Defending champs suffer first defeat

Defending national champions Marian Academy suffered their first loss of the tourney going down to St. Rose’s High 33-34 in their U19 fixture when the Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) Conference Championships continued on Saturday.

Played at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Homestretch Avenue, dominant scorer Nathan Saul continued his tournament shooting form as he netted a game-high 18 points in the win for the Church Street unit. Liam Fraites led the Carifesta Avenue institution with nine points while Judah Stephney registered figures of eight points and eight rebounds in the loss.

Continuing in the same division, President’s College (PC) defeated Plaisance Academy by a 57-45 margin in their East Coast Conference fixture. Shakeel Garnett led the way for the winners with a game-high 21 points and two rebounds.

Supporting in the win with 15 points was Shaquille Adonis. Leading the scoring for losers with 12 points and nine rebounds was Kelvin Yorrick. He was assisted by Terrence Daniels who netted 12 points.

In the final fixture of the division, Bishops’ High edged the University of Guyana 35-33 in their Georgetown conference showdown. Marvin Durant and Daniel Haynes led the Carmichael Street unit with 12 and 11 points respectively.

They were assisted by Timothy Thompson who recorded figures of six points and 13 rebounds. Netting a game high 15 points and grabbing seven rebounds in the hard-fought loss was Lashawn Hooper.

In the U16 division, St. Rose’s High blew-out Plaisance Academy by a 39-16 score line in their cross divisional fixture. Nathan Saul once again led the way for the winners, netting 16 points and collecting two rebounds in the process.

Contributing 10 points to the win was Loncel Martin. Nigel Bowen led the scoring for the East Coast of Demerara side with six points and six rebounds. In the opening U14 matchup, Marian Academy squeaked past Bishops’ High by a one point margin 16-15.

Keilan Dundas registered a game-high seven points and two rebounds for the winners. Supporting with figures of six points and four rebounds was Josiah Daniel

Michael Williams and Webster McRae were the main offensive output for the losers with figures of four points and four points and four rebounds respectively.

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