One win, one loss for Guyana at Islamic Solidarity Games
…Local contingent to face off against Maldives and Iran today
The Guyana Men’s 3×3 National Basketball Team began their campaign to earn gold at the 5th Islamic Solidarity Games in Konya, Turkey on Sunday, August 14th, 2022 with a loss to Uganda and a win against Mauritania on the opening day.
Playing against Mauritania, they managed to scrape an 18-17 win, with Nikkoloi Smith leading team Guyana to its first win with 8 points, while team captain Stanton Rose and Harold Adams added 5 points each.
Guyana lost the game against Uganda 15-18. Team captain Stanton Rose led all scores with 8 points, while Harold Adams added 4 points, Nikkoloi Smith added 2 points, and Travis Belgrave contributed one point.
The Guyanese are now placed at third on the table in Pool B. Of the two games, they have averaged 16.5 points per game, having scored 33 points in their two games.
Guyana will be hoping to win their remaining games today against Iran and Maldives to qualify, as the top two teams of each group would advance to the quarterfinals, while the third-place team of each group would play for 9th–12th places. The bottom two (2) teams of each group would be classified based on wins, head-to-head records, and points scored for 13th–20th places.
Team Guyana would comprise Stanton Rose Jr., Nikkoloi Smith, Harold Adams and Travis Belgrave. The 3×3 coordinator joining the team is Junior Hercules.