Providence Storm Basketball Holiday Classic heats up


Agape coach Stephan Johnson having a chat with chief statistician Rochelle Kemp.


Senior Sports Reporter


ALTHOUGH they are still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian, the Agape Academy Eagles are eager about the full return of sporting activities whether on the island of Abaco or here in the capital.

Not only are they bringing in teams to participate in basketball and volleyball tournaments, but Agape is also making the trip to New Providence to compete whenever the opportunity presents itself.

This week, the Eagles, under coach Stephan Johnson, are back in town for another appearance in the Providence Storm Basketball Club’s 2022 Holiday Classic at the CI Gibson Gymnasium.

While the Eagles’ senior boys dropped their second consecutive game, losing 25-21 to the undefeated Jordan Prince Williams Falcons, Johnson said he was encouraged by what he saw from his team.

“A lot of my kids have not had an opportunity to play in a tournament of this calibre, so shout out to coach Kevin Johnson and Providence Basketball Club for affording us the opportunity to come here and compete.

“We just try to practice as best as we can and to work on whatever we need to do whenever we get into a game situation. So we’re glad that both our junior boys and our senior boys get to compete.

“Our junior boys are looking very good, but our senior boys have lost two close games. I think we still have a chance to make the playoffs, but we have to win our next games we play.”

In their last game against the Falcons, coached by Ernest Saunders, Johnson said they showed a vast improvement since losing to Jordan Prince Williams by 15 points in a tournament they hosted in Abaco in October.

• Here’s a summary of some of the games played:

Jordan Prince Williams 25, Agape 21: Kamari Minns scored 12 points and Ellery Lockhart added eight as the Falcons flew past the Eagles. Anthony Mertil had 10 and DeShawn Smith five in the loss. Jordan Prince Williams led 12-7 at the half.

Queen’s College 32, Government High 16: Leo Burrows scored a game high 20 points to pace the Comets senior boys, who came from a 114-10 deficit at the half. Rasheed Brennen had five in the loss.

CC Sweeting 43, Teleos 35: Jamerolston Vil scored 14 points in the Cobras’ senior boys win.

Cedric Farrington had a game high 14 in the loss. CC Sweeting came from a 23-16 deficit at the half for the win.

CI Gibson B 31, St George’s 27: Prince Wheatley scored all of his 10 points in the second half and Carson Rolle, who had six in the period, finished with 10 as well as the Rattlers senior boys won.

DeVorne Rigby and Kevaro Russell both had six in the loss after they trailed 15-12 at the half.

Doris Johnson 41, St John’s College 29: Brendon Williams scored 15 points and Stephen Robinson came up with nine in the Mystic Marlin’s senior boys win after leading 16-12 at the half. Tallen Porter had 13 in a losing effort.

CV Bethel 26, Teleos 4: Terrell McCoy came up with 13 and Trinity Bodie added 11 as the Stingrays’ senior girls won. Keziah Butler and A’Zariah Anderson both had two in the loss.

CH Reeves 21, Nassau Christian Academy 3: Stanley Pratt scored six points and Kavashti Rahming added five for the Raptors as they both scored more than the Crusaders, who trailed 10-1 at the half. Rufus Johnson had a pair of points in the loss.

St John’s 31, DW Davis 27: Leonardo Rolle and Kymani Bowe had 12 and seven points respectively to lead a 1-2 punch for the Giants junior boys as they out-lasted the Royals, who trailed 19-13 at the half.

Darius Hanna had a game high 13 and Windisky Paul added six in the loss.

Jordan Prince Williams 20, Freedom Baptist 6: Antonio Knowles and Broc Glinton scored eight and seven points respectively for the Falcons in the junior boys division after they opened a 15-3 lead at the half.

Caleb Russell scored three points in the loss.

Agape 20, SC McPherson 16: Tayshawn Clarke scored 20 points, including seven in the second half as they rallied from a 9-5 deficit. Judah McIntosh added seven.

Tieano Ferguson had eight in a losing effort.

St Augustine’s College 27, Teleos 5: Antonicia Moultrie canned nine and Dior-Rae Scott chipped in with eight as the Big Red Machine senior girls rolled past the Cherubim in a late game on Wednesday.

Keziah Butler had five in the loss.

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