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VI to play for bronze @ CBC Female U16 C/ships

- defeated Barbados to reach semi-finals but come up short against Suriname
The Virgin Islands team that will play Antigua and Barbuda for bronze at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Female Under-16 Championships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Guyana today, July 16, 2016. Photo: CBC/Facebook
Players hit the deck in the semi-final game between Virgin Islands and Suriname on July 15, 2016. Photo: CBC/Facebook
Players hit the deck in the semi-final game between Virgin Islands and Suriname on July 15, 2016. Photo: CBC/Facebook
Shauliqua Fahie attempts a free throw for Virgin Islands. Photo: CBC/Facebook
Shauliqua Fahie attempts a free throw for Virgin Islands. Photo: CBC/Facebook
GEORGETOWN, Guyana - The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) will play Antigua and Barbuda for the bronze medal at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Female Under-16 Championships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Guyana today, July 16, 2016.

The VI played Suriname in the semi-finals but fell short, 41-49 despite a spirited fight back in the latter stages of the game on Friday July 15, 2016.

They play Antigua and Barbuda for third place after the Antiguans fell to Bahamas in the other semi-finals.

Virgin Islands had reached the semi-finals by handing Barbados their first defeat of the tournament, 49-39, on Thursday July 14, 2016.

Barbados simply could not buy a bucket, taking 85 shots to only hit 17 of them compared to VI hitting 22 of their 66 attempts, which included 2-4 from downtown.

Barbados on the other hand, did not attempt a shot from beyond the arc in the game which showed their inability to hit shots at the rim as well.

Once again, Shauliqua Fahie was the top player for the VI, dropping 18 points to go along with 10 rebounds, seven steals, and two blocks. Mahkayla Pickering also had 10 points in the win.

Tower Lorde was the top scorer for the Bajans with 16 points and 21 rebounds.

8 Responses to “VI to play for bronze @ CBC Female U16 C/ships”

  • bvi (16/07/2016, 07:02) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Go bvi
  • 911 (16/07/2016, 08:52) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    how impressive compare to the men's team..now you see who is real coach
    • parent (16/07/2016, 17:02) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well the accolades need to go to Shaq cause that other guy did nothing should up to practice once.
      Good going shaq and team BVI.
    • the rock (17/07/2016, 07:21) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      u are a joke "911" until the basketball federation come to they senses and get back morris watley, the bvi going no where, he is the best we got, he can get the best out oof each individual and he understand the game wayyyyyyyyyy better than these wanna be coaches!
  • cay (16/07/2016, 15:19) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    girls power bottom line
  • Kerry (16/07/2016, 17:09) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job girls and keep up the good work!!!!Make BVI proud.......
  • the boyz are soft (16/07/2016, 20:06) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I am proud of the girls and their coach.
  • Yada (17/07/2016, 06:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    As I always say from time to time the VI have just a good a talent like any other country in the world to compete in any sport and do very well but our biggest problem is either we dont have a proper facilty to accomdate the sport or not a proper organize league structure to prepare the atlethes at hand.... Good going to the team.. hope this performance show the people in aithority its time to kick start a food female league so next tim we would be in contetion for gold...


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