SUCKER GARDEN - The weekend started off on Saturday December 13th with a 3 on 3 double Elimination Tournament amongst the various teams in the league. The 3 on 3 teams consisted of 2 females and 1 male to get a nice balance. The MGM Lightning had 2 Teams, Thunderz had 2 teams and Bush Tea Remedy had 1 team. The Thunderz Team 2 consisting of Tiana Lionel, Ashley Daniel and Chener won first place by winning all 3 games, the MGM Lightning Team 1 came out second place consisting of Jamaiah Newton-Herbert, Micaela Galva and Joshua Bowers. It was fun, interesting and different, especially playing on the outdoor court.
On the Sunday many activities continued for the All Star Weekend. It started off with the Skills Competition with 3 participants, namely Tsjaquilla Jeffrey and Shandria Lake of MGM Lightning, Tiana Lionel of Thunderz and Claudia Fleming of Cash 4 Gold Lava Girls. The skills competition consisted of different drills such as crossover, behind the back, Layup, defensive slides, elbow jumpshot and speed ladder. Tsjaquilla Jeffrey won the competition by a landslide. Shandria placed second and Claudia Fleming placed third.
The highly contested 3 Point Shootout consisted of 6 players which were Chantel Hodge and Ashley Daniel of Thunderz, Diasha Ferdinand, Selah Fleming and Claudia Fleming of Cash 4 Good Lava Girls and Shandria Lake of MGM Lightning. The final round was between Chantel Hodge, Selah Fleming and Claudia Fleming. Claudia Fleming was then named the 3 point shootout champion.
The LBC Celebrity Game was full of fun consisting of actors, singers, Dj's and various other professional functions in the community. The Celebrity Team consisting of Dutty Sham, Da Brat, Steve-O of Bush Boys, DJ Biggers, DT The Artist and LBC Commentator Latoya Lake won the game 35-28. The team was led by Steve-O of Bush Boys with 18 points and Dutty Sham with 10 points.
The other celebrity team consisted of King Vers, Junior Lion, Leona Marlin Romeo, SoloKween, Rene Violenus, Bettina Juminer and Jonelle Richardson was led by SoloKween with 11 points and King Vers with 7 points. It was a very entertaining game and the crowd was very into it.
The much anticipated game between the LBC North All Stars against LBC South All-stars was a very good one. The North All-stars lead 29-35 at the half and 57-43 after the third. The south team had a furious comeback in the fourth and cut the lead to 5 but fell short in the end and the LBC North All Stars won the game 66-60.
The North Team was led by Tiana Lionel with 17 points and Claudia with 12 points and Salammbo Guibert - Soutade with 10.
The LBC South All Stars was led by Jamaiah Newton-Herbert with 22 points, Tsjaquilla Jeffrey with 13 and Shandria Lake with 8 points.
The Walichi Basketball Association would like to thank everyone who participated, assisted and attended the All Star Weekend activities.
The Ladies Basketball Championship is on a break and will resume on Saturday January 10th with the season.
Game Highlights, pictures, game scores and schedule can be viewed on the Facebook page ‘Ladies Basketball Championship’. Highlights and full games can be seen at www.youtube.com/walichibasketbal