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2017 Bequia Basketball Titles Decided - Sep 3, 2017


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The three divisional titles in the 2017 Vita Malt Bequia Basketball Association's tournament were decided last weekend at the Clive Tannis Hard Court. On Sunday, Hawks completed a 2-1 triumph over Dragons, to take the Under-16 Division. Hawks won game three 38-29, thanks to 20 points and 16 rebounds from the palms of Darren John. Mc Coy Hazell had 13 points for Dragons on the evening. Hawks had tied the series 1-1 on Saturday night, with a 54-34 trumping over their opponents. It was also Darren John who was the high hand with 30 points and 15 rebounds. For Dragons, Giovanni Miller had 11 points. But it was Dragons who had the lead with a slender 22-21 win in game one. Miller's 10 points and 13 rebounds led for Dragons, while John had 12 points and 10 rebounds.

First Division
It was a similar case as Raptors, who, like Hawks, had to come from a game down to oust East Blazers 3-1, in the First Division. After losing the first of the best of five finals, Raptors rebounded in game two to triumph 53- 51, and set the series one game apiece. Cody Compton led for Raptors with 15 points, and talented sportsman - Cosmus Hackshaw, registered 16 points for East Blazers. Raptors, on the back of 24 points from Cody Compton, made it 2-1, winning 77-57. Kelan Edwards, with 15 points, was East Blazers best scorer. The series was closed out last Saturday night, into Sunday morning, as Raptors romped home 70-50. Camal Bess with 18 points and 15 rebounds, tightened things for Raptors, while Keithroy Lavia scored 14 points for East Blazers. Lamont Gordon had recorded 16 points, to lead East Blazers' 58-54 win as the series bounced off. For Raptors, Kirsten Lampkin had 15 points and 11 rebounds.

Second Division
But it was a straight 2-0 triumph for Rising Stars over Young Duke in the Second Division. Rising Stars won game one 82-79 in overtime and closed off the contest 80-59 last Saturday night. Jadley Bynoe was Rising Stars' best scoring in both matches, sinking 31 and 29 points respectively. He also had 16 rebounds in game two.
Similarly, it was Jermaine John who was Young Duke's best scorer in both matches, with 24 points in the first and 22 in the second. John added 10 rebounds in the close out match on Saturday night.

Awards
The Under-16 Division saw Chad James of Young Wizards being adjudged the Most Valuable Player (MVP). James had the most steals- -39, the most blocks- 28 and the most rebounds- 93. Scoring the Most Points was Darren John of Hawks with 115 points. Keithroy Lavia took away the winning coach award. That division also had two special awardees in Jermaine John of Young Wizards and Isiah Jack of Dragons. They were presented with trophies, compliments Alston Padmore -a vendor. In the Second Division, scoring the most points, 118, was Nicholas Lewis of Rising Stars. Lewis also had the most rebounds - 80 and the most steals - 38, making him the obvious MVP for both his team as of the overall division. Capturing the award for the Most Assists was Jovian Derrick of Blazing Heat, with 39, and the Most Improved Player and Most Blocks Awardee was Michael Peniston of Young Duke, with 46. Jovianni Derrick was Blazing Heat's MVP, with Jadley Bynoe of Rising Stars, was the Playoff Series' MVP, and the winning coach was Tauran Ollivierre. Meanwhile, it was Kirstin Lampkin of Raptors who took the First Division's MVP. He had the most Rebounds- 101 and the most steals-25 and was also his team's MVP. Scoring the most points, 112, was Xavaughn Dennie of Wizards, whilst recording the most assists was Michael Peniston of East Blazers with 52. Denroy Hutchins of Wizards had the most blocks, 45. And, copping the Rookie of the Year was Camal Bess, and the winning coach was Leandru Charles. The 2017 tournament was in the 19th year of its hosting on the island.
Courtesy of: thevincentian.com  




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