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Re: Zonal and Local Basketball News
« on: June 28, 2015, 07:48:57 PM »
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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 04:25:44 PM »
Morgan, Brewer shine Schools All Stars Basketball


Division MVP Hakeem Morgan of East Mucurapo and International School of Port-of-Spain (ISPS) stand-out Remy Brewer led the T&T Schools’ Basketball Association’s (TTSBA) North Zone All Star Under-17 team to a 55-52 win over East Zone Under-20 champions, St Joseph Secondary, last week in an exhibition match closing the North Zone season.

Morgan, who was largely responsible for East Mucurapo’s capture of yet another Under-17 North Zone league title earlier this month, top scored for the North Zone All Stars with 17 points. Brewer, one of few players to play in all three divisions this season, and who was named MVP for the U-15 and U-20 divisions after guiding helping ISPS the double, contributed with 12 points for the North Zone All Stars. On the opposite end, St Joseph brothers Ahkeel Boyd and Ahkeem Boyd, scored 12 and 10 points, respectively, while Shakiel Bertram added seven.

The All Star team from the North Zone comprised players from five schools who stood out during the league campaign. East Mucurapo was represented by four players: Morgan, Josiah Best, Tehrek Scott and Isaiah Francis, while ISPS fielded three players in Brewer, Sekou Folie and Ephrain Archer. The other players selected were, Malcolm Douglas and Kobee James (QRC), Israel Daniel (Belmont Boys), Ezekiel Humphrey (South East Port-of-Spain) and Rafer Richardson (Success Laventille Secondary).

Following the conclusion, the respective MVPS and winning schools were awarded medals and trophies for their efforts. 

Honour Roll

​Boys U-20

1 - ISPS, MVP - Remy Brewer

2 - East Mucurapo

3 Fatima

Girls Open

1 ISPS MVP - Sara Low

2 Tranquillity

3 Mucurapo West

Boys Under-17

1 East Mucurapo - Hakeem Morgan

2 ISPS

3 Belmont

Boys U-15

1 ISPS, MVP - Remy Brewer

2 Belmont Boys

3 Queen’s Royal College

Girls U-15

1 Mucurapo West, MVP - Shenice Piago

2 South East Port-of-Spain

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Re: Zonal Basketball News
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2015, 07:28:30 AM »
North out plays South All Stars 100-89

Dextroy Manswell and Adrian Joseph did everything they could to upset the party, but even their combined 77-point tally could not prevent their 100-89 loss their South Zone All Stars team suffered at the hands of a North Zone Men’s First Division All Star team at the Jean Pierre Complex, Mucurapo on Sunday.

Despite playing for Police, which campaigns in the North Zone, centre Manswell and point-guard Joseph played for the South team during Sunday’s contest.

Three matches were played comprising the best players from the School Basketball Association’s North Zone Under-20 league, the U-16 league, the Women’s Division and the Men’s First Division. They played against an East Zone Under-20 All Star team, San Fernando Secondary for the Under-16 All Star Match and a South Zone Men’s All Star team respectively.

In addition to the matches, dozens of players participated in a three-point shoot-out contest and a slam dunk contest.

On Sunday, the All Star weekend lit up when the best from the North Zone combined against those from the South Zone. Although the North Zone’s All Star team was led in terms of scoring by Akil Paynter and Saiki Guerra, who scored 17 and 15 points, respectively, they still managed a relatively comfortable and an evidently economical win against the South Zone team, which had Manswell and Joseph running riot over the court. Joseph was later named MVP of the match. The dunk-out competition among the men was won by Patrick Scipio, while Jamile King won the three-point shoot-out.

A day prior, the Women’s Division All Stars from the North Zone were divided into two teams. In the end, the ‘A’ team, led by senior national women’s team player, Kielle Connelly, scored a 41-23 win. Connelly scored ten points and was subsequently named the MVP, while Crystal Ann George, winner of the three-point shoot-out, supported with six points. Iyanna Hughes and Alicia Cumberbatch were the top players for the ‘B’ team, scoring nine and six points, respectively.

Results

Saturday

North Zone Schools Under-20 All Stars 51/81 (Kurshiah King 32 pts, Josiah Best 15 pts) v East Zone Schools All Stars 21/38 (Ahkeem Boyd 14 pts, Joel Timothy 7 pts)

Most valuable Player: Kurshiah King

Under-20 three-point shoot-out Winner: Ahkeel Boyd

Under-20 dunk-out Winner: Chad Webb

North Zone Women All Stars A 41 (Kielle Connelly 10 pts, Crystal Ann George 6 pts) v North Zone Women All Stars B 23 (Iyanna Hughes 9 pts, Alicia Cumberbatch 6 pts)

MVP: Kielle Connelly

Women’s three-point shoot out

Winner: Crystal Ann George 15 pts

Sunday

San Fernando Secondary 88 (Tyrik Singh 16 pts, Kareem Pit 10 pts) v North Zone Under-16 All Stars 45 (Josiah Best 11 pts, Andrew Dookoo 9 pts)

MVPs: Andrew Dookoo, Tyrik Singh

North Zone Men’s First Division All Stars 100 (Akil Paynter 17 pts, Sadiki Guerra 15 pts) v South Zone All Stars 89 (Dextroy Manswell 36 pts, Adrian Joseph 31 pts)

MVP: Adrian Joseph

Senior men dunk out

Winner: Patrick Scipio

Senior men three point shoot-out

Winner: Jamile King

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Re: Zonal Basketball News
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2015, 09:17:26 AM »
North Zone Fixtures

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Re: Zonal Basketball News
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2015, 10:18:24 AM »
Dextroy Manswell. Only in Trini a man go give his son a name that rhymes with Destroy.

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2015, 07:31:40 PM »
UTT & Army fight back in Big 4 series

The University of Trinidad & Tobago (UTT) and Defence Force (Army) men's basketball team bounced back from their opening game loss to even the series -1-1 in the Semi-Finals of the North Zonal Basketball Commission Big Four tournament on Sunday at the Eastern Indoor Complex, Tacarigua.

In the opening encounter against Shak Attack, UTT led by Captain Patrick Scipio with 21pts rallied back from a 30-41 deficit at the end of the first half. Facing elimination, head coach Lenny Guy applied a full court press from the opening minutes of the third quarter as UTT controlled the tempo for a well deserved victory, 87-74.

For the winners, Scipio was ably supported by Jeffery Harris with 18pts while Ernesto Romain chipped in with 13pts. For Shak Attack, power forward Andrew Ifill scored a game high 26pts and Kurt "Koto" Christian had 15pts.

In the second game of the double header, national standout Steven "Lighter" Lewis with 24pts guided Army to a comfortable 94-77 win over Police. Lewis ended the game with 24pts for the winners. From the tip off, Army controlled the battle and ended the first half ahead, 48-35.

For the winners center Kevian Bacquain, who missed the opening game of the best of three series, supported Lewis with 20pts while point guard Derrick Boxhill added 12pts. For Police, center Dextroy Manswell top scored with 16pts, Fabrice Fisher had 14 and Ronel Winter got 12pts in a losing effort.

Meanwhile, the deciding game of both series will be played on Sunday 26th July at the Jean Pierre Complex, Port of Spain. The winners of both series will clash for the championships while the losers will compete for the third and fourth places respectively.
 
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2015, 08:51:41 PM »
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Prisons completes East Zone Big 4 line up with 76-62 win over San Juan Warriors in Maloney.  @cnewslive

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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2015, 03:18:15 PM »
North Zone champs Police at Mayaro League opening



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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2015, 06:32:44 AM »
Police start bpTT Mayaro basketball title defence in style


A member of the Police Service team tries for the basket in the Premier Division match with La Horquetta Forces at the opening of the 2015 bpTT Mayaro Basketball League on Sunday. Police won 84-75.

Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), the reigning North Zone champions, have started the defence of their Premier Division title in style as they won their opening game of the 2015 bpTT Mayaro Basketball League when the season was launched at the Mayaro Indoor Sport Facility on Sunday.

In the second of two competitive matches, Police demonstrated that they would be keeping a tight grip on the trophy when they turned back a determined La Horquetta Forces team 84-75, with Dexter Manswell contributing 18 points. La Horquetta’s Jeffrey Borne was top-scorer in the match with 36 points.

In the first game, Maloney Pacers triumphed over Mayaro Pacers 70-59 in an Under-23 fixture. Mayaro led in the first quarter but Maloney went ahead in the second and maintained their lead to the very end with Mohammed Elias scoring a three-pointer right at the buzzer.

The season got off to a colourful start with the parade of teams. Not surprisingly, Police captured the March Past title, with Newlands Knicks placing second, while High Voltage (Arima) and Maloney Pacers tied for third.

Now in its third year, the Mayaro Basketball League is organised by the South Corner Basketball Foundation and sponsored by energy company BP Trinidad and Tobago.

Joel Primus, Community Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations Adviser, bpTT, urged the players to take the sport seriously since they can take it to the highest international level as a profession. “Sport, in this case basketball, can be considered recreation, an avenue to alleviate crime, a means of bringing communities closer together but it can also be converted into a career. How far you take it depends on your discipline, attitude and passion. You should aspire to be basketball stars on the national and international stage,” Primus told the players.

He said that bpTT, whose home community is Mayaro, would continue to partner with the South Corner Basketball Foundation to develop the sport in the south-eastern communities.

Kyron James, councillor for Mayaro/Guayaguayare, praised bpTT for its “sterling and longstanding contribution in supporting sports in the region over the years. He appealed to the players to be competitive but display the highest standards of sportsmanship.

Twenty-four teams will compete in the 2015 bpTT Mayaro Basketball League. They will play in four divisions, Premier, Under-23, Women and Community League. Matches continue at the Mayaro Indoor Sports Facility on Saturday from 6 pm.

Games for the Mayaro Basketball league will start on August 19th with community division games being scheduled during the week and the other three divisions for weekends. Some of teams that are not too far from Mayaro may be scheduled for games during the week sparingly.

Teams confirmed for the divisions

Premier

1. Mayaro Pacers, 2. Grande All Stars, 3. Police, 4. Pythons, 5. Pistons, 6. Detour Shak Attack, 7. Valencia Heat, 8. La Horquetta Forces, 9. High Voltage, (Tentative – Prisons)

Community Division

1. NDS Ambassadors, 2. Mayaro Boys, 3. New Lands Knicks, 4. Libertville Villas, (Tentative – Rio Blazers, Ortoire Ballers, Mafeking, Quash Trace, Omeara Knights)

Under 23

1. Mayaro Pacers, POS Trailblazers, Grande Young Stars, Maloney Pacers

Women

1. Police, 2. Brian Chase Academy, 3. New Lands Knicks, (Tentative - Invitations extended to Colours, Defence Force, Shooting Stars, Courts Horizon and Maloney Pacer

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« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2015, 05:28:37 AM »
Valencia Heat reigns as East Zone B-ball champs


CHAMPIONS: Valencia Heat, the 2015 Eastern Community Basketball League - East Zone of the NBFTT champion Team. The club is led by Junior Williams, third from left.

Centre forward Jeffrey Saunders and forward Wayne “Warlord” Richards combined for 43 points which guided Valencia Heat to a 80-70 win over perennial champions Maloney Pacers in Game-3 of the Men’s First Division on Saturday night at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Hall, Tacarigua.

Valencia which celebrated the Second Division title the week before, got 28 points from Sautnders, a Big-Four Play-off best and former national junior player Richards netted 15, as their team lead 43-25 at the half-way mark.

For Pacers which won game two weeks ago 74-70, lost game two in over-time 85-82 and full-time ended 73-73. For Pacers, point-guard Kevon Khan led from in front with 22 points and forward Nayton Lewis supported with 18.

La Horquatta Forces defeated T&T Prisons in the play-off for third and fourth places.

Maloney Pacers win 2nd crown

In the Under-17 Division, Maloney Pacers Youth Development Programme outplayed Celtics 95-73 to win that title in the Best-of-Three-Series 2-1.

Pacers youths won the opening contest 68-66, but Celtics bounced back to level the rubber 62-61 last week. For Pacers Ahkeem Boyd top-scored with 32 points which included eight three-point baskets, his twin brother Akheel netted 26, Kadeen Greg supported with 15 and Shaquile Bertrand contributed 11. For Celtics forwards Josiah Best led with 26, Hakeem Morgan (16), Tariq Singh (14) and basketball coach Cleveland King’s son, Kurshiah King helped out with 10.

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Re: Zonal and local Basketball News
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2015, 07:40:28 PM »
journalist and basketball administrator Keith Clement get life ban from basketball


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« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2015, 06:29:13 AM »
Ian Wason 2.0 ‏@IanMwason
Shak Attack are Mayaro Bball Champions after  90-77 win over Police in game two. Police won game 1 81-80 @cnewslive



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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2015, 06:30:03 AM »
Congratulations goes out to the North Zone for hosting a successful U14 and U9 tournament today at the Jean Pierre Complex. Under 9 saw action from Brian Chase Basketball Academy, Spartans Basketball Academy and Dunross Preparatory. Under 14 saw action from Hawks, Belmont Intermediate Off Limits, Spartans Basketball Academy, Brian Chase Basketball Academy, Woodbrook Warriors and Dunross Preparatory.



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« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2015, 06:14:23 AM »

Petro Stars guard Adrian Joseph dribbles down the court as centre Miguel Williams of Detour Shak Attack runs in to defend during the HOS Events Two-Day Basketball Extravaganza fiinal at the Southern Regional Indoor Sports Arena in Pleasantville, San Fernando on the weekend. Petro Stars won 85-59.


There are now calls for another basketball contest similar to the HOS Events Two-Day Basketball Extravaganza held at the Southern Regional Indoor Sports Arena in Pleasantville, San Fernando on the weekend.

Eight teams including Defence Force, Petro Stars, Petro Jazz, Detour Shak Attack, BTU Ballers, Quarters and the University of T&T (UTT) which had two teams, took part in the tournament for a whopping $25,000 first prize that the Petro Stars won eventually. But the prize was just part of the excitement in a shortened version of the sport. Organiser Musa Rahaman said he got the concept from the now popular Twenty20 (T20) cricket game.

“I have seen a number of T20 matches at the Oval and I decided to implement it in the sport of basketball which I enjoy playing, and it was exciting,” Rahaman said. At the tournament, matches were played in 16 minutes (8 minutes per half) and there were a number of additional events such as a slam dunk contest, three-point shoot out and a slam dunk contest for children under the age of 10.

Rahaman said he would satisfy the desire of the teams and the basketball fraternity by hosting a March Madness basketball extravaganza and he was hoping to get either 12 or 16 teams. He said the winning team would walk away with a whopping $100,000 cash award once sponsorships are forthcoming.

He is calling on corporate T&T and government to come on board and showcase the best basketballers in the country in true NBA style.

He wants the competition to be a fixture on the NBFTT calendar in the future. At this weekend’s tourney there was instant replays and NBA style racks.

Petro Stars defeated Detour Shak Attack 85-59 in the final, which was a full 40-minute game, for the $25,000 winners’ cheque courtesy Hideout Construction Services. Shak Attack received $5,000. Meanwhile Keon Joseph of Defence Force claimed the Slam Dunk contest and $5,000 from Flavorite. Orlando Mapp of Shak Attack walked away with Venture Credit Union’s $5,000 for the Three-Point shoot out.

There were also $200 vouchers given out by Keith Khan Book Sellers to youngsters under the age of 10 for a slam dunk competition as well as entertainment from international slam dunk expert Guy Dupuy of France and Porter Mayberry—the world shortest dunker.   

According to Rahaman, the tournament was made possible from a number of businessmen who, like him, would come out and take a basketball “sweat” in the evening after work. He pointed out that their only problem to date, was receiving sanction from the National Basketball Federation of T&T (NBFTT) since they only have a few days before the actual start.

He noted that for the March Madness contest his organisation has already submitted a request for sanctioning and they are still awaiting a response. Anyone wishing to contribute or take part in the event can contact Rahaman at 657-8000.

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« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2015, 06:35:40 AM »
Is there a sport run in T&T without confusion?


National basketball tourney will go on says vice president


Brian Lewis, president of the TT Olympic Committee, Darryl Smith, minister of sports, Garvin Warrick, president of the T&T basketball Federation and Glyne Clarke, president of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation CBC, are engaged in a conversation at the opening of the 2015 National Basketball Championship at the Jean Pierre Sports Complex on Saturday afternoon.

Despite calls by clubs, coaches and other stakeholders to postpone the National Basketball Championships, vice president of organisation and development of the NBFTT, Barry Stewart, is adamant that the tournament will proceed as planned.

The event opened on Saturday at the Jean Pierre Complex but two of the four teams scheduled to play, BTU Ballers and Petro Jazz, failed to show for the 5 pm bounce off.

In the second game, Detour Shak Attack beat Valencia Heat 68-64. Minister of Sports, Darryl Smith, who was expected to give the feature address, failed to do so, in spite of his presence.

Smith was joined by president of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC), Glyne Clarke, and president of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) Brian Lewis, who was also expected to address the gathering but who also did not.

The tournament continued last night with a clash between the Ministry of Sports Schoolaz and Valencia Heat from 6.30 pm at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena in Tacarigua and NBFTT officials were expected to distribute fixtures for the tournament to participating clubs.

Asked why the first match was not played, Stewart said BTU Ballers did not have sufficient uniforms for players as their manager had only recently returned from abroad. He said this was communicated to NBFTT officials, but the information did not reach him in time.

Stewart said be believed that some clubs were deliberately creating confusion by expressing unwarranted concerns that contradicted key decisions made by the board.

In clarifying this statement, he explained that the Championship was a fixed tourney on the basketball calendar which should have been held some three months ago.  “The only real concern for the Championship coming off was the prize structure which stated that the winning prize would have been $10, 000,” Stewart said.

“Even I didn’t agree with that but that was sorted out as the prize money was increased to $25, 000 but yet they want us to postpone it again.”

He said it was also difficult to get two other teams to play the opening game because of the limited time available.

Stewart also took offence to a newspaper report by a group of concerned coaches calling for the postponement of all basketball related tournaments until a proper assessment, planning and organisation element was implemented.

It stated also that following a meeting on last Wednesday, club officials Kern George and Melissa Guerero called on the NBFTT for an open-forum type general meeting to be held among all stakeholders to chart a way forward and develop a calendar of events for 2016.

Stewart cleared the air, saying Wednesday’s session was not a meeting but rather a discussion to find out the possibility of holding a youth and women’s tournament as part of the national championship.

Despite calls by clubs, coaches and other stakeholders to postpone the National Basketball Championships, vice president of organisation and development of the NBFTT, Barry Stewart, is adamant that the tournament will proceed as planned.

The event opened on Saturday at the Jean Pierre Complex but two of the four teams scheduled to play, BTU Ballers and Petro Jazz, failed to show for the 5 pm bounce off.

In the second game, Detour Shak Attack beat Valencia Heat 68-64. Minister of Sports, Darryl Smith, who was expected to give the feature address, failed to do so, in spite of his presence.

Smith was joined by president of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC), Glyne Clarke, and president of the T&T Olympic Committee (TTOC) Brian Lewis, who was also expected to address the gathering but who also did not.

The tournament continued last night with a clash between the Ministry of Sports Schoolaz and Valencia Heat from 6.30 pm at the Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena in Tacarigua and NBFTT officials were expected to distribute fixtures for the tournament to participating clubs.

Asked why the first match was not played, Stewart said BTU Ballers did not have sufficient uniforms for players as their manager had only recently returned from abroad. He said this was communicated to NBFTT officials, but the information did not reach him in time.

Stewart said be believed that some clubs were deliberately creating confusion by expressing unwarranted concerns that contradicted key decisions made by the board.

In clarifying this statement, he explained that the Championship was a fixed tourney on the basketball calendar which should have been held some three months ago.  “The only real concern for the Championship coming off was the prize structure which stated that the winning prize would have been $10, 000,” Stewart said.

“Even I didn’t agree with that but that was sorted out as the prize money was increased to $25, 000 but yet they want us to postpone it again.”

He said it was also difficult to get two other teams to play the opening game because of the limited time available.

Stewart also took offence to a newspaper report by a group of concerned coaches calling for the postponement of all basketball related tournaments until a proper assessment, planning and organisation element was implemented.

It stated also that following a meeting on last Wednesday, club officials Kern George and Melissa Guerero called on the NBFTT for an open-forum type general meeting to be held among all stakeholders to chart a way forward and develop a calendar of events for 2016.

Stewart cleared the air, saying Wednesday’s session was not a meeting but rather a discussion to find out the possibility of holding a youth and women’s tournament as part of the national championship.

WALTER ALIBEY
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« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2016, 10:39:01 AM »
Police stay perfect; Jazz hold off Valencia

DESPITE showing signs of rustiness after a long layoff, Police made their title ambitions absolutely clear when they returned to action in the National Basketball Federation’s (NBFTT ) club championships on Sunday, beating Ministry of Sport Schoolaz by 13 points at the Jean Pierre Complex.

The victory was the lawmen’s fourth win from as many outings, keeping them third in the points table and maintaining their status as one of two unbeaten teams.

Other winners on the evening were Petro Jazz, who edged Valencia Heat in a thriller and BTU Ballers, who defeated Upstate in a bottom-of-the-table battle.

Police were playing for the first time since the Christmas holidays, and it showed as Schoolaz kept it close in the first two periods. The Ministry of Sport team actually led 16-12 after the opening quarter, before Police edged ahead 31- 29 at the half. The officers then led by nine points after three quarters before closing off 75-62 winners.

Wesley Vincent led Police with 23 points; Dane Daniel had 14, Kenrick Bernard got 11 and Don Wilkinson had 12. Dale Copeland once more led Schoolaz, tallying 17 points; Kiev Chessney had 15, Keya Blackett got 11 and Triston Benjamin weighed in with 10.

Police thus remained joint second in the standings with Petro Jazz on eight points from four games.

The Jazz came within two points of losing to Valencia having led for three quarters of the contest.

The southerners led 20-15 after one and seemed to be cruising as they extended their advantage at the half to 38-22; and after three quarters, Petro Jazz had taken their lead to a commanding 29 points (63-34).

But in a fantastic display of determination, Valencia Heat outscored their opponents 38-11 in the final stanza, only to lose by a bucket, as the final buzzer sounded with Petro Jazz holding on, 74- 72.

Ako Pascall and Kevin Sarjeant both scored 22 for the Jazz, while Michael Pantin had 11. Valencia’s challenge was spearheaded by a game-high 28 points from Michael Saunders; Kyeon Joseph got 15, Randy Greenidge 14 and Kevin Greene had 10.

Earlier, BTU Ballers defeated Upstate in a see-saw affair — a result that left Upstate still seeking their first win after five outings.

Upstate led 17-15 after one, but BTU were ahead 32-25 at the half, and they continued to lead 48-42 after three quarters before going on to win 66-58.

Walter Peters led BTU with 27 points; Kevin Flemming had 14 and Jerome Joseph, 10. Marvin Allan carried Upstate with 15 while Keron Davis had 10 and Kofi Campbell, 8.

Upstate remain the cellar- placed team on four points, one less than BTU. Detour Shak Attack maintain pole position in the nine-team table with nine points from five games, followed by Petro Jazz and Police on eight each; Schoolaz are fourth on eight points, but their six games played are the most by any team thus far.

Quarters, Valencia and Siparia Ball Players lie 5th, 6th and 7th respectively.



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« Reply #19 on: January 29, 2016, 09:47:51 AM »
Warwick quits as basketball president

RACHAEL KING

Two years into his leadership of the National Basketball Federation of T&T (NBFTT), president Garvin Warwick has stepped down from the post. Warwick submitted his resignation letter on Monday with immediate effect, citing that personal reasons forced him to leave prematurely.

“Generally due to work and family commitments I did not have the time to give my 100 percent towards the sport,” Warwick said yesterday.

“But still we at the board were able to accomplish a lot. We launched a mini basketball programme in partnership with NGC’s (National Gas Company) Right On Track programme that were rolled out in all communities and signed an MOU with UTT to develop a School of Basketball.”

However, he did admit that it was not smooth sailing all the way through but said that the many issues were not the reason why he left.

“Over the last two years we (NBFTT) continuously faced uphill battles starting within our own boardroom. There are a lot of changes that need to be made by the executive of the NBFTT starting with the constitution in order for this organisation to move forward. I don’t have the time to commit fully to the task.”

In his resignation letter, Warwick listed what he referred to as milestones that the NBFTT had accomplished under his watch. It said: “Got seven of the nine zones active after a three year inactive period, lectured 122 coaches in 2014 at Level I, launched four out of five school zones, both male and female as well as under-15, U-17 and U-20 age-groups, completed two years of audits (12-13); (13-14)and this current one (14-15) financial statement is completed.”

Three VPs also resigned

Warwick’s exit makes it four persons overall who have left the executive sooner than expected.

The others are former vice-presidents Daron Lall (technical and training services), Chezette Baillie (communications and marketing), Alexis Browne (organisation and development).

However, Lall’s departure totally contrasts that of Warwick’s as part of his reason for leaving dealt heavily with the mismanagement by the federation under the former president’s watch.

Lall said that the board had strayed from what was promised when they were elected at the annual general meeting (AGM) and he felt the constitution was disregarded.

“The constitution was being used conveniently,” said Lall yesterday. “The president and secretary had openly stated that they purposely withheld information from me. Information which I would have needed to operate as the vice-president of technical and training.”
Another reason for him vacating his post was the board’s failure to deal efficiently with disciplinary problems.
“The inability of the Federation to deal with internal disciplinary issues, including a matter where I brought myself, along with the general secretary and president before the board, has not been dealt with to date.” His exclusion from a number of meetings and being given late notice of meetings on numerous occasions which were primarily held in Port-of-Spain, an issue he brought to the board’s attention continuously as he is based in South, prompted Lall to take such actions.
“I had been excluded from selected elected officers meetings and most of the ones that I had been invited to only give 24 hours or less notice. Due to my location and work obligations that was not enough time to make the necessary arrangements. “Some of the decisions made by the NBFTT, in my humble opinion may seem right to some but the proper process was not being followed, compounded by the lack of transparency.”
He said it affected his ability to perform his duties as vice-president so he officially tender his resignation in December.
“I wish basketball nothing but success, may the sport grow and may the individuals who manage the sport also grow,” said Lall.


Garvin Warwick steps down as Basketball President.

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Police win national basketball championships with 85-82 win over Shak Attack in game 3 tonight

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Congrats to the police and dem. Whey Fires and Army?

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Mitchell to act as NBFTT president


CLAIRE MITCHELL will serve as acting president of the National Basketball Federation of Trinidad and Tobago (NBFTT ).

Mitchell, who is also the NBFTT secretary general, will sit on the hot seat after the resignation of Garvin Warwick - who is currently the advisor to the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs Darryl Smith.

Warwick’s resignation was accepted at the NBFTT statutory board meeting on Saturday last.

According to a media release, “this was the Board’s first opportunity to meet since Warwick tendered his resignation on January 25 2016.” Similar to Warwick, Daron Lall stepped down as vice president (technical and training services) and, as a result, Arnold Thomas will temporarily serve as that role, as well as his current position as assistant secretary. “The Board of Directors wishes to thank all parties who continue to support basketball in Trinidad and Tobago as we restructure and improve opportunities for the sport to flourish,” the media release ended.

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National U19 team in training for upcoming regional tournament
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National U19 team beat their senior counterparts. 

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Mayaro Basketball League opens



Detour Shak Attack displayed consummate all-round skill when they started their defence of the bpTT Mayaro Basketball League Premier Division title in convincing fashion at the launch of the 2016 season at the Mayaro Indoor Sport Facility on Sunday.

Shak Attack sounded a warning that they would be keeping a tight hold on the premiership trophy when they turned back a determined La Horquetta Forces outfit, 78-64.

In the first game of an entertaining double-header, Maloney SOS Basketball Academy ran past Rio Claro Villers 71-51 in the under-19 division.

The 2016 season got off to a colourful start with a parade of participating teams. So far, a total of 19 teams are registered for this year's edition of the league, competing in three divisions— premier, under-19 and community.

Now in its fourth year, the Mayaro Basketball League is organised by the South Corner Basketball Foundation (SCBF) and sponsored by BP Trinidad and Tobago.

BPTT community liaison officer, Matthew Pierre, said that the energy company had reaffirmed its commitment to supporting the league and was proud to sponsor basketball, alongside other sports. He urged the players to play hard but with discipline and good sportsmanship, and to use the opportunity to progress to higher levels of the game. Pierre also expressed the desire to see more teams from Mayaro itself taking part in the tournament.

Apart from showcasing the immense basketball talent in the region, a major objective of the initiative was to foster greater camaraderie among the various communities and provide wholesome activities for the youths, explained Pierre, himself a former stand-out national player.

South Corner chairman, Quammie Alexis, said that his organisation was grateful to bpTT for its partnership in reviving basketball in the region, adding that the SCBF would utilise all the resources at its disposal to ensure that the game grows from strength to strength.

Former T&T basketball stars Derek ‘Cornbread” James and Stephen “Lighter” Lewis witnessed the launch.

Competition in the premier and under-19 divisions will resume at the Mayaro Indoor Sport Facility on Saturday, September 1, while the community league will see action on Wednesdays, starting from September 7.

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Successful 'SOS' b/ball academy




THE Maloney Gardens Community once again played host to the 'Stories of Success' basketball academy summer camp, which ran from the July 11 – August 29, at the Maloney Indoor Sports Arena.
Led by former national player and SOS Basketball Academy Head Coach Kern George, the 2016 'Ball All Summer' basketball camp maintained its focus on enhancing participants' knowledge and athletic ability in the sport of basketball, encouraging the pursuit of educational achievement and advocating socially responsible behaviour.
The success of the camp was once again made possible through the support of a cast of dedicated personnel. SOS assistant coach Kenyatta Alfred was a mainstay throughout the camp, and was ably assisted by Stefan Dillon (Head Coach of the University of Trinidad and Tobago) and Ian “Poison” Gomes (Brian Chase Basketball Academy coach).
Avionne Maule (Defence Force) lent her expertise in physiotherapy, while Renaldo Alexander and Saleem Henry of GT Fitness challenged the campers with a series of strength and conditioning exercise routines over the course of the two months.
Kenrick Julien and Patrick Scipio (recently recruited to the Wiley College, Texas Basketball Programme), as well as ex-NBA player Terry DeHere, mentored the group, offering insight to their experiences and words of encouragement to keep pushing to be better on and off the court.
Over 50 participants from Trinidad, Tobago and the United States took part in what was the fourth edition of the camp, which in the past has produced several national basketballers at various levels.
Academy members Nickolai Mills, Kalique Robertson-Forrester, Jedidiah Celestine and Jamal Prince journeyed to Georgetown, Guyana as part of the Trinidad and Tobago Boys' Under 16 Basketball Team that took part in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) U16 Championship in July.
At the under-15 level, Jadon Daniel and Jaheim Evelyn joined Mills, Prince and Robertson-Forrester on the T&T roster in Patillas, Puerto Rico for the CentroBasket U-15 Championships in late August. And in Jamaica, Charles Williams, Clint Graham and Mohammed Elias all featured for Team T&T on their way to bagging gold at the Caribbean Hoopfest Under 19 Tournament in Montego Bay, also in August.
With the conclusion of the “Ball All Summer” Camp, training now returns to its regular weekend schedule (Saturdays 9am – 1pm, Sundays 5pm – 7pm), with attention now switching to preparation for the NBFTT National Boys & Girls U-17 3x3 Championships, as well as the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Clinics.
Further info can be obtained from Chevon Le Gendre (Operations Manager – SOS Basketball Academy) via phone: 468-5462, or email: chevon_legendre_03@hotmail.com.

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Basketball Federation in limbo again

SPORTS COMMENTARY
Keith Clement



For the second time in six years the sport of basketball has collapsed resulting in many decisions being taken without the necessary Board approval as is required for compliance with the constitution, regulation and decision-making protocol documents of the National Basketball Federation of T&T.

On January 25 this year Garvin Warwick resigned as the sport’s president to take up the appointment of Advisor to Sports and Youth Affairs Minister the Honourable Darryl Smith which left the sport in limbo as he became the fourth of seven elected officers to sever ties with the organisation.

However, back on March 12, the board of directors approved transferring some of the powers of the president to the general secretary with the intention of getting the annual general meeting (AGM)—outstanding since December 2015—organised. In fact, the critical 2014-2018 Strategic Plan of the sport was to be approved at that meeting according to the November 2015 board minutes.

At the September 10 Board meeting the AGM was set for October 15. However, to date no notices were sent to the membership which is one of the critical functions of the general secretary. Notices for AGM must be issued 14 days in advance, so come Saturday the AGM will not be held again.

While the general secretary is parading as the acting president of the organisation, no such title was bestowed upon her at the March 12 meeting according to article 14.2 of the said constitution. Could you imagine someone signing a letter twice—as general secretary and as acting president? Yes, it happened.

The sport of basketball is currently reeling under mismanagement of every sort because individuals entrusted with office to manage and guide the sport are using it for their own benefit.

Further research also showed that the head coach of the boys under-15 team was relieved of his duties on the recommendation of a board member and the vice president of Organisation and Development who sat on the interview panel for coaches recommended himself for the position. Without board approval he travelled to the tournament in Puerto Rico as the team’s head coach.

When yesterday’s statutory Board was convened at the Conference Room in Maloney, only the general secretary and representatives from the South and North Zones were present which meant once again there was no quorum to conduct the business of basketball.

Of the three elected officers left, the vice president of Finance and the assistant secretary have not attended Board meetings since May. What is also sad is that the vice president of Finance has not tabled a financial report since August 2015, a concern that was raised during the Board’s aborted meeting on May 14.

Despite not having constitutional board approval, the Sports Company of Trinidad and Tobago continues to fund projects that are submitted to it by the general secretary.

Further, the key general meeting, according to article 19.4 of the constitution which requires that the membership be presented with the sports’ annual budget, development and strategic plans, did not take place despite its being constitutionally due before September 30 each year. In fact, this year marks the third consecutive year that such a meeting did not take place.

The big question is what is the basketball fraternity, the clubs and players who are directly affected doing about this? This year with the exception of Tobago there were no zonal competitions and there will be no National Tournament.

On assuming office in September 2015, Minister of Sports Darryl Smith promised the population that under his watch sporting organisations would be held accountable for every cent of taxpayers’ monies given to them. 

The record will show that following the 2014 AGM Team Strong led by Warwick was elected into office unopposed with officers Garvin Warwick (president), Alexis Browne (vice president—Organisation and Development) and Daron Lall (vice president—Training and Technical). However, they all resigned by January 2016. The vice president—Marketing and Communication Chezette Baillie, who was not on a slate, also resigned.

The elected officers of the Basketball Federation are Hyacinth Hart, the vice president of Finance; Claire Mitchell, the general secretary; and Arnold Thomas, assistant secretary. 

The last time the sport was in a similar crisis was in 2010.