Puerto Rico wins CBC championship - Aug. 16, 2007
Puerto Rico - Trinidad and Tobago 67:43 Puerto Rican National team triumphed at home CBC championship. They
handled Trinidad and Tobago in the title decider and clinched the top spot.
Trinidad kept it close in the first half but
Valentin (173-G-84, college:
spurred Puerto Rico to a 14:0 run in the third quarter which saw hosts to clear
off for good.
Valentin finished the game with 30 points for Puerto Rico. Millie Martinez
provided 7 points and 5 boards for the winners.
Dominican Republic defeated Barbados 84:45 to grab Bronze medals. The win also
means Dominican Republic qualified for the 2008 Centrobasket tournament.
Puerto Rico and Trinidad secure 2008 Centrobasket birth - Aug. 15, 2007
Trinidad and Tobago - Barbados 82:37 Trinidad and Tobago thrashed Barbados to became the first finalist of
the CBC championship in Morovis. They dominated the game right from the start
and enjoyed a 33:24 advantage at halftime. Barbados simply stopped after the
intermission and allowed Trinidad cruise to an overall success. Barbados nailed
just 4 points in the third stanza and were outscored 4:34 to fall behind
20-point deficit. They could never come back into this one and lost the game.
Mahalia Simpson (-76) led Trinidad with 20 points.
Gay (-F/C-74) had 18 points and 6 boards.
Griffith (183-G/F-82, college:
Shore) answered with 12 points for Barbados.
Puerto Rico - Dominican Republic 73:65 Puerto Rico joined Trinidad team in the CBC championship Final. They
managed to overcome Dominican Republic in the semifinal clash. The victory means
both Puerto Rico and Trinidad and Tobago qualified for the 2008 Centrobasket
tournament. The third team will be decided in the Bronze medals battle between
Barbados and Dominican Republic.
The semifinalists are known - Aug. 14, 2007
Trinidad and Tobago - Virgin Islands 69:45 Trinidad and Tobago team completed the preliminary round at the CBC
championship with perfect record. They overcame US Virgin Islands on the last
day of action and remained on top of Group A. Trinidad thus qualified for the
semifinal stage. They will take on Babrbados today.
Virgin Islands needed a victory to advance into the next round and they started
the game pretty bravely. They managed to dominate the starting frame and rolled
to an impressive 19:9 lead early in the game. However Virgin Islands could not
keep the pace. Trinidad proved the difference in the second quarter storming
past theer opponents 25:4 to surge ahead 34:23 at halftime. Attacking basketball
continued in the third term as Trinidad players poured basket from all ranges
and secured a 54:38 gap after three frames. Virgin Islands run out of steam in
the final stanza and failed to perform any sort of comeback. Trecha
Jackson-Kennedy (-82) led Trinidad and Tobago with 23 poitns and 8 boards.
Gay (-F/C-74) and Rhea Codia added 11 points apiece for the winners.
Javois (176-G-86, college:
nailed 14 points for Virgin Islands.
Damarah Rhymer (175-G-84) had 11 points and 7 boards in a loss.
Virgin Islands outrebounded Trinidad 51:39 but lacked accuracy from the field.
They managed just 27% of field goals, while Trinidad responded with 37%
accuracy. Virgin Islands also committed as many as 30 turnovers.
Dominican Republic - Bahamas 82:59
Dominican Republic thrashed Bahamas and qualified to the CBC championship semis.
They ensured 2-1 record and the second spot in Group A ladder. They will now
play against Puerto Rico in today's semifinal.
The teams stayed close throughout the first quarter and finished it all square
14:14. However Dominican Republic cleared off in the second term. They outscored
Bahamas 31:11 to mark a 45:25 dominance at halftime. Bahamas managed to cut the
deficit by 2 points in the third stanza but it was as far as they could get.
Dominican Republic wisely secured needed victory at the end and celebrated their
second success at the tournament.
Five Dominican Republic players scored in double figures.
Andreina Paniagua (-79) and
Morton (-88) paced Dominican Republic with 17 points. Sugeiry Monsac
contributed 14 points and 10 boards for the winners.
Pierre (-82) had 15 points and 7 boards for Bahamas.
Delancy (-85) added 14 points in defeat.
Dominican Republic had an edge under the rims outrebounding their opponents
40:28. They shot impressive 50% from beyond the arc. Bahamas struggled from the
stripe converting just 36% of free throws. They also committed 27 turnovers.
Puerto Rico - Antigua 91:43
Puerto Rican team easily secured the top spot in Group B at the home CBC
championship. This guaranteed them a semifinal birth. They will now play versus
Dominican Republic in today's Top 4 action.
Puerto Rico completed the preliminary round with a perfect 2-0 record, while
Antigua finished the tournament winless. Puerto Rican players gave Antiguan side
little chances in this one. They dominated the game right from the start and
enjoyed a 28:14 lead after the first frame. Antiguan squad struggled to maintain
the hosts and fell benind 20 points at halftime 25:48. Puerto Rico continued to
dismantle their counterparts in the third stanza and drove to a 73:31 advantage.
The outcome was clear and Puerto Rican coach allowed bench players to log some
more minutes on the court. This never influenced the flow of the game and Puerto
Rico won the final quarter 18:12. Pamela
Rosado (160-G-86) topscored for Puerto Rico with 18 points.
Valentin (173-G-84, college:
Angeiely Morales (-87) added 16 points apiece for the winners.
Edwards (-88) answered with 15 points for Antigua.
Clarke (-78) had 8 points and 10 boards in a losing clause.
The action begins in Morovis - Aug. 11, 2007
championship for Women just statred in Morovis. The tournament comprised two
groups of four teams. The best two teams of each group will advance into
semifinal. The best three teams will win the ticket to the 2008 Centrobasket
Virgin Islands - Bahamas 76:65 Virgin Islands got to a winning start at the CBC championship in
Morovis. They beat Bahamas in Group A opener yesterday. Virgin Islands marked
their dominance early on as they gained a 22:11 advantage after the first frame.
They managed to extend the gap by 2 points in the second quarter and drove to a
40:27 lead at halftime. Bahamas showed some signs of recovery in the third
stanza when they finally limited Virgin Islands offensive presence and outscored
them 22:19. But it was not enough for an overall success. Virgin Ilands players
quickly regained control and sealed the victory at the end. Yanique
Javois (176-G) led all scorers with 21 points for Virgin Islands.
Shaquana Wilkins (188-F-83) contributed 17 points and massive 20 rebounds
for the winners. Shermaine Cash answered with 11 points for Bahamas. Anastacia
Sands had 9 points in a loss.
Virgin Islands had an overwhelming dominance under the rims 59:29. They also
shot solid 55% from close range.
Virgin Islands will next take on Dominican Republic tomorrow. Bahamas will try
to improve their record against Trinidad and Tobago.
Antigua - Barbados 50:61 Barbadian team secured a starting win over Antigua at the CBC
championship. They now occupied the top spot in Group B. Barbados spurred ahead
right from the start and outscored their opponents 19:10 in the first quarter.
Barbados widened the lead in the second frame and cleared off to a 37:17
distance at halftime. Antigua just managed to cut the deficit by 4 points in the
third quarter. Barbados wisely secured the winning outcome at the end surviving
all possible comeback efforts from Antiguan team. Jamila
Griffith (183-G/F-82, college:
Shore) led Barbados with 17 points and 11 rebounds.
Shakira Shorey (180-F-84) had 11 points and 14 boards for the winners.
Nanton produced 11 points, 9 rebounds and 5 assists for Antigua.
Edwards scored 9 points apiece in defeat.
Dominca Women's team fares well in Gillien Brazier Tournament. - Jan. 13, 2007
annual Gillian Brazier Basketball Tournament took place in the JSC Sports
Complex in Antigua on 12/13-12/17/06. The event was won by Big Banana Lady
Express but the Dominica representation did a fantastice job to finsih third
overall for the tournament. Rosemarie Balson distinguished herself among her
peers by leadig the tournament in offensive rebounds, assists, placing third in
steals and second in scoring. Besides Balson, Delize Paul and Lisa James also
made the all tournament team.
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