The Championship games marking the end of the high school basketball season took place on the evening of Saturday, February 9 at Grace Gymnasium between Agape Christian School’s Eagles and Abaco Central High School’s Marlins, both in the junior and senior division. The Eagles won in both categories, defeating ACHS Junior team 34 to 31 and the senior team 57 to 32.
The two teams were left after one month of elimination games held weekly before Christmas and a determining jamboree between the four remaining teams: the Saint Francis de Sales Catholic School’s Tornadoes, the SC Bootle High School’s Dynamic Dolphins, the Abaco Central High School’s Marlins and the Agape Christian School’s Eagles held on February 2. The Tornadoes and the Dynamic Dolphins were eliminated.
The junior championship game was a tight one with the Marlins slightly ahead in the first and second quarters. But the Eagles regrouped their forces in the last two quarters to reach victory by a small margin. The MVPs in the game were Davante Moxey, Omar McKenzie and Chris Smith for the Eagles and Bradley Altidor for the Marlins.
However, in the senior division, the Marlins did not have a chance this year. They were dominated from the very beginning by the fast game of the Eagles, in spite of the good effort of Dante Henchell and Tyrone Davis. The MVPs for the Eagles were Jaron Cornish and Godfrey Rolle.
The Eagles will travel to Nassau during the weekend of February 22-23 to participate in the Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament.