By:Curtis Morton

The 2016 edition of the local Basketball season on Nevis, got on the way on the evening of Saturday 2nd April.

Despite torrential rains, just when the opening ceremony was about to take place, team members and spectators, stayed around long enough for the rain to subside; for the court to be dried and for the ceremony to take place.
All of the competing teams were represented at the ceremony which was ably chaired by Miss Shoya Lawrence, who opened with prayer and this was followed by the playing of the national anthem.

President of the Nevis Amateur Basketball Association (NABA), Miss Wanda Parry then gave brief remarks during which she warmly welcomed the participating teams and wished them every success during the league.
An inspection of the teams was then conducted by Miss Parry; Miss Lawrence and vice president of NABA, Miss Veronica Brandy.

This was followed by one game for that evening, played between Mark Brantley CG Massives and Ole Skool.
Massives won that game quite comfortably with a margin of 74 to 52
Game Summary:
First Quarter C G Massive 19 to Ole Skool 10
Second Quarter C G Massive 21 to Ole Skool 9…
Third Quarter C G Massive 20 to Ole Skool 13
Fourth Quarter Ole Skool 20 to C G Massive 14

Half Time score 40 – 19 in favor of C G Massive

C G Massive 74 points
Matthew Mrawsum Harding 21poi 5reb 5ass 3ste 1turnover 1 of 2 free throw made
Kirthni Esdaille 11poi 13reb 5ass 1b/s 7turnovers 1 of 2 free throw made
Karvin Smith 14poi 7reb 3ass 4ste 3turnovers 0 of 1 free throw
Alista Usher 15poi 4reb 2ass 4ste 3turnovers 0 of 1 free throw

Ole Skool 52points
Vance Allen 17poi 6reb 2ass 1ste 11turnovers 5 of 8 free throw made
Collis Archibald 13poi 7reb 2ass 1ste 5turnovers 3 of 8 free throw made
Nassive Lewis 3poi 10reb 3ass 1ste 10turnovers 1 of 2 free throw made
Sandu Williams 3poi 10reb 2ste 2turnovers 1 of 2 free throw made

Two games were scheduled for Sunday April 3rd 2016:
6:30pm C G Rebels vs. Dynasty Ballers
7:30pm C G Massive vs. High Voltage

Monday April 4th 2016
7:00pm High Voltage vs. Eagles

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