROCKERS. They said the trophy was going East but I said Not that East, IT WOULD STAY FURTHER EAST (VG) UP2DATIME)
  • belonger (11/12/2016, 08:29) Like (2) Dislike (3) Reply
    Well, I would it was a younger generation vs the older one and younger one prevailed. The Rockers are a legendary team, winning numerous championships in Tortola since 1984 I don't think non of Up2datime players was born yet. So i think its high time they hang up the gloves.
  • Fan (11/12/2016, 09:00) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Game was nice mon
  • boat man (11/12/2016, 10:01) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    i hope next year there will be no conflict with these leagues
  • one eye (11/12/2016, 15:44) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    Nice job vino big ups to all teams
    • parent (11/12/2016, 17:40) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
      now next year I want to see three different dates for the VG league and the Frazier one
  • 1 (11/12/2016, 16:50) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Basketball on the move
  • ns (11/12/2016, 19:31) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    No doubt VG is littered with Talented basketball players and it's time the BVIBF start give the VG boys the opportunity to try out for the national teams.
  • long look me come from (11/12/2016, 22:03) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I was at the game and East did not even put up a real fight
  • VG Resident (11/12/2016, 22:21) Like (7) Dislike (7) Reply
    This wasn't any competition between Virgin Gorda and Tortola. This was a competition between East Rockers of East End and Up to the Times of Virgin Gorda. If you had an all star team from Virgin Gorda and an all star team from Tortola then you could say it was Virgin Gorda against Tortola. Lets move away from this ideology about Tortola and Virgin Gorda. I always say God bless Tortola because it provide our people with work. If you doubt me, check and see how many people travel on Speedy's daily to work. God bless Tortola. Don't bite the hands that feeds you. Our leader for forty years didn't provide any meaningful work for us. All we know is to work in hotels and serve their guest. Face reality and then you would agree with me. God bless Tortola, Long live Virgin Gorda.
  • time (12/12/2016, 09:54) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    bigger and better 2017 big bad bunny
  • Ist post vg resident (12/12/2016, 12:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Your comment. If you know any thing about 40 years you can talk. You trying to get political if you have beef with 40 years go ask the elderly in the community about the legacy. Cherish this legacy some of us are so ungreatfull
  • facts man (12/12/2016, 17:47) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Vg & save the seed are 2 good leagues
  • belonger (12/12/2016, 21:38) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    1st post VG resident, I agree with u 100%. There will always be some of us who will be ungrateful no matter what u did for them. The legacy of forty years is a great one.


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