By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
“MISSED, but not forgotten” is the theme that coach Terrance ‘Red-Eye’ McSweeney is using for the third annual basketball tournament for girls as the Diamond Basketball development programme honours the late Jonique ‘Mini’ Webb.
McSweeney, the founder and director of the Diamond Basketball Development Programme, will hold the memorial basketball tournament for Webb, who died on January 19, 2020.
The tournament, according to McSweeney, is being staged during the month of Webb’s birthday - May 10, 1989.
But instead of being staged at the Hope Center, McSweeney said they will be moving to the Charles W Saunders High School on Jean Street.
“This is an opportunity for young girls who are still in school, who came through the Diamond Basketball Development Programme,” McSweeney said.
“Jonique passed away on January 19, 2020 and ever since, we have been putting on the basketball tournament around her birthday,” he added.
McSweeney is calling for all aspiring, young female basketball players from grade five in the primary school to grade 11 in the high school to come out and participate in the free for all basketball camp that will run from 9am to noon.
“We want to continue to honour one of our very own, the late Jonique ‘Mini’ Webb,” McSweeney said.
“This is a small token of our appreciation of her involvement in the programme over the years. “From as early as 1995 up until she graduated from Jordan Prince Williams in 2006, she has been a part of our programme and she continued to support her even after she graduated.”
Webb was a versatile player who participated in basketball, softball, volleyball and track and field during her tenure at Jordan Prince Williams where she was listed as one of the top athletes to represent the Falcons. She also served as a secretary for the Baptist Sports Council.