VI Take Bronze at Female CBC Championship


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GEORGETOWN, Guyana, VI – The [British] Virgin Islands (VI) held off Antigua and Barbuda for a 44-38 win in the third place playoff of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) female under-16 championship on Saturday July 16, 2016.

Putting the disappointment of a semi final loss to Suriname behind them, the VI girls, playing in their first ever regional tournament, grabbed the 3rd place spot and a place at the Centro Baskets Tournament next year with a comfortable win over the Antiguans, who had already beaten the VI in the earlier group play, at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall in Georgetown, Guyana.

VI’s defense was impeccable and held the Antiguan offence to single-digit scores in the first three-quarters of the game.

Antigua outscored the VI in the final period 16-14 and in the second half 24-18 but were too far down to pull off the win.

Shauliqua Fahie scored more than half of the VI’s points with 25 to lead her squad to the win. She also had nine rebounds and five steals to help VI maintain their advantage throughout the course of the game.

Timna Philip had a double-double for Antigua with 14 points and 13 rebounds in the loss while Britnay Gore had nine points and 16 rebounds.

Against Suriname in the semi-finals, Shauliqua Fahie, who is the VI’s best player for the tournament, produced her lowest point’s total of the tournament with 14 points but had 18 rebounds for a double-double effort. Keithrece Smith also had 14 points in the loss.