The Agape Christian School Eagles came back from the Eleuthera Walter Bethel Invitational Basketball Tournament with a first and third place. Four of their players made the “All Tournament Team” and Coach Wayde Adderley was recognized as “Coach of the Tournament”.
The tournament was hosted by Central Eleuthera High School during the weekend of November 15 to 17 with sixteen teams participating. Two visiting teams from GW Davis High School in Nassau and from Agape Christian School on Abaco took home the trophies in the junior division and the senior division respectively.
Twenty students from Agape Christian School in the junior and senior categories accompanied Coach Adderley to Eleuthera. The Juniors lost in the semi-final to GW Davis’ team. But Eagle player, Trae Bain, made the “All Tournament Team,” in his division.
The seniors defeated Central Eleuthera High School’s team in the championship game, winning by four points, 44 to 40. According to Coach Adderley, it was a very close, exciting game which went into overtime. Three Abaco players made the “All Tournament Team” in the senior division. They were Godfrey Rolle Jr., Jaron Cornish and Agassi Saunders. Godfrey Rolle also received the MVP award.
“It was a great tournament,” commented Coach Adderley.
The enthusiastic coach will take his players to Freeport, Grand Bahama, the weekend of December 12 to 15 to participate in the Annual Grand Bahama Catholic High School Christmas Invitation Basketball Tournament. He is certain that the Eagles will once again bring back home a few trophies. “I worked for three years to coach my senior team to where it is now,” boasts the coach. I will never have a better team.”
In the meantime, the local inter-schools tournament continues at Agape Christian School’s Grace Gymnasium. The last game of the year which was played on December 5 ended the first round. The second round will resume on January 9.