Carlton E Francis, CW Sawyer undefeated in mini basketball tournament

CARLTON E Francis and CW Sawyer finished undefeated in their five games played as the two days of the round robin segment of the New Providence Public Primary School Sports Association’s Mini Basketball Tournament closed out yesterday at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.

As they move on to the playoffs on Friday, Carlton E Francis, playing in recognition of this year’s honorary, the late coach Sherman Smith, who passed away in 2022, Carlton E Francis will take the top spot and will be joined by Albury Sayles, who finished at 4-1, for second spot.

CW Sawyer will come out of pool B with Palmdale Primary, who advanced with a 3-2 record, the same as Centreville.

However, Palmdale got the second spot by virtue of beating Centreville in their head-to-head match-up.

The top two teams will meet in their pool championships to determine their spots in the semi-finals, followed by the consolation third place and championship games.

  • Here’s the scores posted yesterday to determine the final positions:

Pool A - TG Glover def. Sadie Curtis 1-0; Carlton E Francis def. Garvin Tynes 25-6; Albury Sayles def. Sadie Curtis 2-1; Garvin Tynes def. Thelma Gibson 2-1; Carlton E. Francis def. TG Glover 22-5; Thelma Gibson def. TG Glover 9-5 and Carlton E. Francis def. Sadie Curtis 19-2.

Pool B – Uriah McPhee def. Eva Hilton 6-4; Centreville def. EP Roberts 6-1; CW Sawyer def. Palmdale 17-3; CW Sawyer def. Eva Hilton 8-2; Palmdale def. EP Roberts 13-5; Centreville def. Uriah McPhee 5-4; CW Sawyer def. EP Roberts 13-4 and Centreville def. Eva Hilton 5-0.

• Here’s the final standings at the end of the two days of regulation:

Pool A

Carlton E Francis 5-0

Albury Sayles 4-1

Garvin Tynes 3-2

Thelma Gibson 2-3

TG Glover 1-4

Sadie Curtis 0-5

Pool B

CW Sawyer 5-0

Palmdale 3-2

Centreville 3-2

Eva Hilton 2-3

EP Roberts 1-4

Uriah McPhee 1-4

Starting today at 9am, the boys competition will begin and wrap up on Thursday to determine the top teams to move on to the playoffs on Friday.

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