Legs, Bayside Blazers & Mad Mix fall in weekend Basketball Action


Action from Blazers defeat to All Ah Wee on Saturday Evening June 14, 2014. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO

Action from Blazers defeat to All Ah Wee on Saturday Evening June 14, 2014. Photo: Charlie E. Jackson/VINO

As the BVI Basketball Federation’s (BVIBF) 40th Anniversary ‘Back on our Feet, Short and Sweet,’ Basketball League continued over the Father’s Day weekend, East put down an early marker over the Legs and the Bayside Blazers’ winning streak ended with back to back defeats.

The weekend action got underway on Friday June 13, 2014, with the Spartans routing the Spurs 96 -73 on the back of 25 points from Joel Douglas, having blown the game open with a 34-17 first quarter.

Vadelle Ibel added 20 points, Hakeem Penn 17 with 11 rebounds and Rami Garcia 14.
For the Spurs who never recovered from the first period mauling, but matched their opponents the rest of the way to the buzzer, Ryan Richardson and Devante Brewley both scored 15 points.

Lestin Wiltshire Junior notched 14 with 11 rebounds and Shakeem Blackmore also doubled with 13 points and 13 rebounds.

The Kings then beat the Gameboys 102-76 with Sean Woods scoring 20 points. Juan Hatchette doubled with 19 points and 11 rebounds, whilst Rowan Victor finished with 17 points and Jevonne Deming 16.

For the Gameboys Shaquille Fonseca scored 23 points with 9 rebounds, Tyree Maduro 17 points, Mandinka Crabbe 14 with 10 rebounds and Nehassie Chalwell  11 points.

Saturday Night was then turned out to be a thrilling spectacle of ball as East beat the defending Champions, the Legs and All Ah Wee brought the Bayside Blazers winning streak to an end.

The first game, in the Junior Division saw the Spurs suffer a second successive rout, this time 101-58 by And One, with Jachoy Walwyn scoring 19 points and 10 rebounds. Demoi Hodge scored 13 and Akeem Nibbs 13 with 8 rebounds and 9 assists.

The Spurs top scorer was Oscar Herrara with 14 points; Richardson added 10 and Blackmore picked up 12 rebounds.

In the Senior Division All Ah Wee over powered the Blazers in the second half. They turned a 31-31 half time score into a 58-46 third quarter advantage and then splashed in 31 more points to end 89-68 up.

Nathaniel Malone and Enrico Harrigan both scored 20 and Jamal Serrant 11 for All Ah Wee, whilst the Blazers got 29 points from Sandy E. Nadal and 19 from Chaurbin V. Smith.

East then rounded out the evening in front of a raucous crowd with an 81-68 demolition of the Legs thanks in large part to Killven Samuel, who scored 35 points and added 9 rebounds. David “Bolo” Lettsome added 16 points with 13 rebounds and Eustace “Boss” Freeman finished up scoring 12 points with 15 rebounds.

The Legs, who had matched the East for the first three quarters before being overrun in the fourth, were led by Jasin Edwin’s 23 point and 7 rebound effort. Kennedy Bass added 15 points and Dionne Blyden finished with 10 points.

On Sunday, the Blazers suffered a second defeat, this time 86-83 to the Gameboys and were undone in the third quarter of a tight game. The Blazers were well in front at the break, 51-42, but were undone by a 25 point third quarter by the Gameboys, who then held on during the fourth to claim a narrow three point victory.

Revaughn Garraway top scored for the Gameboys with 19, Maduro added 17, Fonseca 14 and Crabbe 14 with 8 blocks. The Blazers were led by Mikey S. Joseph who scored 16 points and double doubles from both Nadal (15p/11r) and Allison Leonard (15/14).

The Bayside Blazers is managed and owned by Julian Willock and is sponsored by; BCQS, Hon. Julian Fraser RA, Aaron Rentals Ltd, STO Enterprise Ltd., Caribbean Insurers Ltd., JML Techno Ltd., Peter Island Resort, Digicel BVI, Nagico Insurance, Scrub Island Resort & Spa, A Cut Above Beauty Salon, James Todman Construction Ltd., Crescent Corporate Services Ltd., and International Motors Ltd.

The team is coached by Rhennie O. Phipps with assistance from Jason A. Edwin. The team’s Scorer is Jonathan H. Garcia.

The two Junior Division games earlier Sunday evening had seen victories for the Starz, 98-50, over Real Tool and And One, 106-96, over Mad Mix. Demoi Hodge notched 46 points for And One, whilst Glenal Layne finished with 38 points and 16 rebounds for the Mix in what became an end to end slug fest of a game.