Mad Mix stun Stingers in BVIBF National League

Photo by Charlie E. Jackson/VINO

Photo by Charlie E. Jackson/VINO


The Basketball Federation’s National League came alive last night, Wednesday June 15, 2016, when Mad Mix repelled the Stingers, 84-81, in front of a small crowd at the Multi Purpose Sports Complex.

The Stingers had routed all previous opponents with a star studded line up of young exciting talent, but found a determined, disciplined Mad Mix in no mood to put up with losing and showing they were not in awe of their illustrious opponents.

The Mix, who have Kevon S. Lettsome as their head coach and Vancito E. Pickering Jr as the assisant, also have some key players and on the night the likes of Kimron Telemaque, Jahkeele Stevens and Stephon Caul more than matched the likes of D’Moi M. Hodge, Noel Maxwell, Ajai Frett and Tyler Cameron.

The Stingers led by 2 at the end of the first quarter, 14-12, but down by 1 at the half, 38-39 and from there the game opened up into a fierce end to end battle.

Mad Mix opened up a 3 point lead at the end of the third quarter, 58-55 and led by as much as six points during a frenetic last 10 minutes. With just over 60 seconds remaining it was a 1 point game, 79-78 and Hodge put his team ahead by one following a block, a steal and a basket, all in one flowing move from paint to paint. However, Mad Mix were not to be denied and went ahead by one with 30 seconds remaining following a visit to the charity stripe by Caul.

With 4 seconds on the clock and just one chance left for the Stingers a quick inbound pass and move saw Maxwell’s attempted 3 pointer bounce back off the rim and Mad Mix had won.

Stevens top scored with 20 points for Mad Mix, Caul added 19 points with 11 rebounds, Telemaque 11 points, Hakeem Penn notched 10 with 8 rebounds and Jamoi Dore tallied 8 assists.

For the Stingers, Hodge picked up 22 points, 18 rebounds and 7 assists, Cameron 15 with 10 rebounds and Omar Walker 19 with 15 rebounds.

Other results

The BVI Basketball Federation League had a full slate of games over the last week, including the league’s first ever women’s contest on Saturday June 11, 2016.

And Oe topped Another Level 67-41 in the junior division, Krown Heights defeated the Spartans 67-61, and the Kings clobbered Law and Order 134-50.

On Saturday, the night kicked off with the junior division Stingers defeating Young Starz 93-60.

That was followed by the first ever ladies game, with the Lady Bull Dogs notching their first win in a 47-38 contest against the Rams. Alanah Chalwell, Joy Victor and Tamara Phillip all scored in the double digits for the Lady Bull Dogs, and Rams player Shauliqua Fahie led all scorers with 14 points.

The night was topped off All Ah Wee topping East 73-59. All Ah Wee player Aubrey Daniel led all scorers with 22 points.

Two games took place Sunday 12, 2016. In the junior division, Mad Mix beat down the Celtics 103-67, and Legs demolished Zero Tolerance 112-39.