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Defence Force remain unbeaten in North Zone - Jul 26, 2017


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Defence Force remains as the only unbeaten team after weekend round of matches in the North Zone Basketball League which featured eight games at the Jean Pierre Sports Complex.
On Sunday night, Defence Force, a former league championship team, defeated Straker Nets 78-62 after dominating the contest from the jump-ball.
The army/coastguard combination team led 18-8 after the first quarter and 34-26 at the interval. Nets did everything possible to stay in the contest but when the third stanza ended they were still trailing 54-43.
In the final quarter, their defence fell apart which allowed the opponents to go on a 12-2 run which pushed the opposition further on the backfoot and the match beyond their reach. For the winners, forward Kyeon Joseph in his first season for Defence Force led with 14 points and veteran forward Steven 'Lighter' Lewis connected on 12.
For Straker Nets who defeated the University of West Indies (UTT) the night before 77-59, point-guard Sidiki Guerra produced 17 points.  



NBFTT elects Female President! - 12 days ago
History was created as Claire Mitchell became the first female to be duly elected as the President of the National Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago (NBFTT) for the term 2019-2023. She defeated her only challenger, Mario Davis, 12-10 at the NBFTT AGM on Saturday. Mitchell was previously the General Secretary and acted as the Interim President of the NBFTT since the resignation of Garvin Warwick in 2016. The new executives elected are: 1.Rachel Dick - General Secretary 2.Ki...   [read more]

Kyle Rowley
Wetterbygden inks Kyle Rowley - 13 days ago
KYLE ROWLEY Wetterbygden Stars Huskvarna (Basketligan) signed 28-year old Trinidad and Tobago ex-international center Kyle Rowley (212-120kg-90, college: St.Mary's, CA, agency: Duran International). He started the season at Urunday Universitario in Uruguayan LUB league. In two games he had 5.5ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.0apg and 1.0spg this season. The last season Rowley played at Castello (LEB Gold) in league where in 37 games he recorded 10.4ppg and 7.8rpg. The list of the past achievements is qui...   [read more]

Devaughn
Akoon-Purcell
Hapoel Tel Aviv tabs Devaughn Akoon-Purcell - 1 month ago
DEVAUGHN AKOON-PURCELL Hapoel SP Tel-Aviv (Winner League) inked 25-year old American (has also Trinidad and Tobago passport) shooting guard Devaughn Akoon-Purcell (196-93kg-93, college: Illinois State). He started the season at Denver Nuggets in the NBA. But in 7 games he averaged just 1.0ppg this season. The last season Akoon-Purcell played at Bakken (Ligaen) in league. The team played in three different competitions (!!!) that year, and he had a chance to explore basketball on differen...   [read more]


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