The St. Kitts under 19 team, was the ultimate dominant force, in the ROCK DA RIM under 19 Basketball tournament, which was held on Nevis, between Friday 30th June and Sunday 2nd July.
The action spot was the Grell Hull-Stevens Netball complex.
Three teams participated: St. Kitts, Saba, and host, Nevis.
The tournament was coordinated by Taro Merkman of St. Eustatius and Wanda Parry -France and her team, from Nevis.
On Friday evening, St. Kitts defeated Saba; Nevis defeated Saba and St. Kitts defeated Nevis.
On Saturday evening, Nevis defeated Saba; St. Kitts defeated Saba and St. Kitts defeated Nevis
On the final night-Sunday night, Saba and Nevis faced off to determine the second finalist.
A match which was won by Nevis.
Nevis then faced off with St. Kitts in the grand finals.
It was a tight game up to the first half.
Both teams were tied 15-all at the end of the first quarter and by half time St. Kitts was leading by a mere one point-29 to 28.
Nevis faltered badly in the third quarter and although they improved tremendously in the final quarter, it was a case of ‘too little, too late.’
Final score: St. Kitts 66 Nevis 52
St. Kitts therefore, the undisputed champions.
Ameir Gumbs of St. Kitts was adjudged the MVP of the tournament.
Semi-Finals Night 3
Nevis U19 65 points SABA U19 37
First quarter Nevis 16 SABA 13
Second quarter Nevis 17 SABA 10
Third quarter Nevis 13 SABA 10
Fourth quarter Nevis 19 SABA 4
Nevis U19 65 points
Corleone Sargeant 12poi 15reb 5ass 1ste 2 of 5 free throw made 6turnovers
Yodel Wisdom 8poi 12reb 1ass 1ste 4 of 7 free throw made 2turnovers
Keivorn Huggins 8poi 4reb 1ass 2ste 2 of 8 free throw made 2turnovers
SABA U19 37 points
Pablo Liberata 11poi 9reb 3ste 6 of 10 free throw made 4turnovers
D’Angelo Gomez 10poi 4assv4ste 2turnovers
Deniro Levenstone 7poi 2reb 3ass 4ste 5turnovers
St. Kitts Achievers Sports Club U19 66 points Nevis U19 52 points
First quarter SKB 15 Nevis 15
Second quarter SKB 14 Nevis 13
Third quarter SKB 18 Nevis 7
Fourth quarter SKB 19 Nevis 17
St. Kitts Achievers Sports Club U19 66 points
Ameir Gumbs 23poi 3reb 7ass 3ste 2 of 2 free throw made 4turnovers
Tivadi Herbert 9poi 10reb 2ass 2ste 1b/s 3turnovers
Makati Gumbs 8poi 13reb 1ste 6b/s 0 of 2 free throw 3turnovers
Nevis U19 52 points
Julien Emilien 14poi 2reb 2ass 2ste 0 of 2 free throw 4turnovers
Kamal Brandy 10poi 2reb 1ass 2ste 2 of 3 free throws made
Yodel Wisdom 10poi 9reb 1ste 1b/s 2 of 4 free throw made 1turnover