BNHSBC Senior Girls Preview 2018 Brackets, Rankings and Players to Watch

TITLE ON THE LINE – The Bahamas National High School Basketball Championships tip-off next Thursday, March 22-26. The Jordan Prince William Falcons, pictured celebrating their national championship win last year, enter as the number two seed this year with hopes of retaining their national crown. Will they make it two straight against a loaded senior girls’ division? Find out next week at the Jack Hayward Gymnasium. (PHOTO” BUSTER LAING/GRAND BAHAMA SPORTS.COM)

For high school hoops fans, it doesn’t get better than this.

For casual sports fans who have yet to watch a single bucket scored in high school hoops, there’s finally a reason to watch.

The bracket for the 2018 Bahamas National High School Basketball Championship tournament was unveiled this past Sunday evening for both the senior girls and the Family Island/Small school division.

SENIOR GIRLS DIVISION
The Number one seed was no surprise with the Doris Johnson Mystic Marlins followed by the Number two seed and defending champions Jordan Prince Williams coming out as the favorites.

THE BRACKET
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Venue: Jack Hayward Gymnasium
No.1 Doris Johnson vs. No.10 Agape Christian - 2:00pm (Pool A)
No.2 Jordan Prince Williams vs. No.9 Mt.Carmel - 3:00pm (Pool B)
No.6 St. Augustin vs. No.8 Tabernacle Baptist - 4:00pm (Pool A)
No.4. C.V.Bethel vs. No.7 Eight Mile Rock - 5:00pm (Pool B)
THE RANKINGS
No.1 Doris Johnson Pool A
No.2 Jordan Prince Williams Pool B
No.3 St. Georges Pool B
No.4 C.V.Bethel Pool B
No.5 Bishop Michael Eldon Pool A
No.6 St. Augustin Pool A
No.7 Eight-Mile Rock Pool B
No.8 Tabernacle Baptist Pool A
No.9 Mt.Carmel Pool B
No.10 Agape Christian Pool A

THE TOP 18 PLAYERS TO WATCH THIS MARCH MADNESS
After grueling through weeks of games, a team’s entire season is judged on what happens in the next few weeks. That’s the nature of high school basketball. Regular-season championships are meaningful. They hand out trophies for tournaments like the Geneva Rutherford Invitational other tournaments but the BHSNBC Tournament, or March Madness, is what matters the most. The 12-team, double-elimination bracket is cruel but fair.
Survive and advance or lose and go home.

It all starts March 22, 2018 and the championship game on Monday, March 26, April 2.
Along the way, here are 18 of the best players to watch.
Tatianna Lockhart (TBCA),
Diondrea Nixon (TBCA)
Desirae Sands (EMRH)
Hiltranqiue Pinder (EMRH)
Tanea Bowleg (DJ)
Briontae Riley (DJ)
Joanna Munroe (St. George’s)
Jamiela Robin-Miller (St. George’s)
Lea Gibson (R.M Bailey)
Drucilla Minns (R.M Bailey).
Shaniqua Thompson (JPW Falcons)
Kristinique Moss (JPW Falcons)
Kiajah Smith (BMES)
Myah Greene (BMES)
Aaliyah Johnson (C.V Bethel)
La’Tavia Braynen (C.I Gibson)
Monica Carey (C.I Gibson).
Mikaya White (SAC)

Note: Stars are made during just about every deep tournament run and in retrospect, many of them are obvious. But if a team is going to make a deep run and eke out March’s unforgivingly small margins, it will often need star play—sometimes for a game, sometimes for a moment—from its supporting cast.

Who will be that one relatively less-heralded player on contending teams who could make themselves known in pivotal moments come tourney time?

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