The Department of Youth Development and Sports resumed their 2017 Schools Sports program with the commencement of the under 19 male basketball competition on Thursday. After sporting events were postponed due to inclement weather conditions, St. Mary’s College got their basketball season off with an expected win. In their match up against the SDA Academy at the Beausejour Indoor Facility, St. Mary’s College dominated every quarter to win 35-15. College led 12-0 after the first quarter, and kept their lead in this low scoring encounter.
As low as the scores were in this match, St. Mary’s College’s had the most points on the day. In another match played, Vide Bouteille Secondary defeated Leon Hess Comprehensive 28- 8. Leon Hess scored 2 points in each quarter as Vide Bouteille put on slightly more points on the board.
The points scored on the day got progressively worst. In another match played, Soufriere Comprehensive defeated Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary school 23-17. Soufriere ran away with this one in the 3rd quarter as they had 14 points to Vieux Fort’s 6 points.
Yet, the worst performance on the day was in the final match played between Babonneau Secondary School and Castries Comprehensive Secondary School. In a match that yielded a score resembling a football game, Babonneau came out on top defeating Castries Comprehensive 6-5. Babonneau waited to the final quarter to hit a three point shot to defeat a Castries Comprehensive team that had double the amount of attempts at the rim.
When asked to what he attributes the low score in this final game, Mr. James Soloman, coach of the Babonneau Secondary School said: “Lack of preparation, lack of training, lack of patience.” Mr. Solomon explained that the kids ” need a little more fine tuning.”