The annual Malcolm Guishard Basketball league, got underway on Sunday 2nd June, at the Church Ground hard court.
On hand to officially declare the league open, was the Minister of Sports, Hon. Eric Evelyn.
In his remarks, he paid tribute to the organizers of the league and expressed special commendations to Premier Mark Brantley who has sponsored the league, over the years.
He noted that such tournaments are fully endorsed by his Ministry and pledged his continued support.
On hand and offering remarks as well, was Premier and sponsor of the league, Hon. Mark Brantley.
He noted that he has been sponsoring the league for some 13 years now and pledged his continued sponsorship.
He also had special words of commendation for the Nevis Amateur Basketball Association, currently led by Mr. Freddie Hanley, but showered chief coordinator of the tournament, Mrs. Wanda Parry-France, with special praise, for her organizing skills and tremendous dedication to the sport.
Immediately after the opening ceremony, the first game got on the way, between Ole Skool and CSS Lions.
The Ole Skool went to CSS and taught them a mini lesson, defeating them by a close 6 points, in an exciting game.
Ole Skool 62 CSS Lions 56
First quarter Ole Skool 16 CSS Lions 9
Second Quarter Ole Skool 14 CSS Lions 11
Third Quarter Ole Skool 19 CSS Lions 11
Fourth Quarter CSS Lions 25 Ole Skool 13
Half time score 30 to 19 in favor of Ole Skool
Ole Skool 62 points
Shevon Browne 10poi 8reb 5ass 3turnover
Vance Allen 15poi 3reb 1ste 3 of 6 free throw made 6turnovers
Leroy Nelson 11poi 11reb 1ste 2 of 6 free throw made 5turnovers
Lenroy Parris 12poi 4reb 1ste 2 of 4 free throw made 2turnovers
CSS Lions 56 points
Ayinde George 6poi 19reb 3ass 7ste 1b/s 5turnover
Theon Queeley 20poi 4reb 2ass 6ste 4 of 6 free throw made 2turnovers
Kejahno Williams 2poi 8reb 2ass 2ste 4b/s 1turnover
Omarion Bartlette 8poi 4reb 2ass 3turnovers