Action in the 2017 BTC West Grand Bahama (WGB) Summer Basketball League is coming to a close, and organizer of the league, Ross Burrows, is pleased with the performance of the 15 teams that competed in the league throughout the summer.
Burrows, in an interview with this daily on Wednesday (August 9) evening, said that the league is now in its championship stage.
“Despite the rain tonight, we started the championship games and they will continue tomorrow (Thursday, August 10),” he added.
Burrows noted that the league will close out on Saturday, August 12 with awards presentation and a Family Fun Day.
“We want to show our appreciation to the coaches, players and fans - especially the players and fans - for their good behavior throughout the summer. We will have treats, including hotdogs, hamburgers and soft drinks for those in attendance.”
Burrows invited the residents in the community to come out and show their support to the youngsters and enjoy some of the treats.
All of the activities will take place at the Fritz Forbes Community Park, Pinedale, Eight Mile Rock.
“with all of that said let’s get to the real action,” Burrows noted, referring to the teams battling to secure that spot in the championship round and hoping for bragging rights at the end of the day.
He noted that the number one seeded team in the Mini Division, the Candy Wolverines faced the CLC Tigers in game one of their series.
The Tigers, in a shocker, silenced the Wolverines 22 - 21 to take the 1 - 0 game lead.
In the Jr. series the Bellevue Bulls will be taking on the Starters Specialists, Burrows revealed. “This is expected to be an exciting series, both teams are well balanced and this series could go anyway.”
In the Sr. semi-finals the Bellevue Bulls are up 1-0, against the Utmost Bad Boys. The Bert Control Rebels awaiting the winner of the series.
The Bert Control Rebels swept the Holmes Rock Rockets 2 - 0 to advance to the Sr. championship. The series is being played the best of three.