BHS blow out Saints, Marian Academy, Plaisance and GTI among winners

The National School Basketball Festival…

The National School Basketball Festival, Georgetown and East Coast Regionals’ continued on Saturday May 7, 2016 at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. In first game of the Girl’s segment Marian Academy dismantled St Stanislaus College 16-2 with Jada Mohan leading the way for Marian Academy with 8 points and 2 steals while Georginna Vyphuis added 4 points and 5 rebounds. Natesha Seymour scored St Stanislaus lone 2 points and grabbed 2 rebounds.
The second match-up saw St Roses High defeating President’s College 16- 4. Jada Amerally and Jamaica Blair paved the way for the victors with 6 points each. Destinie Mc Donald and Annalisa Barclay were the only scorers for President’s College with 2 points each.
In the Male U-16 games The Bishops’ High School (BHS) and Plaisance Secondary both picked up victories. BHS blew-out St Stanislaus College 36-11 with Webster Macre putting up 9 points and grabbing 6 rebounds while Stefan Hamilton scored 7 points. Brandon Friday scored for 6 points for the losing side.

The female category of the National School Basketball Festival is proving to be very competitive
The female category of the National School Basketball Festival is proving to be very competitive

Meanwhile, in an exciting affair Plaisance Secondary edged President’s College 33-30 to come away with an overtime victory. The Plaisance side who trailed for most of the game stormed back to defeat President’s college in overtime behind Andrew Johnson’s clutch performance scoring 29 points with 3 steals. Akeem Crandon had a double-double for President’s College with 13 points and 13 rebounds but it wasn’t enough for his side to salvage a victory.
In the final match-ups of the day, the U-19 category would see GTI, St Stanislaus College and Marian Academy all coming out victorious. GTI topped President’s College 49-33. GTI’s Nathan Saul led all scorers with 17 points while Kerwin Griffith and Keon Marks both picked up 10 points. Kadeem Peterkin was President’s college top scorer with 8 points, Anton Fileen added 6 points and had 4 steals.
St Stanislaus would defeat Queen’s College (QC) 39-22 behind Travis Belgrave solid game with 15 points and 9 rebounds, Kadeem Bowen’s also contributed with 11 points while Anfernee Headecker’s scored 10 points. Omari Joseph scored 11 points for QC and Damani Thomas had 7 points and 6 rebounds.
Finally, Marian Academy defeated The Bishops’ High 32-27 with Jonathan Mangra leading all scorers with 11 points for Marian Academy. Timothy Thompson and Makhail Broomes both scored 7 points for Bishops’.
The Tournament is sponsored by Digicel, Edward B. Beharry and Company Ltd under the Champion Brand and Banks DIH LTD under the Powerade banner.