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 1. Cavaliers 8-2 
 2. Pinelands 7-3 
 3. Lakers 7-4 
 4. Warriors 7-4 
 5. PanAm I.I. 6-5 
 6. Bulls 3-7 
 7. Tridents 2-8 
 8. Sonics 2-9 
Season 2018
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Experienced Warrens lift back-to-back knockout titles (Photo:

Three-Peat for the Cavs! (Photo:

Station Hill Cavaliers 2018
Jason Smith
Darren Hunte
Joel Hunte
Anand Joseph-Thorne
Dwayne Kellman
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
9  Smith Jason 193 (6'4'') G/F 82 Barbados
13  Hunte Darren 0 (0'0'') G/F 0 Barbados
7  Hunte Joel 0 (0'0'') 0 Barbados
2  Joseph-Thorne Anand 0 (0'0'') 0 Barbados
3  Kellman Dwayne 0 (0'0'') 0 Barbados
12  Puckerin Jamai 0 (0'0'') F 0 Barbados
5  Gittens Granville 198 (6'6'') F/C 0 USA
11  Cave Zachary 0 (0'0'') 0 Barbados
1  Patterson Kelvin 194 (6'5'') F 77 Barbados
14  Sealy Kevin 0 (0'0'') G/F 78 Barbados
8  Howard Corey 0 (0'0'') F 0 Barbados
4  Ottley Stephan 0 (0'0'') 93 Barbados
6  Norville Saeed 0 (0'0'') 0 Barbados

Three-Peat for the Cavs! - Apr 28, 2018

They did it again. The Station Hill Cavaliers are the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association Premier League Knockout Champions for the third year in a row, after dismissing the efforts of defending League champs Barbados Lumber Company Lakers Sports Club, 65-53. This title win reinforces the progression of the young up-and-coming Station Hill players to the higher echelons of local basketball. Coach Adrian Craigwell said as much when he spoke to The Barbados Advocate after the final whistle. He highlighted the fact that besides Dwayne Kellman and Granville Gittens, the other players had come up through the Station Hill programme. The youngsters, along with veterans like Jason Smith (193-G/F-82), Kevin Sealy (G/F-78) and Kevin Patterson, pulled together to clinch another commanding win on Thursday night. The game plan, according to Craigwell, was to defend the paint and the Lakers' big men well and rebound well. Cavs believed that once they did that, their guards could outplay their opposites at the other end. It was a strategy that worked extremely well. Not only did they hold National Forwards John Jones and Kregg Jones (203-F-91, college: CSU Bakersfield) to 7 and 4 points respectively, but the guards driving to the hoop placed John Jones in foul trouble with four fouls midway in the third quarter. Ricardo Jemmott came into the game and was more aggressive on the court, however he was unable to make much of a mark due to his lack of size against the Cavs' defenders. Lakers actually led at the end of the first quarter 10-20 as Cavs were finding it hard to score on the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex court. Craigwell made some early subs and that made all the difference. The game made a swift turnaround with the more versatile Saeed Norville and athletic Darren Hunte (G/F) coming into the game. The offence became a better weapon especially with Kevin Patterson taking up space in the key, drawing plenty of attention. Half-time presented a slim one-point lead for Lakers 30-31, but it would be a lead that only lasted two minutes into the second half where Cavaliers took a 36-35 lead with eight minutes to play in the third. It was a lead they never relinquished, going into the final ten minutes up 53-45. A small run by Lakers looked hopeful for the spectators for a more exciting finish, but a dagger trey from Jason Smith with three minutes left in the title game visibly deflated the Lakers squad. When the final whistle blew, there was little fanfare by the Cavaliers but it was a well-deserved victory by the team from Station Hill. As usual it was a team effort by the Cavs with Darren Hunte top scoring with 15 points, Jason Smith had 12, Granville Gittens 11 and Saeed Norville 10. The only player who looked like he could mount his own charge against the Cavaliers was last year's Most Valuable Player Keefe Birkett (183-G-88), who scored a game-high 22 points including 4 treys. His performance was good but not enough in the long run without key player Mark Bridgeman (198-F-89), as Lakers fell apart towards the end of the game.
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Experienced Warrens lift back-to-back knockout titles - Sep 28, 2017

Against a big and physical side like Police Sports Club, the asset of having experienced players with a high IQ for basketball was the winning factor for the Pan American International Insurance Warrens Sports Club as they raised the First Division Knockout trophy for a second straight year. Two Barbados Amateur Basketball Association First Division titles are nothing to scoff at, especially in the Knockout competition where one must go unbeaten to ascend to the top. Warrens defeated Police 80-69 in a keenly anticipated matchup at the Barbados Community College. Many hoped that it would be a competitive final between the youthful Police team against Warrens, which carried at least five veterans who were former National players and also some former Premier League players. After the first few minutes of the game, it could be seen that the battle was truly on. Sharp shooter Zahir Motara (180-G-81) was lighting it up from beyond the arc, while at the other end his Warrens teammates Peter Alleyne (197-F-76) and Kevin Austin (77) had their hands full with Nicholai Williams of Police. Motara smoked three treys in the quarter to start the game with nine points while Williams was playing well in the paint, with his midrange jumpers and put backs from offensive rebounds, to finish the quarter with 10. The second quarter started with Warrens up by one, 17-16 and they kept pushing at Police even though it looked effortless at times. Alleyne turned up the pace in two ways for Warrens, any rebound he grabbed himself, immediately he went full tilt down the court or he let loose a long pass to a running Motara. The two helped Warrens stretch the lead to 39-35 by halftime. Williams was still scoring at the other end and that was the only reason that Police were still in with a chance. Well they were in with a chance until they went away from what was working. Without good reason, his teammates stopped trying to get the ball to Williams. Warrens had packed the key to try to stop the entry pass, but many times Williams moved into a good position to receive the ball but waited in vain. He had a solitary one point in the third. Warrens was still rolling though, with Alleyne scoring nine and Javid Beckles six in the quarter as they ended the third up 60-48. Andre Stoute of Police has been one of the top players for the team during the season, but a wheelbarrow of blocks was all he received in the Warrens key in the first quarter from Pearson Griffith. He found himself out of sorts after that except for the final quarter while Griffith was on the bench. He had nine of his 11 points in the last period from attacking the hoop non-stop. But though Police outscored Warrens by one and went down fighting, it was all over by the two-minute mark with Warrens passing the ball smartly to kill the clock. Williams scored a game-high 26 points and for Warrens Alleyne scored 23, Javid Beckles 15, Griffith 10 and Austin 8. Two titles in a row for the club with Keith King, General Manager of the Pan American International Insurance Corporation, in attendance. There was little fanfare which is the norm for Warrens, but smiles were all around long after the trophy was accepted. The next step is the League title and Motara, who had a team-high 23, said it best. 'We have a team full of former National and Premier League players, who all know their roles and there is little to no quarrelling. Every time we step on the court, we come to win. Every time I step on the court, I aim to do my best.' Once they all remain healthy, it is a high possibility, with that mentality, they could do the double.
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by Greg
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