Women b/ballers lose opening match

Guyana suffered a crushing defeat in their opening match of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Women’s Championship, losing to Barbados 79-39 on Sunday at the Anthony Nesty Sports Hall, Suriname.

Barbados led from the start in the lopsided contest, as the first quarter concluded 11-23.

The lead was built upon in the second period, as the Barbadians outscored the Guyanese 15-9 to enter the halftime interval in control at 38-20.

The contest was effectively sealed in the third quarter, as Barbados tallied 18 points, while restricting Guyana to seven points to lead 56-27.

Barbados then completed the score line, outclassing Guyana 23-12. Up to press time, the Guyanese was set to face-off with home side Suriname. They will conclude their group campaign against the Dominican Republic tomorrow at the same venue from 18:45hrs.

The team which is coached by Troy Greene, features Ginelle Ifill (Captain), Miriam McKenzie (Co-Captain), Jada Mohan, Annalisa Barclay, Saffiya Greene, Kennesha Leacock, Roschelle Campbell, Demelza Nicholas, Caron Bobb-Semple, Makeida Rogers, Cliffanna Hunter and Kesann Charles.

Dave Causeway is the Assistant Coach and Ann Gordon the Team Manager. Jonas Anestal is the Physiotherapist and Physical Conditioner. The team is set to return home Friday.

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