The CG Massives team, with its usual home support, stormed to victory in the finals of the 2016 edition of the Malcolm Guishard Basketball league, at the Church Ground hard court, on the evening of Sunday 4th September.
A determined Eagles team at certain points in the game, seemed set to upset the apple cart but a decisive second quarter, by the CG Massives, proved to be the crucial difference in the game.
CG Massives won the game, 64 to 55 at the final whistle.
Meanwhile, CGRS won the third place game by default, as the Ole Skool team failed to show.
C G Massive 64 Eagles 55
First quarter Eagles 12 C G Massive 10
Second quarter CG Massive 19 Eagles 9
Third quarter C G Massive 12 Eagles 10
Fourth quarter Eagles 24 C G Massive 23
Half time score 29-21 in favor of C G Massive
C G Massive 64 points
Kirthni Esdaille 23poi 24reb 5ste 3b/s 4 of 7 free throw made
Karvin Smith 10poi 15reb 2ass
Cheslyn Hutton 11poi 5reb 2ass 8ste
Dwayne Warner 8poi 2reb 5ass 2ste 0 of 2 free throw made
Eagles 55 points
Kareem Parry 30poi 8reb 2ste 1b/s 1turnover 3 of 3 free throw made
Jeffrey Lewis 5poi 4reb 1ass 2ste 5turnover 1 of 2 free throw made
Dicquan Gerald 7poi 2reb 0 of 4 free throw
Hakeem Harvey 2poi 9reb 1turnover
Immediately after the grand finals, the official ceremony was held, which was chaired by President of NABA, Miss Wanda Parry.
The Hon. Troy Liburd, spoke on behalf of main sponsor of the league, the Hon. Mark Brantley.
Minister Liburd congratulated the organizers of the league and noted that Hon. Brantley has been sponsoring the league for the last ten years and is committed to continuing for many more years to come.
He stated that sports and the participation in sports, is a good thing for the communities to be involved in and congratulated the organizers for their efforts.
He then handed out the medals, cash prizes and trophies to the winners.
Top awards were delivered as follows:
Most points-94 with an average of 23.5 per game-Kareem Parry-Eagles
Most rebounds-50-average of 12.5 per game-Kirthni Esdaille-CG Massives
Most assists—19-average of 4.75 per game-Jeffrey Lewis-Eagles
Most steals-19-4.75 per game-Jermie Jeffers-CGRS
Most blockshots-5-average of 1.2 per game-Matthew Harding-CG Massives
MVP-23 points; 24 rebounds; 5 steals and 3 block shots-Kirthni Esdaille-CG Massives
3rd place—CGRS-Medals and a cash prize
2nd place-Eagles-Medals; cash prize and trophy
1st place-champions—CG Massives-Medals; cash prize and trophies