The Nevis Island Team journeyed to St.Kitts on Saturday January 18th for a highly anticipated match-up against the St.Kitts Island Team in the final game of the inaugural Sugar MAS Basketball Cup. Each team having won one game each competed for the bragging rights of being the first ever Sugar Mas Cup Basketball champions.
St.Kitts dominated the match-up outscoring their Nevisian counterparts in all 4 quarters. The first quarter score was 14 – 5 then at the end of the half the St.Kitts Ballers were up 44-18. The game ended with a fairly convincing 59-41 victory for St.Kitts The Victory Earned newly appointed St.Kitts National Team Coach BJ Mumford his first national series victory. Nevis was Coached by former St.Kitts-nevis National Team Coach and SKABA President Mr Charles Morton.
2013 League MVP and St.Kitts team Captain Nashorn Maynard was the most oustanding player of the game with 24pts, 12 rebounds 1 assist, 4 steals, 1 block shot. Troy “Jazbo” Wattley added 6 pts, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks
According to SKNABA General Secretary plans for the the 2nd annual Sugar Mas Cup have already begun as the 2nd edition is expected to take place in November into December 2014.
“As was envisioned when the series was conceptualized the Sugar Mas Cup will take place during early December as part of activities for the annual Sugar Mas Carnival,” said SKNABA General Secretary Wallis Wilkin
Following the game, the Basketball Association brought the curtain down with the prize giving ceremony awarding the players and teams from 2011 to 2013. The Executive now looks forward to the 2014 league and all the other activities and events that have been planned.
In related news, the Annual General Meeting will be held on January 29th 2014 at 6:00 p.m. The venue to be decided.