VI beat Aruba to finish 7th out of 10th at CBC U16 Championships

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With a final flourish and a resounding sendoff, the Virgin Islands (VI) youngsters placed 7th of 10th in the 2016 edition of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship after defeating Aruba 69-57 on Saturday July 9, 2016.

The game, played at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, Guyana, was punctuated with careless turnovers by Aruba as they fell by 12 points to end their campaign in the championship in eighth place.

For the VI, rebounding was their biggest friend in the win, out-rebounding the lengthier Arubans 66-58; especially on the offensive glass where the margin was much wider, 26-16.

K’Moi Walters dropped a team-high 18 points while Renrick Masaac and Nixon Hamilton contributed 13 and 12 points respectively. Hamilton also had 16 rebounds.

Quentan Milton was Aruba’s lead scorer with 18 points to go along with 11 rebounds while Leonardo Winterdal and Jevahno Maduro had 11 points apiece.

Meanwhile, Bahamas defeated hosts Guyana 84-57 in the final on Saturday July 9, 2016.

Ten teams participated in the CBC U16 Championships in Georgetown, Guyana.