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NEWS FLASH Saltus are 2014 BBYF Sr Boys Champs
Saltus Grammar School Senior Boys became the Senior Boys Champions in the 2014 Inaugural Bermuda Basketball Youth Federation (BBYF) Tournament. They survived the Berkely Institute home court advantage with an attacking offense and timely defensive stops in the final minutes of the game. Jason Gonsalves was named Most Valuable Player while Liam Evans and Shannon Thomas were named to the All-Tourney team.
Standing: Alex Fox (Capt) Jason Gonsalves, Shannon Thomas, Keenan Smith, Coach Trott
Kneeling: Joshua Liyanage (Capt) Liam Evans and Jalen Martin
Missing: Jake Fisher & Mark Chen
NEWS FLASH 2014 Montreal Tour a Success!
The Bermuda Select Under-14 Girls Basketball team continued their winning streak with 2 straight wins in the DJ Sports Club Round Robin Tournament. In Game 1, they played against host, DJ Sports Club. Bermuda was reminded of the physical play they would encounter, and they stepped up to the challenge. It didn't always result in positive results, but it was good to see that none of the players backed down. The first half was low scoring, but with some lineup changes and adjustments defensively, Bermuda were able to come out on top with a 34-22 win. Player of the Game was Demiqua Daniels, with honorable mentions going to Inshan-nae Smith & Nya Heyliger.Game 2 was against AGBU which was quite physical, resulting in injuries to both teams. Both teams played hard, but Bermuda, throughout the whole game, was able to create offense from its pressure defense. This resulted in a 36-19 win.The Bermuda High scorers were Demiqua Daniels, Emily Hellam & Zariah Amory all with 10 points. The Bermuda players of the game were Emily Hellam for her offensive explosion and Ember Butterfield for her defensive tenacity.The final game tested the team's mental and physical toughness. One, they had never played 3 games in one day before, and two, they went up against Sun Youth, the best overall team (in terms of talent) in the tournament. Bermuda actually took an early lead in the game, but Sun Youth made a defensive adjustment and Bermuda was unable to counter, thus ending its winning streak with a 34 - 20 loss. Jade Stewart was named Player of the Game.
The girls came away with a second place finish in the tournament (2-1) and 3-3 overall for the tour.
NEWS FLASH The Basketball Academy for Girls (Wk 1)
The Basketball Academy for Girls began on Friday, September 19 pm at the Berkeley Institute gymnasium. Following player registration and introduction of Instructors, the Academy started off with some dynamic warmup/stretching and kicked right in with Defense led by Instructor Erica Woods. Following a water break, players were divided into 3 groups by age and skill level and participated in passing/catching station and 2 ball-handling stations. Following a light scrimmage, the session finished up question/answers and Jazae Smith (pictured) was voted Player of the Day by the Instructors for her hustle and attentiveness. GREAT JOB JAZAE!!! Keep up the good work!
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Sept 19, 2014
NEWS FLASH Academy Girls win "Team Spirit" Award
The Basketball Academy for Girls participated in the Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Fun Walk on Monday, October 27. Through their efforts, they were able to raise a total of $580. For that, the Breast Cancer and Health Centre were invited to a reception put on by the Breast Cancer & Health Center and presented with the ‘Team Spirit Award’ for being one of the top fundraising groups.
Apr 7, 2015
NEWS FLASH Basketball Academy ends on a good note
The Basketball Academy for Girls for 2014 came to an end after 9 weeks of skill development. Despite setbacks caused by Hurricanes Fay and Gonzalo, the Academy was able to make the necessary adjustments. The last 2 weeks of the Academy were dedicated to junior and senior competitons. Our students competed in ball handling, spot shooting, free throws and an obstacle course which combined ball handling, passing and shooting all in one. Erin Cardoso was voted Most Improved Student, Kaylee Lema was voted Best Junior Student and Sakari Famous was voted Best Senior Student. Tryouts will be held in the ensuing weeks and a Select Team will be chosen for the 2015 Montreal Tour in April.
Nov 19, 2014
Nov 21, 2014
NEWS FLASH Montreal 2015 a Success!
The Basketball Academy for Girls 2015 Montreal Tour was considered a resounding success as the team finished with a surprising 6-1 record. They went 3-1 against high school teams and 3-0 against club teams. Fortunately, out of the 4 high school games, 2 games allowed us to give our younger players more opportunities to show what they could do on the court. And while there were some players who didn't use the opportunity to shine, there were others who did. All in all, there was not one player who would say that they didn't get sufficient time to prove their worth to the coaching staff. During weekend tournament play, we competed against Brookwood, Centennial and MDJ LaSalle. Great contributions were received throughtout the tournament from Demiqua Daniels, SiYaunne Hall and Anna Gilliatt.