June 22, 2012
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THE top basketball teams in the country will meet this weekend to decide the overall titles of Bahamas Basketball Federation national champions.
THE two-time defending division II champions Breezes High Flyers and the Commonwealth Bank Giants, going for a repeat of the men’s title, are now in the driver’s seat of the New Providence Basketball Association’s best-of-seven championship series.
It is the matchup everybody anticipated as the pennant winners and the defending champions will all hook up in the New Providence Basketball Association’s best-of-seven championship series that starts tonight at the AF Adderley Gymnasium.
THE PJ Stingers and the Breezes High Flyers are both now one game away from returning to the New Providence Basketball Association’s championship series.
THE Commonwealth Bank Giants continued their undefeated season with another win over the University of the Bahamas Mingoes and their junior team, Your Essential Store Giants, also won over the Triple K Stampers.
IT may not be in the highly publicised NCAA men’s basketball tournament, but several Bahamian players will have an opportunity to extend their postseasons at the Division I level.
FOR the first time in several years, no Bahamian players heard their respective programme’s name called on “Selection Sunday” as the field for the men’s basketball NCAA Tournament was announced.
ABOUT a week away from “Selection Sunday”, Bahamians in NCAA Division I basketball concluded their regular seasons and preparare for conference tournament play while others had early exits from their respective tournaments.
Teleos Cherubims captured another Bahamas Scholastic Athletic Association senior girls’ basketball title, this time they did it in grand style.
A PERFECT regular season continued with a perfect run through the playoffs for the Holland College Hurricanes as their Bahamian pipeline led the way to their seventh consecutive Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association men’s basketball title.
WHILE the New Providence Basketball Association’s perennial men’s division one champions Commonwealth Bank Giants put the lid on a perfect regular season, their first year division II team Your Essential Store Giants clinched their pennant.
THE St Mary’s Huskies are still streaking while one Bahamian national team standout had her usual leading performance in the final home game of her collegiate career.
The Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools Sports Association will tip off sudden death basketball playoffs today featuring play in all four contested divisions at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.
Bahamians across NCAA Division I basketball had mixed results over the weekend, both in their personal production and in the win/loss column for their teams.
After a hard-fought season and the remaining semi-final completed over the weekend, the GSSSA moves into the championship series in all four divisions today at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.
THE New Providence Women’s Basketball Association is all set to hold its All-Star Classic at the DW Davis Gymnasium on Saturday.
THE Aliv Bucket and the Discount Distributors Rockets clinched the two victories in the New Providence Basketball Association double header at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Wednesday night.
A BUSY night on the New Providence Basketball Association schedule featured several blowout wins for division contenders.
THE Bahamas Scholastic Athletic Association continued its basketball regular season on Wednesday at the Hope Center on University Commons with a number of games played.
THE Government Secondary Schools Sports Association completed its basketball regular season on Wednesday and the playoffs are now all set to get started at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium on Monday.
CANADIAN colleges and universities continued with their second weekend of play out of the holiday break at both the U-Sports and Canadian Colleges Athletic Association levels.
THE New Providence Women’s Basketball Association’s top seeds were in action Tuesday night with the last undefeated team adding another win and the second place team attempting to keep pace.
THE University of the Bahamas Mingoes and Breezes High Flyers scored wins in New Providence Basketball Association play on Monday night.
GARRETH Edgecombe hit the final two baskets to enable the Temple Christian Suns to hold off the St Augustine’s College Big Red Machine in one of the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools’ marquee senior boys’ basketball games played so far this year.
FOLLOWING a break for the holidays, collegiate basketball resumed amongst Canadian colleges and universities with several Bahamians back on the court for their respective programmes.
THE Temple Christian Suns retained their mini boys and primary girls titles as the Freedom Baptist Academy’s sixth annual Majority Rule Basketball Tournament concluded over the weekend.
THE Breezes High Flyers flew past the Basden Elevators Elite 99-73 and the Caro Contractors Pirates routed the Fort Charlotte Defenders 82-60 as the New Providence Basketball Association continued its 2018/19 regular season action at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Wednesday night.
THE sixth annual Freedom Baptist Academy Majority Rule Day Basketball Tournament got started yesterday at the Anatol Rodgers Gymnasium with teams participating in the mini, primary and junior divisions for boys and girls.
IT wasn’t the type of performance that head coach Hattie Moxey anticipated, but she was delighted that her Jordan Prince Williams Falcons flew out of Kingsway Academy with a hard-fought win over the Saints.
THE Commonwealth Bank Giants, taking off from where they left before the Christmas break, was clicking on all cylinders as they routed the JD’s Seafood Shockers 95-65 at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Saturday night.
LAST year’s runners-up St George’s Jaguars and the defending GSSSA champions CC Sweeting Cobras are off to a fast start in the 2019 Providence Holiday Classic High School Basketball Tournament.
A STAPLE of the holiday season basketball schedule for senior boys’ programmes, the Providence Basketball Club is again providing an opportunity for teams to showcase their skills and get an early assessment of their clubs headed into the new year.
THE Aliv Buckets and the Commonwealth Bank Giants emerged victorious in the New Providence Basketball Association double header at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Wednesday night.
BAHAMIAN players are leading their respective programmes to national rankings at various levels of collegiate basketball in Canada.
THE New Providence Basketball Association hosted a triple header at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Saturday night.
THE Triple K Stampers and the Caro Contractors Pirates won the New Providence Basketball Association’s double header at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Wednesday night.The Stampers won the opener 96-85 over the Caro Contractors Titans, while the Pirates
SEVERAL 20-point performances highlighted the play from Bahamians over the weekend in NCAA Division I basketball.Charles Bain posted a career-high while Lashann Higgs and Travis Munnings exhibited the senior leadership their respective programmes exp
THE New Providence Basketball Association kicked off its 2018/19 season at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Wednesday night with the JD’s Seafood Shockers and the Your Essential Store Giants pulling off the double header.In the men’s division one feature
WITH this coming to the end of his four-year term in office as president, Eugene Horton said he’s pleased to see the New Providence Basketball Association heading in the right direction.From the time he took office, Horton said it was his intention t
The Bahamas women’s national basketball team suffered a 56-41 loss to the unbeaten Dominican Republic in the semifinal of the FIBA Caribbean Women’s Cup Championships on Wednesday night at the Anthony Nesty Sporthal in Paramaribo, Suriname. Point guard Valerie
AFTER losing to Cuba by 27 in their first game, the Bahamas women’s basketball national team took their frustration out on St Vincent and the Grenadines and won by 25 in game two of the FIBA Caribbean Women’s Cup on Tuesday.Team Bahamas, with a shift in the sta
COACH Wayde Watson said his team dug themselves a hole at the start of their first game against Cuba yesterday in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation’s FIBA Women’s Caribbean Cup - and the team wasn’t able to get back into the contest on the first day of competition in Paramaribo, Suriname.
THE 28-team field is down to two and the championship matchup in the 2018 Hugh Campbell Basketball Invitational will feature a familiar New Providence- Grand Bahama rivalry.
THE NPBA hosted its final double header before the league took a break from action as attention shifts to the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers and the Hugh Campbell Invitational.The JD’s Seafood Shockers (Division I) and the Aliv Bucket Team (Division II) t
DAY three of the Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic traditionally produced the first group of eliminations and the introduction of Family Island teams in the annual tournament as the field starts to dwindle headed into mid-term break for most schools.T
With the return of point guard Dominic Bridgewater in their line-up, the Anatol Rodgers Timberwolves feel as if they can shake off the disappointment of losing the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association’s senior boys championship title and w
COACH Mario Bowleg doesn’t just want to settle on his Cobras winning the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association senior boys’ basketball title. He wants to take another Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic championship crown back to CC Sweeting as well.
The final series matchups are all set in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools basketball championships.
IT took double overtime for the Leno Regulators to outscore the Caro Contractors Pirates 126-121 in Saturday night’s New Providence Basketball Association men’s division one feature contest at the AF Adderley Gymnasium. In the opener, the Rockets kno
THE GSSSA Basketball Senior Boys season continued last night at the AF Adderley Gymnasium, highlighted by a matchup of perennial title contenders. The CI Gibson Rattlers used a huge third quarter run to take control and sealed the game at the line l
A NEW slate of champions were crowned as the 32nd edition of the Father Marcian Peters Basketball Classic concluded last weekend.More than 40 teams spread across six divisions registered for the tournament that concluded on Saturday at the Kendal Isa
THE premier junior basketball tournament in the country returns this week. The Father Marcian Peters Basketball Classic is all set to host its 32nd edition at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium December 7-16.
THE Commonwealth Bank Giants were on the right end of a blowout and the PJ Stingers withstood a late charge to score wins in the New Providence Basketball Association on Saturday night.
Team Bahamas began the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers against one of the highest ranked team in the region and were overwhelmed by a stacked Canadian team on the road.
As promised, the New Providence Basketball Association brought home a number of pro basketball players and they spent the weekend trying to put all the pieces together before they announce today the men’s national team that will head to Canada on Wednesday.
With the selection process for the Bahamas Basketball Federation’s enior national team on the horizon, some of the island nation’s top players throughout the European circuit began their seasons on a high note.
AS teams head toward the FIBA World Cup and Olympic qualification, the Bahamas is one of 15 islands in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation to make the lastest edition of the rankings list. The Bahamas senior men’s national team was ranked No.59 i
THE Bahamas women’s national basketball team, with seven players returning from the CentroBasket championship team in the British Virgin Islands two years ago, are off to the 2017 CentroBasket Tournament. The team, coached once again by Yolett McPhe
The Junkanoo Jam traditionally features some of the top NCAA Division I women’s basketball programmes visiting the Bahamas during the Thanksgiving holiday and that trend looks to continue in 2017 as the new field was announced. This edition, hosted
FIVE local basketball standouts will be afforded the opportunity to compete at the historic Basketball Without Borders Camp next week, hosted by the The National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Bah
FIVE Bahamian players will get the opportunity to compete with some of the best young talent in the region when the National Basketball Association (NBA), International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Bahamas Basketball Federation (BBF) host the top
THE eighth edition of Ballin By Da Beach will feature two camps at one venue as the event takes on a new initiative in 2017.
THE Stingers Basketball Youth Association has reached a 10-year milestone as they prepare to host another annual edition of their summer basketball camp.As it progresses toward a decade, the organisation continues to expand under camp director Stephe
After a lengthy recruiting process, Dwight Coleby has reached a decision on the final destination in his NCAA basketball career. Coleby committed to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers as a graduate transfer and will become immediately eligible for t
THE basketball prospect showcase culture in the country continues to develop and International Basketball Academy Bahamas looks to become one of the leaders in the field as its event grows in stature.IBA Bahamas and Get Me Recruited (GMR) will host t
THE Bahamas’ Under-17 Men’s Basketball team is faced with a difficult draw with hopes to advance to the FIBA Tournament of Americas.The draw was released yesterday for the Men’s Centrobasket Under-17 Championship, which will be hosted in Santo Doming
THE Bahamas’ bid toward FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 Qualification will now follow a new path after the international governing body made adjustments to its tournament structure.
WHILE the Bahamas Basketball Federation crowned its men’s division 1 and II champions over the weekend in Abaco, the New Providence Women’s Basketball Association champions were disappointed once again as they were not included.
BASKETBALL Without Borders (BWB) Americas is coming to the Bahamas.
JUNIOR national team standout and GSSSA MVP Dominic Bridgewater delivered another MVP performance and earned himself a scholarship opportunity while leading his team to a tournament title.
THE Real Deal Shockers clinched their berth in the New Providence Basketball Association Division One Vince Ferguson final by routing the Rockets in game three of their best-of-three playoffs.
THE Commonwealth Bank Giants and Mr Ship It Freight Regulators are on a collision course for a big showdown in the John Archer Division of the New Providence Basketball Association’s 2017 postseason.
THE New Providence Basketball Association is all set to begin play in their best-of-5 semi-final playoffs tonight at the AF Adderley Gymnasium.
ESTABLISHING a new tradition in Bahamian high school basketball, the second edition of the national tournament looks to expand and will return to Grand Bahama.
THE Temple Christian Suns junior boys’ basketball team capped an undefeated season with a championship title.
IN a senior season where he looks to establish himself for the next level and have his Wagner Seahawks contend in the Northeastern Conference, Michael Carey continues to put up stellar numbers.
THE midseason winter break is over for Bahamian basketball players and their respective colleges in Canada and as play resumed they look to hold on to their national rankings in the second half.
THE New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season action over the weekend with games played at both the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium and the AF Adderley Gymnasium.
THE University of the Bahamas Caribs, coming off a 2-1 performance in the Sun Coast Men’s Basketball Classic last week, suffered their first loss of the New Providence Basketball Association regular season.
A SEASON of highlights continues for Shanea Armbrister as she takes on a larger role for the Georgia Lady Bulldogs women’s basketball team this season.
AFTER taking a break for the Christmas holiday, the New Providence Basketball Association resumed its 2016/17 season over the weekend at AF Adderley Gymnasium.
BAHAMIAN basketball players continue to post standout numbers on their respective circuits throughout professional leagues across Europe and the Middle East.
A PAIR of standout individual performances for Bahamian NCAA Division I basketball players at holiday tournaments over the weekend, however it failed to translate to wins for their teams.
AFTER scores of games played over the course of the week-long tournament, the 31st edition of the Father Marcian Peters basketball tournament closed out Saturday afternoon with a slate of new winners in each of the six divisions.
Day five of the 31st Father Marcian Peters Basketball Classic opened with one of the most closely contested games of the tournament thus far and from the youngest of the many divisions.
Division leaders in the New Providence Basketball Association maintained their leads with dominant wins Monday night to stake their claim as contenders early in the season.
Primary Boys St Cecilia’s – 20 def. Palmdale Primary - 0 Temple Christian – 20 def. Hillcrest - 0
The 31st Father Marcian Peters Basketball Classic moved into day three at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium yesterday as the girls’ division took centre stage.
THE New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season at AF Adderley Gymnasium over the weekend. A series of games were played.
HUNDREDS of student-athletes representing their respective schools began competition for national bragging rights in six respective divisions.
ROOSEVELT Whylly and Abel Joseph have led the Holland College Hurricanes men’s basketball programme to the top of the polls headed into the Winter Holiday break.
Backed by a dominant frontline, the Baylor Bears spoiled the homecoming celebration for Lourawls “Tum Tum” Nairn Jr and ended his team’s bid for a Battle 4 Atlantis title.
THE New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season action at AF Adderley Gymnasium on Wednesday night.
FOLLOWING a stellar collegiate career, Bahamian basketball player D’Shon Taylor makes the transition to the professional ranks this fall.
TREVONE Grant made his official debut with the Acadia Axemen basketball in the programme’s inaugural preseason tournament.
EVERY two to four years or following the World Championships and/or the Olympics Games, FIBA - the governing body for International Basketball - implements proposed major rule changes.
THE Bahamas Government Departmental Basketball Association continued its semi-final playoffs at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Monday night.
National basketball team stalwart Juraun “Kino” Burrows believes that the Bahamas is on the path for his sport’s first ever Olympic qualification in 2020.
THE Bahamas’ girls team picked up where the boys left off, winning their opening match in the 2016 Caribbean Basketball Confederation Under-16 Championships for Girls.
BASED on the historic performance of the junior men’s national team at the recent Caribbean Basketball Confederation Under-16 Championships, the future looks bright for the country’s national team programme.
FOR most of you, this is really your first NBA Draft.
A QUESTIONABLE travel call halted a late game run for Team Bahamas and they never recovered down the stretch en route to an opening round tournament loss.
THE draw has been set and the Bahamas Basketball Federation’s junior national teams now know the paths they will have to face if they wish to qualify further in regional competition.
THE Stingers Basketball Youth Association continues to expand its growth following a successful series of summer camps which have transitioned into a year-long programme.
THE best-of-three championship series for the Baptist Sports Council’s 2016 Basketball League is all set.
COACH John Todd Elite Basketball Academy will once again take three basketball teams - 13-and-under, 14-and-under and 15-and-under - to Orlando, Florida to play in a series of AAU Basketball Tournaments from July 15 to August 1.
THE Baptist Sports Council’s 2016 Basketball League playoff picture is set following the completion of the regular season on Saturday at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
A BUSY summer for the Bahamas Basketball Federation will include not only senior teams, but junior teams will also compete against the best in the region.
THE Baptist Sports Council will close its basketball league’s regular season on Saturday at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex.
THE top basketball teams in the country will meet this weekend to decide the overall title of national champions.
ADD another to the growing list of opportunities for young Bahamian basketball players to display their skillset.
MACEDONIA remains the only undefeated team left in the Baptist Sports Council’s 2016 Basketball Classic.
THE Darrell Sears Showcase continues to be a staple on the Bahamas’ basketball calendar and gains recognition by showcasing the best talent the country has to offer.
FOR the second consecutive game, the Mail Boat Cybots found a way to beat the Commonwealth Bank Giants as they took a 2-0 lead in the New Providence Basketball Association’s best-of-seven championship series. This time, the Mail Boat delivered the win from the free throw line.
IN meetings during the regular season, coach Wayde Watson and his Mail Boat Cybots couldn’t find a way to beat the Commonwealth Bank Giants. On Monday night, they finally got the monkey off their back as they sneaked the opener of the New Providence Basketball Association’s best-of-seven championship series.
THE last time they met two years ago, the Commonwealth Bank Giants came from a 3-0 deficit to post a four-game back door sweep over the Mail Boat Cybots to win the New Providence Basketball Association men’s title.
WHILE the Commonwealth Bank Giants continue their impressive winning streak by pushing the defending champions PJ Stingers on the brink of elimination, the Mr Ship It Freight Regulators are looking to make it to their first championship appearance in the New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA) postseason.
THE postseason accolades have begun to roll in for Bahamian basketball players at the NCAA Division I level.
WHILE the league leading Commonwealth Bank Giants swept their way into the second round of the New Providence Basketball Association’s best-of-three playoffs, the defending champions PJ Stingers will have to play a deciding game to determine their fate.
THE first ever National High School Basketball Championships featured some of the country’s top local players and one US- based recruiting service was on hand to evaluate the talent.
TOP seeds and recent title winners continued to roll with dominant performances on the opening day of the Bahamas National High School Basketball tournament.
WITH the season starting to wind down over the next two weeks, teams are jostling for the final playoff spots in the New Providence Basketball Association men’s division.
THE Bahamian pipeline continues to pay dividends for the Holland College basketball programmes as they have built a dynasty in the Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association.
THE local high school basketball season has a final championship title.
At the AF Adderley Gymnasium
WITH a change in venue from the AF Adderley Gymnasium to the DW Davis Gymnasium, the New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA) continued its regular season action on Wednesday night with Athletico Bahamas and the Mail Boat Cybots securing victories in the the double-header.
WITH a distinct Bahamian presence on both rosters, the Holland College Hurricanes basketball programmes have reached another major milestone as they prepare for a post-season run.
Shamar Burrows and Livingston Bromwell continue to make history for the Ridley College Tigers basketball programme in St Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
The Doris Johnson Mystic Marlins completed one half of the sweep in GSSSA basketball early yesterday evening with the crowning of their Senior Girls.
THE Mail Boat Cybots and Pyramid Food Rockets pulled off victories in the New Providence Basketball Association’s double header at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Saturday night.
THE BAISS girls basketball finals featured a repeat in the senior girls’ division and a new champion among junior girls.
THE New Providence Men’s Basketball Association continued its regular season at the AF Adderley Gymnasium over the weekend.
SAMUEL Dean made every big play the RM Bailey Pacers needed down the stretch to propel his team to a thrilling win in GSSSA senior boys’ basketball play.
IT’S still early in the season, but Mr Ship It Freight Regulators and Island Game Pros both won on Monday night to stay tied in first place in the Vince Ferguson Division of the New Providence Basketball Association.
THE Commonwealth Bank Giants, in their bid to regain their New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA) title that they relinquished to the PJ Stingers last year, have regained control of the early leaderboard with another impressive victory.
WE may still be months away from the NCAA basketball season, but several Bahamian players had the opportunity to travel with their programmes this summer as they prepare for the 2015-16 campaign.
THE junior men’s national basketball team ended the tournament with a pair of wins in the reclassification round, finished fifth at the FIBA Centrobasket Under-17 Championship for Men and will not advance to the 2016 Tournament of the Americas.
IN an effort to use sports as a tool to bridge the gap between constituencies, one corporate citizen will continue their partnership with the Royal Bahamas Police Force’s summer youth programme.
IT was the battle on the boards late in the game that ultimately undid the Bahamas’ chances to repeat as Caribbean Basketball Confederation champions.
THE latest chapter in the rivalry with Antigua and Barbuda went to the Bahamas as they continued their undefeated streak at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships.
THREE games and three blowout wins thus far for the Bahamas’ senior men’s national basketball team as they continue to dominate regional competition at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships.
MAKE it two in a row for the Bahamas men’s national basketball team at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation 2015 Men’s Championships.
DESPITE a relatively new supporting cast, the defending champions staked their claim as early favourites at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships.
FOLLOWING the disappointment of 2014, the Bahamas women’s national team will have an opportunity for a complete turnaround just a year later and will play the gold-medal game in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation championship tournament.
FORWARD Shanea Armbrister and guard Philicia Kelly combined for 39 points as the Bahamas women’s national team picked up their second straight victory at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships yesterday in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
WHAT a difference a year has made for our senior women’s national basketball team as they started the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships with a win over the same team that sent them to an opening-round loss in 2014.
THE Bahamas Basketball Federation is set to host its annual Summer of Thunder Exhibition beginning August 1 at the Kendal G L Isaacs Gymnasium.
Following her record-breaking season in the junior college ranks, another Bahamian national basketball team member will make the progression to an NCAA Division I programme this fall.
IT was all Grand Bahama’s show at the Bahamas Basketball Federation’s National Round Robin Basketball Championship series in Bimini over the weekend.
THE Bahamas has become a proving ground for elite NCAA division I programmes and that trend will continue with this year’s field in the Junkanoo Jam.
If the first two games of the series are any indication, we are set for a thrilling New Providence Basketball Association championship series that will come down to the wire.
THE PJ’s Stingers blew an engine, but they had enough reserve in the tank as they held off the Patron Regulators to take game one of the New Providence Basketball Association’s best-of-seven championship series at the AF Adderley Gymnasium last night.
EXCEPT for their sluggish start, coach James Price said he was pleased with the way his Real Deal Shockers played.
EVEN though he struggled in spurts, William ‘J R’ Rigby still managed to can a game high 30 points, including the game winning three-pointer with 3.1 seconds left on the clock.
THE TOP teams in the Bahamas Scholastic Sports Association (BSSA) - the smaller private schools in the country - have been squaring off this week in a battle for the coveted title of basketball champions.
THE New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season action on Tuesday night at the AF Adderley Gymnasium with the Y-Care Wreckers and the Mail Boat Cybots winning the double header.
AFTER posting their activities a week ago, the New Providence Basketball Association has confirmed that the Godfrey McQuay All-Star Classic is now set for Friday night at the AF Adderley Gymnasium with two additional events included in the package.
NOT a final four, but the final three teams remain standing to decide the 2015 title for the Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic.
HIALEAH, Florida — Sean ‘Bass’ Bastian, the assistant athletic director, said the College of the Bahamas men’s basketball team will only get better as a result of their participation in the Florida National University’s Basketball Classic over the weekend.
NAMED at the midseason mark as one of college basketball’s top prospects, Buddy Hield survived another round of cuts as the list of finalists for the prestigious award is dwindled down.
HIALEAH, Florida — Game two of the Florida National University’s Basketball Classic at the Bucky Dent Gymnasium was a complete turn around for the College of the Bahamas men’s basketball team.
The Giants overcame a 10-point fourth quarter deficit to defeat the Queen’s College Comets 44-43 and sweep the best-of-three series.
THE St Augustine’s College Big Red Machine plowed through the competition en route to an undefeated season and the BAISS senior girls’ basketball title.
THE excitement is expected to continue at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium today with the second game in all four divisions in the Bahamas Association of Independent Secondary Schools’ best-of-three championships.
DAWN Dean canned the biggest shot of the game as the St Augustine’s College Big Red Machine’s senior girls basketball team avoided suffering their first loss in three years as they held off the Jordan Prince Williams Falcons for a 25-23 victory.
THE Bommer Gee Lady Operators and the Super Value Cybots Queens pulled off the New Providence Women’s Basketball Association’s double header at the DW Davis Gymnasium on Saturday.
THE excitement is starting to brew for the 32nd version of the prestigious Hugh Campbell basketball tournament for senior boys.
THE junior boys made it back-to-back wins for the HO Nash Lions yesterday as they extended their GSSSA basketball championship series to force a third and deciding game.
IN game one of the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association basketball championship series, each of the pennant winners took early series leads, with blowouts in girls’ play and a pair of close finishes in the boys’ divisions.
THE finale of the Government Secondary School Sports Association basketball season will be aired live on national television for the fifth consecutive year, thanks to a partnership between government and corporate entities.
THE New Providence Basketball Association, preparing for its crossover interaction with the New Providence Women’s Basketball Association on Saturday night since their separation in 2003, continued its regular season at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Monday night.
WILLIAM ‘JR’ Rigby, in another Most Valuable Player performance, pumped in a game high 42 points to lead the Real Deal Shockers to a 87-74 victory over the Commonwealth Bank Giants.
THE New Providence Women’s Basketball Association completed the first week of its regular season at the DW Davis Gymnasium Saturday night with last year’s runners-up Bommer Gee Lady Operators winning their first game.
IT was shooting for Bahamian players virtually across the board in NCAA Division I basketball play this weekend with career high numbers and record-setting performances in their respective divisions.
PHILICIA Kelly had one memorable outing for the Career Builders Lady Cheetahs and the Johnson’s Lady Truckers had one weapon too many to stop as the two teams came up big on the New Providence Women’s Basketball Association’s (NPWBA) opening night.
CONFERENCE play continued to heat up in men’s NCAA division basketball and two Bahamian players were able to post career numbers, despite coming in a losing effort for their teams.
THE Island Luck Pros were in full force, but they were pushed to the limit by the depleted Mail Boat Cybots as the New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Saturday night.
THE biggest fan-base at the Battle 4 Atlantis also has be the most disappointed fan-base at the moment after they witnessed their beloved Tar Heels fall in the tournament opener yesterday at the Imperial Arena.
FOLLOWING the latest edition of the Associated Press rankings for the NCAA men’s basketball season, the fourth edition of the Battle 4 Atlantis (B4A) is expected to field yet another powerful field.
WHILE the Mail Boat Cybots pulled off a rout, the Y-Care Wreckers had to go right down to the wire before they prevailed in the New Providence Basketball Association’s double header at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Monday night.
THE New Providence Basketball Association’s season got in full swing with its first double header of the season at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Monday night.
IT IS set to be a special year for junior guard Buddy Hield as he seeks to lead the Oklahoma Sooners back to the NCAA tournament.
SOME of the most prominent names in Bahamian basketball are adjusting well to their new surroundings in their respective leagues.
WITH the stage set for the 2014 Battle 4 Atlantis, this year’s event will include eight of the top NCAA men’s basketball programmes and for the first time Bahamian players on the floor which should lead to one of the most successful editions to date.
A PAIR of Bahamian basketball players are being rewarded for their efforts in the classrom during the last NCAA academic season.
FOR the Bahamas men’s national basketball team, the path towards an historic berth at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games continues this weekend with the next level of regional qualification.
IT certainly wasn’t the type of start that head coach Quentin ‘Three Ounce’ Hall envisioned for his national team in the FIBA CentroBasket Under-16 Championships at the Arena Roberto Duran in Panama City, Panama.
DESPITE the disappointment of not qualifying for the medal round at the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships, the Bahamas women’s national team regrouped to finish strong at the tournament.
BAHAMIAN forward Jamaal Douglas has secured a professional basketball contract to play for Club Atletico Marne Montevideo (Metropolitan).
WHILE coach Yolett McPhee-McCuin will be returning home next weekend to complete the 12-member list for the women’s team to the Central Basketball Championships, the Bahamas Basketball Federation has decided that it will be more feasible to send the 19 players off to Colorado where coach Larry Eustachy is stationed before their final selection is made.
THE Bahamas Basketball Federation’s Summer of Thunder will get bigger and louder when the sixth annual version is held from August 2-25 at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium.
AFTER the second tryout over the weekend, the women’s national team has been reduced to 15 with the final 12-member cut expected to be made during the training camp over the weekend of June 23, leading into the two weeks before they travel to the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Tournament in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.
THE Bahamas Basketball Federation is on its way to its first competition under a revamped national team programme and its coaching staff.
BASKETBALL is in a state of despair in the Bahamas, a problem that can only be rectified by addressing the sport at the developmental level, according to nationally renowned head coach Gladstone “Moon” McPhee.
BASKETBALL is a year round sport and one of the most iconic coaches in the Bahamas intends to ensure competition remains at a high level during the summer months.
A REVAMPED coaching staff for the Bahamas Basketball Federation’s national team programme, headlined by Division I NCAA coaches, has created an increased level of optimism as teams head into international competition this summer.
BEFORE the attention shifts to international play this summer, the battle for local basketball supremacy and the bragging rights of national champions will be decided when the Bahamas Basketball Federation hosts its marquee event.
WHEN the Baptist Sports Council resumes its 2014 Basketball League postseason play tonight at the DW Davis Gymnasium, two teams will be vying for a chance to get into the men’s championship series.
THE Baptist Sports Council’s 2014 Basketball Classic is now down to the final four teams in the men’s division. Still alive at the completion of the best-of-three first round playoffs are respective pennant winners Macedonia and Men of Vision, along with the Hope Centre and the Eagles Nest.
Jeffery Henfield said the Commonwealth Bank Giants were not yet ready to end their postseason in the New Providence Basketball Association.
JEREMY Hutchinson and Gamaliel Rose provided a 1-2 punch as the twin towers helped the Commonwealth Bank Giants stave off elimination against the defending champions Mail Boat Cybots on Saturday night.
COACH Wadye Watson said it’s always important to set the tune in a championship series by winning the opening game.
FOR the seventh consecutive year, girls’ teams from the primary to senior high schools will get a chance to compete in the Patti Johnson High School Basketball Tournament, which is now in its seventh year of existence.
The Cybots defeated the Commonwealth Bank Giants 100-93 last night in game one of the 2014 New Providence Basketball Association best-of-seven championship series at the AF Adderley Gym.
THE 2014 New Providence Basketball Association will again be decided between a pair of familiar foes, perennial contenders and the last two league champions.
THE New Providence Women’s Basketball Association (NPWBA) playoffs tipped off play in their semifinal round at the DW Davis Gymnasium Tuesday night.
WITH the Bahamas’ first ever scouting basketball showcase of its kind for elite junior players on tap for this summer, the selection committee continues to thoroughly vet the candidates for this summer’s invite-only camp.
THE 32nd Hugh Campbell title game will be decided between two New Providence-based schools and a rematch of the 2014 GSSSA championship series.
JUST days after claiming the GSSSA title, the CI Gibson Rattlers struck first in the 32nd Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic with a tournament opening win.
THE 32nd Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic closed out day one of competition at the AF Adderley Gym Monday night with Noble Preparatory Academy making their debut with a 58-24 rout over the Charles W Saunders Cougars.
THIS is our March (or mid-February) Madness. It is far from our most popular sport, doesn’t have the international profile of track and field, doesn’t earn as much scholarships for student athletes as baseball, yet it’s hard to find another sport that engages young Bahamians the way basketball does.
SAINTS head coach Randy Cunningham said he is in the midst of building a junior girls programme set to dominate high school basketball for the next five seasons and if last night’s playoff game was any indicator, the Saints are well on their way to achieving that goal.
UNDEFEATED in the regular season, the Queen’s College Comets, a perennial powerhouse in recent years in the league’s Junior Boys basketball division, cemented their status as favourites to claim another title.
Junior basketball players in the Bahamas have been put on notice and Bahamas Basketball Federation executives are encouraging them to prepare for a possible life-altering opportunity this summer.
IN the lone game played in the New Providence Women’s Basketball Association last night, the defending champions kept pace in the standings and and are now just a game behind first place.
THE New Providence Amateur Basketball Association resumed play Monday night at the DW Davis Gymnasium following the holiday season.
Providence Basketball Club’s annual Holiday Classic tournament for senior boys basketball teams is growing by leaps and bounds as more Family Islanders are coming to town to stay active over the Christmas break.
WHILE the match-up between high scoring wing players Michael Bain and Lenny Oscar drew the focus, the Commonwealth Bank Giants’ supporting cast with five players in double figures led to the 6-0 start to the season.
The New Providence Basketball Association continued league play with a double header at the AF Adderley Gym Monday night.
A FULL slate of NCAA Division I basketball games will be in play during Thanksgiving weekend in the Bahamas, not just on the men’s side in the capital, but also at a women’s tournament in Grand Bahama.
THE Real Deal Shockers routed the Defence Force Marines 117-91 and the Commonwealth Bank Giants knocked off the Pyramid Food Rockets 100-88 on Wednesday night as the New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season at the AF Adderley Gym. Here’s a summary of the double header:
Early in the season, both New Providence Women’s Basketball Association powerhouses appear on a collision course for a rematch of last year’s championship series.
BAHAMIAN female basketball players at the collegiate level have had an immediate impact with their respective clubs, winning a series of early season accolades.
THE journey to the 2014 NCAA basketball tournament began in earnest this weekend, and a number of Bahamian players saw significant action in the season debuts for their respective Division I schools.
LOCAL basketball in New Providence is expected to be in full swing this weekend as the New Providence Basketball Association is slated to tip off its 2013-14 campaign, joining the New Providence Women’s Basketball Association which opened last weekend.
WHILE anticipation builds for next month’s Battle 4 Atlantis NCAA basketball tournament, buzz is already being created by the prospective lineup for the 2014 edition.
SOMETIMES the stars align perfectly.
SITTING on the sidelines for the 2012-13 NCAA season, Kadeem Coleby watched his Wichita State Shockers nearly complete a storybook ending to their season when they reached the NCAA Final Four.
THE Bahamas Basketball Federation’s ‘Summer of Thunder’ is just over three weeks in and local teams have already achieved unprecedented success, with three wins in the summer-long series against top tier NCAA Division I teams.
DESPITE a single loss to Puerto Rico, the Bahamas was relegated to the fifth place game in the 2013 Men’s Under-17 Centrobasket Championships.
THE Bahamas Government Departmental Basketball Association moved into the second week of its 2013 season with a pair of expected contenders moving to 2-0 at the DW Davis Gymnasium on Wednesday night.
FOR the fourth consecutive year, one of the Bahamas’ rising stars in the coaching ranks of women’s basketball is all set to stage her clinic, which continues to grow in popularity and stature with each edition.
SEBASTIAN Gray was the only player to score in double figures for the Bahamas, but it wasn’t enough to stop the United States of America in their 69-point massacre on day three of the 2013 FIBA Americas Under-16 Boys Basketball Tournament.
Before they left, the Bahamas Basketball Federation knew that if there was one disadvantage for their national boys’ team, it was their size.
THE Ministry of Youth Sports and Culture announced that its annual Summer Employment Programme will run from Monday, July 1 to Friday, July 26 this year.
A BIG WIN for the Kansas Jayhawks turned into a big win for the Battle 4 Atlantis and for the Bahamas as the island-nation will be one of the first to see one of the most sought after recruits in college basketball history in the 2013-14 season.
THE Jackson State Tigers and its trio of Bahamian players now know the destination where their post-season Cinderella story will begin, in Louisiana as they take on a powerhouse of the Southeastern Conference.
WITH less than a month to go before they travel, the Bahamas Basketball Federation is still scrambling to put together the puzzle for the boys under-16 national team that will compete at the FIBA Tournament of Americas.
ALL three pennant winners will have the opportunity to finish off the Baptist Sports Council’s 2013 basketball season as double champions when the best-of-three finals gets underway at the Baillou Hills Sporting Complex this weekend.
WITH the regular season complete, the Baptist Sports Council will now gear up for its postseason.
THE 2013 Battle 4 Atlantis tournament field has finally rounded out with the announcement of the eighth team to compete in the Thanksgiving weekend tournament.
The Providence Basketball Club’s 4th annual Phil Smith Primary School Basketball Challenge has gotten off to a great start and tournament director Kevin ‘KJ’ Johnson said he has been very pleased with the high level of competition exhibited by the teams after the first two days.
COUNT it 10 straight for the CR Walker Knights as they were crowned the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association’s track and field champions again.
AS stipulated by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, the CI Gibson Rattlers and the CC Sweeting Cobras were denied the opportunity to participate in the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association’s basketball postseason, thus being denied a chance to play for another senior boys title this week.
The Government Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSA) continued its senior basketball season at the DW Davis Gym yesterday.
IT’S one thing to want to play basketball. It’s another thing to want to get a college education.
A COLLABORATION between the country’s longest summer basketball programme and the Pinewood community proved to be a resounding success in its inaugural effort, highlighted by an appearance from three time NBA champion Rick Fox.
IN their new surroundings as freshmen or transfers to major Division I NCAA basketball programmes, Bahamian players have made an immediate impact with their respective schools.
WITH this being the yuletide season, long-time women’s basketball coach Patricia ‘Patti’ Johnson is calling on more players who have benefited from the sport to give back to help those following in their footsteps.
TEAMS participating in the 28th Father Marcian Peters Invitational Basketball Tournament will have a new format to compete in when the week-long event for primary and junior boys and girls as well as intermediate boys and senior girls gets underway at the Kendal Isaacs Gym today.
COACH Sherman Smith has the Carlton E Francis boys and girls primary school basketball teams on a roll.
THE Commonwealth Bank Giants proved why they are the defending New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA) champions as they pulled off their biggest challenge so far this year by defeating the Royal Bahamas Police Force Crimestoppers 113-94 at CI Gibson Gym Monday night.
THE pennant winning Our Lady’s Blue Flames rode the high scoring duo of their versatile bigs all the way to a game one win in the Catholic Primary Schools Basketball Championship series.
WHENEVER the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association resumes its senior boys basketball season in the new year, they will have to do it with both powerhouses – CI Gibson Rattlers and CC Sweeting Cobras – on the sidelines.
The New Providence Association of High Schools Principals (NPAHSP) is expected to suspend both the CC Sweeting Cobras and the CI Gibson Rattlers senior boys basketball teams for the remainder of the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association for their part in the melee that disrupted the start of the season at the DW Davis Gym last week Monday.
WITH their school getting ready to close down for good in June, the St Bede’s Crushers were hoping to at least get into the Catholic Diocesan Primary Schools basketball playoffs.
THE Ministry of Education has announced an investigation into the all-out brawl that broke out during a basketball game between CC Sweeting and CI Gibson senior high school students.
AN all-out brawl broke out between players, coaches and fans on the court in the DW Davis Gymnasium on Monday as the Government Secondary Schools Sports Association kicked off its 2012 senior boys basketball season.
LAST year’s runners-up Bommer G Lady Angels say they are coming back for some “unfinished business,” but the Three J’s Lady Cheetahs are reminding them that they are the two-time defending champions of the New Providence Women’s Basketball Association.
WHILE the NBA garners much of the basketball attention during the fall, Bahamian basketball players all over the European and Asian circuits are making an immediate impact on their respective clubs.
WHEN Najee Winder went down with an injury, coach Nekeno ‘Keno’ Demeritte knew he needed somebody else to step up and take over the game for his Temple Christian Academy Suns primary boys basketball team.
THE Temple Christian Suns’ third annual Gold Trading Primary Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament will wind down today at the Temple Christian Academy Gymnasium.
THE Police Crimestoppers and the Woodside Petroleum Conquerors both pulled off victories Tuesday night as the New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season at CI Gibson Gym.
TEMPLE Christian kicked off its third annual Bahamas Gold Trading Primary Schools Basketball Tournament at its gymnasium with four exciting games played yesterday.
NINE boys and six girls teams have already confirmed their participation in the third annual Bahamas Gold Trading and Temple Christian Academy Primary Schools Basketball Tournament.
Condolences continue to pour in for one of the iconic figures in Bahamian basketball whose impact continues to resonate after his passing.
STILL a year away from competition, the Bahamas’ junior national team now knows its destination for the 2013 FIBA Americas U-16 Championship For Men.
Dubbed the “future of the Bahamas Basketball Federation” and its national team development, the BBF will field one of its youngest men’s national teams in recent years, as they prepare for competition against several regional powerhouses.
THE STREET Legends Basketball organisation has some noble but lofty goals for 2012.
EACH summer, the Jeff Rodgers basketball camp has a number of landmark days including its opening, visits from NBA superstars and the heralded “Fun Night.” However, camp director Jeff Rodgers expects yesterday’s new initiative to become its most popular.
WITH summer basketball camps around the country in full swing, one of the few camps dedicated to female players opened yesterday for its highly anticipated third edition.
PASTOR Carlos Reid and his Hope Center and Youth Against Violence is eager to get the 17th annual Nelson Cooper Peace on da Streets Basketball Classic underway.
IN the near future, the Frank Rutherford - Elite Bahamian Education Programme plans to get underway in San Salvador with a training/assessment camp for football and basketball players on the islan
MITCH Johnson had a monster game on Friday at the Jose Miguel Agrelot Coloseum in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico to get the Bahamas men's national basketball team back on track, but it came a little too late to get through to the playoffs of the CentroBasket Championships.