Gatorade / Pepsi Sonics B/ball double-header on tonight at Burnham Court
After an expanded absence of structured basketball, fans who love the sport will be able to rekindle that affection when the Gatorade-sponsored Pepsi Sonics organized ‘Refresh Your Game’ First and Third Divisions Tournaments, which is being run simultaneously bounces off today with a double header at the Burnham Court on Middle and Carmichael Streets.
Pepsi Sonics, one of the leading clubs locally has organised the event with the aim of preserving enthusiasm within the sport after a lack of activities had left many players disillusioned and obviously irked with the poor performance of officials.
President of the Club Merle Chalmers-Casey speaking with this newspaper some while ago had articulated the need for the restoration of basketball at all levels including both male and female categories, while the poor standard of facilities apart from the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall had forced the cancellation of many tournaments in the past.
Chalmers-Casey had disclosed that Pepsi Sonics like so many of the other clubs were deeply concerned about the current situation in relation to basketball in the country, and was therefore taking the initiative to begin the process of re-energising basketball and returning it to its rightful status as being among the mainstream sports on the national agenda.
In the opening game which starts at 19:00 hrs, Pacesetters take on Republic Nets and that will be followed by the feature clash between Dyna Ravens and Guardians from 21:00 hrs.