Guyana ended the Central America and Caribbean Basketball Championships (CentroBasket) U17 tournament winless and in eighth position after going down to Caribbean Champions The Bahamas 91-63 yesterday in the 5-8 positional tourney in Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic.
It was the second loss to The Bahamians in the event for the Guyanese following their 63-114 loss in their opening game of the championships.
Kevon Wiggins continued to be the main threat for the Guyanese with 34 points, three assists and as many rebounds.
The next best scorer with eight points and eight rebounds was Jermaine King while Anthony Yansen, Jether Harris and Nigel Bowen added seven, five and five points respectively.
For The Bahamas, Raschad Greene recorded a double-double of 21 points, 17 rebounds and three assists while Samuel Hunter tallied 19 points and six rebounds.
Detarrio Thompson added 12 points while Grevaughn Goodman chipped in with 11 points and six assists and Dominick Bridgewater supported with eight points, six assists and five rebounds.
Akin to the first meeting, the contest was effectively over at the halftime break, as The Bahamas secured a commanding 45-21 lead. The first period ended 20-13 before The Bahamians outscored the Guyanese 25-8 in the second quarter.
The Bahamas extended their advantage marginally in the third period, netting 23 points while holding Guyana to 17 points to enter the final period ahead at 68-38.
With the contest basically over, Guyana finally got the better of The Bahamas, outscoring the Caribbean champion by a 25-23 score-line.
The top three teams from the tournament will qualify to the FIBA U-18 Americas Championship in St Catharines, Canada from June 11th-17th 2018.