Guyana’s male and female national U18 basketball teams have qualified for today’s quarterfinals of the International Basketball Foundation (IBF) Antilles 3×3 tournament after enduring mixed fortune last evening at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH).
The male unit, playing out of Pool B, advanced on the back of a win and a loss. The locals came from behind to defeat French Guiana 11-7 after the 10-minute regular time whistle was blown but lost to Martinique 5-11 in their second match of the evening and missed out on an automatic semi-final qualification.
The females, on the other hand, enjoyed two wins and a defeat en route to their quarter-final booking.
The hosts, who defeated St Lucia 4-2, destroyed Aruba 14 – 0 as buckets rained in the half court 10 – minute contest. Guyana though, brought the curtain down on the proceedings by going down to Barbados 4-8 in their final game of the night.
Quarterfinal matches will commence from 14:00 hrs today with the semis and finale expected to light up CASH later in the evening.