By Calvin Chapman in Suriname in association with
Bounty Farm, Mohamed’s Enterprise and Hopkinson Mining
Intent on avenging the women’s disappointing run, Guyana’s National men’s team began their Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Championship campaign with massive 29-point win over Grenada at the Anthony Nesty Sporthal in Paramaribo, Suriname, last night.
Seventeen-year-old Kevon Wiggins (18 points) and 30-year-old Shaine Webster (16 points) led Guyana’s charge against their fellow Caricom nation.
Shaine Webster, who has been the most consistent player locally for the past three years, turned in a stellar performance in the win for the Golden Arrowhead, grabbing eight rebounds while the overseas based, Berbice prodigy, Wiggins, netted five three-pointers in his game leading performance.
In the lead up to the tournament, the Guyanese were oozing confidence and more so after their amazing come from behind three-match series victory against Barbados during their preparations and this commanding victory over the tiny Caribbean island definitely boosted team morale.
Following the game, Webster stated to Kaieteur Sport that he was pleased with not only his and Wiggins’ performances but the entire team’s play. Skipper Stanton Rose netted 11 points while Travis Burnett and Ray Victor scored eight. Guyana’s Power Forward Anthony Moe had a disappointing game offensively, scoring two from an attempted 13 field goals but the man-mountain made it up defensively with a game-high 13 blocks.
Jehu La Feuillee and Anthony Williams scored 13 points each to be the standout players for the losers.
In addition to pursuing their first CBC men’s title, Guyana will be gunning a berth at the FIBA Americas next round of qualification. Guyana are in Group A with Suriname, Saint Lucia, Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines; while Group B comprises of Barbados, Bermuda, Antigua & Barbuda, Haiti and Montserrat.
Guyana will play St. Vincent and the Grenadines in their second group game tonight at 18:45hrs at the same venue.
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