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District League: Gunz & East Rockers 2.0 to play out 2:34 minutes of game

- Continuation of encounter, with Gunz leading 81-76, will be on Wednesday, September 22, 2021
East Rockers 2.0 of the Seventh District are not yet out of the BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) National ‘District’ League as they have been handed a lifeline by the BVIBF, who has decided that the game with Gunz be resumed from where it prematurely ended on Saturday, September 18, 2021, due to a massive brawl. Photo; Team of Reporters/File
The game on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex will be the lone one of the evening and starts at 7:30pm. Photo: BVIBF
The game on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex will be the lone one of the evening and starts at 7:30pm. Photo: BVIBF
Virgin Islands News Online was told the winner of the Guns vs East Rockers 2.0 encounter will next play VG Bayside Blazers in the second round of playoffs on Virgin Gorda on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Photo: Team of Reporters
Virgin Islands News Online was told the winner of the Guns vs East Rockers 2.0 encounter will next play VG Bayside Blazers in the second round of playoffs on Virgin Gorda on Saturday, September 25, 2021. Photo: Team of Reporters
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI- East Rockers 2.0 of the Seventh District are not yet out of the BVI Basketball Federation (BVIBF) National ‘District’ League as they have been handed a lifeline by the BVIBF, who has decided that the game with Gunz be resumed from where it prematurely ended on Saturday, September 18, 2021, due to a massive brawl.

The Gunz of the First District were leading 81-76 and 2 minutes and 34 seconds left on the game clock when the encounter was interrupted.

Things became heated when a player from East Rockers 2.0 came off the court and returned to throw water on the court. Following that incident, another player from East Rockers 2.0 went on the court and was- in an aggressive way- attempting to fight either a player or a fan but was restrained.

Pockets of fights then ensued on the court among players and fans while other persons tried to intervene in an attempt to stop the fight.

Players suspended

Meanwhile, Public Relations Officer of the BVIBF, Eustace C. Freeman aka ‘Boss’ said those involved in the melee will be suspended.

“Of course, those who were involved in the mayhem will be suspended, but it wasn’t much from the teams itself. There were more spectators who were involved in the little brawl,” Freeman told the media today, September 21, 2021.

The game tomorrow at the Multi-Purpose Sports Complex will be the lone one of the evening and starts at 7:30pm.

Meanwhile, Virgin Islands News Online was told the winner of that encounter will next play VG Bayside Blazers in the second round of playoffs on Virgin Gorda on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

6 Responses to “District League: Gunz & East Rockers 2.0 to play out 2:34 minutes of game”

  • Sigh (21/09/2021, 13:47) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    East have godfathers in the Federation it seems
  • Chatter (21/09/2021, 14:08) Like (4) Dislike (0) Reply
    That federation soft a bunch a mouth they suspend who they want and let their friends gettaway wid Murder.
  • Slim Jim (21/09/2021, 14:11) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
    Are you guys serious?

    You are going to...

    (1) Open up the complex and waste precious A/C and lights for the sake of playing out a 2-3 minute remainder of a game (which at most will last 15 minutes including timeouts, etc.)

    (2) Basically pander to the crowd by allowing a game that was marred by ill-will and an eruption of violent protest to continue... even when some of the perpetrators came from a participating team

    (3) Hand East Rockers a lifeline... plain and simple. They were behind. Their players behaved unprofessionally and disrupted the game and started a brawl. I am from east, but they don't represent MY values.

    This sends a clear message that bad behaviour can and will be excused at the highest level.

    This is a slap on the wrist and leaves a small window open for the offending party to steal victory from the jaws of defeat whereas strict and swift punishment would have left a lasting message to all that this type of behaviour was frowned upon in the highest.

    Lets suppose that instead of returning with water to throw on the court, he had instead brought a knife or a gun... sportsmanship includes learning how to lose with dignity even if wronged. Protest through lawful channels, but don't try to be wrong and strong.

    Nonsense!
  • SMH (21/09/2021, 15:11) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    Since when Road Town League games does play in VG?
  • jack (21/09/2021, 17:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    The federation is wrong
  • asking for a friend (22/09/2021, 05:33) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    What happens if East Rockers wins?


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