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Lighter' Lewis cops MVP award - Jan 19, 2017


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ALBERT-LEE YOUNG
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FORMER NATIONAL stand-out Stephen 'Lighter' Lewis walked away with the coveted Most Valuable Player award in the Premier Division at the bpTT Mayaro Basketball League's 2016 prize distribution, recently. The function was held at the Mayaro Indoor Sport Facility.

Food good measure, Lewis also won the award for most three-pointers scored by any individual as his team, Defence Force, received the Premier Division championship trophy which they won in their debut season in the league. Defence Force outplayed defending Premier Division champions Detour Shak Attack in the two-game series final last weekend and had to settle for the runner-up position, while Prisons took third place.

ISOTECH Rio Raptors were crowned champions of the Community Division, while Maloney Stories of Success (SOS) took home the champions' trophy for the Under-19 Division.
The Mayaro Basketball League is sponsored by energy company BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) with support from the National Gas Company (NGC). It is administered by the South Corner Basketball Foundation (SCBF).

At the awards function, Matthew Pierre, bpTT community liaison officer, reassured those in attendance that the company would continue to support the development of basketball and other sports in the south-eastern communities. 'Although the recent years have been challenging financially, bpTT is fully committed to its policy of human development, with sports being a cornerstone of the company's thrust,' said Pierre, himself a former national and Caricom basketball star. 'One of the pre-requisites for sponsorship is the investment by sporting organisations in the youth of the region. We need to move basketball from the local level to national and international levels.'

Pierre congratulated the organisers for encouraging top national teams such as Defence Force, Shak Attack and the T&T Police Service to showcase their talents in the Mayaro league, thereby motivating young players to pursue the sport and taker it to higher levels.Making a call for all stakeholders to get together to develop basketball in the region, Pierre also appealed for community support to 'bring back the crowds to basketball'.

SCBF President Kwami Alexis thanked the sponsors for their support of the league, noting that its scope had broadened since its inaugural edition a few years ago to include teams from all parts of Trinidad. The foundation, he said, would make a special effort to run games in different communities to spread its appeal.

2016 Mayaro Basketball League honour roll:
Premier Division
Champions: Defence Force
Runners-Up: Detour Shak Attack
Third Place: Prisons

Community Division
Champions: ISOTECH Rio Raptors
Runners-Up: MCTV/RLRA Ambassadors
Third Place: High Voltage

Under-19 Division
Champions: Maloney Stories of Success (SOS)
Runners-Up: Laventille Hawks
Third Place: Grande All Stars

Most Valuable Player
Premier: Stephen 'Lighter' Lewis (Defence Force)
Community: Christopher Lares (ISOTECH Rio Raptors)
Under-19: Charles Williams (Maloney SOS)
Most 3-Pointers
Premier: Stephen 'Lighter' Lewis (Defence Force)
Community: Nathan Lewis (ISOTECH Rio Raptors)

Most Points
Premier: Ako Pascall (Caledonia)
Community: Christoper Lares (ISOTECH Rio Raptors)

Most Promising Player
Premier: Kensley Sandy (Defence Force)
Community: Jamal John (MCTV/RLRA Ambassadors)
Youngest Player
Shakeem Valere (Grande All Stars)

Source: Trinidad Express Newspaper
  



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