Linden Technical Institute, New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary clinch wins
As part of its goal to develop the basketball fraternity, the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) rejuvenated the National Gymnasium on Sunday, as they commenced the two-in-one tournament with The Tertiary Knockout and the 11th edition of the Titan Bowl, showcasing the best of high school basketball
Co-Director of Youth Basketball Guyana, Chris Bowman in an exclusive interview emphasised on the importance of this tournament to schools’ assessment of athletes .
“The Tournament is completing our calendar-year scheduled programme. YBG this year while we are known for the National School Basketball Championship in all these different age groups, that alone is not enough for student-athletes ‘development, so our programme is as such.
We have programmes to start the year, we have the major tournament in the middle of the year and at the end of the year we have the title and in this case a double tournament, which allow schools to really asses to see where they are since the festival, since schools would have lost resources: players would have graduated and new players would have been transitioned to Form 5 so it gives schools a lot shifting come September,” he said.
In the first game, Linden Technical Institute (LTI) started their campaign on high, securing a massive victory over Mahaicony Technical Institute (MTI) in sensational fashion, with the scoreline reading 27-17.
The LTI outfit was prolific in the first and second quarters, to lead the game, swishing the majority of their attempts at the basket to attain 13 points while with their tight defence, they managed to settle the MTI side for just eight points,
The second half of the game was a bit monumental for the MTI side with 17 points. Still, the LTI were not going home without a fight, attaining a massive 27 points to adjourn the game and secure their inaugural victory.
Despite missing a few baskets in the game, New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary managed to show their exhilarating action to secure a slight victory over Lower Corentyne Secondary School with the scoreline reading 27-26.
In the first half, New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary showed their dominance as they conquered this half with their side scoring a massive 17 points while the opposing team did not give a fight as they only managed to score four points.
The second half of the game saw New Amsterdam Multilateral Secondary once again showing their dominance with their total score at the end of the game reading 27 while Lower Corentyne Secondary just missed out School with 26 points.