Apr 06, 2011 Sports
Dear Sports Editor,
As arguments continued amongst Caribbean Basketball fans, the million dollar question consistently asked is whether Surinamese sensation Muriel Pireau or Guyanese star Cindy (CJ) Johnson holds the record for the most points scored in a Caricom tournament.
For the records Pireau aggregated 154 Points from 6 matches during the (1988) Caricom Championship in Guyana which Suriname won.
She scored 30 pts vs Jamaica, 31 pts vs Aruba, 25 pts vs Barbados and 17 pts vs Trinidad and Tobago in the finals. Pireau also had 29 pts in Suriname win vs the All Star Team.
Technically Pireau aggregate should minus the All Star game (only the Five Championship games should count) which left leaves her with a aggregate of 125 pts from five games, an average of 25 pts per game.
Guyanese Cindy Johnson finished the (2000) championship in Barbados with 147 points from six matches but all the matches she contested were championship games. There was no All Stars game.
Johnson had 19 pts vs USV1, 13 pts vs Barbados, 30 pts vs Trinidad, 21 pts vs Jamaica 35 pts vs Bahamas and in the game to decide which team finished the tournament in the last position, she had 29 pts vs USV1.
Technically Johnson’s 147 points from six official Caricom games in the Barbados hosted (2000) tournament should rightfully stand as the record for the most points in a tournament and not Muriel Pireau 154 points in 1988.
If the 29 points she scored in the game Suriname vs the All Stars counted, could the Caribbean Basketball Federation confirm?
Ironically Cindy Johnson 35 points vs the Bahamas at the (2000) Championship in Barbados is only bettered by Jamaican Sharon Taylor 45 pts vs Bahamas in 1991 at the National Arena, Kingston Jamaica.
Antigua and Barbuda’s Robertine Williams 38 vs Aruba in 1988 at the National Sports Hall and Trinidadian Jacinthe Louis 37 Points vs Antigua and Barbuda also 1988 at the National Sports Hall are also hig scores.
Louis compatriot Sharon Bones Castanda also aggregated 115 points from five matches during the 1994 championship hosted by Guyana. She had a tournament high 33 vs Bahamas.
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