The 2014 Digicel Grenadines Basketball Championship bounced off last weekend at the Ashton Hard Court in Union Island.
Four Grenadines teams are participating in this prestigious national tournament, which is run by the Bequia Basketball Association with assistance from the Southern Grenadines Association and the Canouan Basketball Association.
Registered teams are the Bequia All-Stars, Canouan Islanders, Mayreau Kings and defending Champions Union Island Allstars.
The three week tournament, which began in 2003 runs from October 24th to November 8th.
Games will be played in Canouan this weekend, Oct 31 to Nov 2nd, and the tournament will conclude in Bequia the following weekend, November 7th and 8th.
Digicel is the title tournament sponsor with additional sponsorship by Il Sogno Villa in Canouan, Frangipani Hotel, Wind and Sea Ltd.
The Official March past of teams took place last Saturday night at the Ashton Hard Court. Bequia Basketball President, also Secretary General of Caribbean Basketball, Mrs. Sabrina Mitchell addressed the patrons thanking title sponsors Digicel for their commitment to the development of basketball in the Grenadines. She spoke of the importance of the annual championship which gives the talented players of the Grenadines the opportunity to showcase their talent, as well as to develop their skills at a top level of competition. She thanked Rohan Henry of Canoaun, Roseman Adams of Union and Monro Forde of Mayreau for their assistance coordinating the games.
Digicel Representative for Union Island, Miss Isanna Saxon gave a brief address where she expressed the support of Digicel to the completion. She wished all the teams good luck.
Southern Grenadines Parliamentary Representative Hon. Terrence Ollivierre also spoke wishing all teams a successful and injury free competition. He commended the organizers of the tournament and specifically expressed gratitude to Mrs. Mitchell for her role in ensuring the tournament’s success.
Last weekend game results:
Union Island: 3 wins
Canouan: 2 wins, 1 loss
Bequia: 1 win, 2 losses
Mayreau: 3 losses
FRIDAY OCT 24th:
Canouan defeat Bequia 81 to 59
-leading scorer Canouan: Damian Harry with 26 pts, 10 reb, 1 asst
-leading scorer Bequia: Kelan Edwards with 13pts, 4 reb, 3 steals
Union Island defeat Mayreau 82 to 43
-leading scorer Union Island: Steveon Taylor with 18pts, 2 reb, 4 steals
-leading scorer Mayreau: Devon Stephens with 15 pts, 1 blk
Saturday Oct 25th:
Canouan defeat Mayreau 63 to 58
-leading scorer Canouan: Damian Harry with 16 pts, 7 reb
-leading scorer Mayreau: Noel Laborde with 16 pts, 2 assts
Union Island defeat Bequia 79 to 43
-leading player Union Island: Dario Glasgow with 17pts, 6 reb, 3 assts
-leading scorer Bequia: orando Blugh with 15 pts, 15 reb, 1 steal
Sunday Oct 26th:
Bequia defeat Mayreau 65 to 40
-leading scorer Bequia: orando Blugh with 12 pts, 15 reb
-leading scorer Mayreau: Romano Lewis with 10 pts, 11 reb, 2 assts
Union Island defeat Canouan 66 to 62
-leading scorer Union Island: Steveon taylor with 25 pts, 11 reb, 3 assts, 2 steals
-leading scorer Canouan: Warrican Myers with 19 pts, 16 reb, 3 asst. 3 blks