The Sister Mary Patricia Russell Panthers found another way to reign supreme in a junior girls’ championship.
This past Wednesday, the Panthers cemented their status as the top junior girls basketball team of 2018 when they claimed the Grand Bahama Secondary School Athletic Association: Derek Nesbitt/Obie Wilchcombe junior girls’ title.
The Panthers faced a familiar foe in the Eight Mile Rock Blue Jays in a best of three series to declare this year’s champion. Panthers defeated the Blue Jays for the Geneva Rutherford Girls’ Basketball championship this past February.
The result did not change this time around as the Panthers swept the Blue Jays 2-0. Led by series Most Valuable Player Kendi Outten, the Panthers defeated the Blue Jays 21-15 in this past Tuesday’s championship clinching game two. Outten poured in 10 points to lead the charge. Tavia Solomon led the Blue Jays’ scoring effort.
Under 17 Boys’ Championship
Game one of the Under 17 (U17) Boys’ GBSSAA championship series got underway this past Wednesday. The division’s top two teams, the Tabernacle Falcons and Jack Hayward Wildcats, engaged in a close battle but ultimately the Falcons came away with the 22-17 victory. Denardo Adderley led the way for the Falcons with eight points. Leonardo Smith led the Wildcats with seven points in the loss.
GBPSAA softball season Rolls along
The Grand Bahama Primary School Athletic Association softball season continued this past Wednesday with primary school boys’ action. The Sunland Stingers controlled things from start to finished and defeated the Bishop Michael Eldon Warriors 8-1.
The Freeport Gospel Chapel Eagles downed the Walter Parker Pacers. The Eagles came across runs fairly easy and overcame the Pacers 8-1.
The Freeport Primary Conquerors took Grace Bible Academy in what turned out to be the game of the day. Just like their named indicates, Freeport Primary conquered in a down-to-the-wire contest with an 11-9 victory.
The Tabernacle Falcons turned back Holmes Rock Primary 10-4 and the Lewis Yard Eagles out-lasted the Hugh Campbell Hornets 10-5.
Saints advance while Stars survive
The Grand Bahama Basketball Association post-season also continued this past Wednesday evening. The Coca-Cola Outreach Saints advanced the Division two championship after a three-game sweep of Pelican Bay. Behind Howard Hinzey and Tremaine Ferguson’s 14-point efforts, the Saints held on closely for the 73-70 game three victory. Mateo King paced Pelican Bay with 22 points in the loss.
The Sire’s Stars lived to fight another day in the Division one semifinals. The Stars battled to a 86-83 game three win over the BTC Ringers. The Ringers lead the series 2-1. Clemente Martin poured in 26 points in the hard fought win. Ervin Lewis added 16 points in the win.
The duo of Jay Philippe and Marco Cooper led the way for the Ringers. Philippe put in 26 in the loss, while Cooper added 20 points.
Game four took place last night at the St. George’s Gymnasium but those results were not ready up to press time.