The Agape Christian School’s Eagles are still riding high: they placed third in the Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament, a tournament that highlights the best high school basketball players in the country. The Eagles were defeated by the Eight Mile Rock’s team, the first time in the thirty years of the tournament that two Family Island teams found themselves among the final four. Eight Mile Rock was ultimately beaten by CC Sweeting’s team.
According to Coach Adderley, the highlight of the tournament was defeating RM Bailey’s team, 44 to 42 thanks to Godfrey Rolle Jr. scoring the last 2 points, seconds from the end of the game.
The Hugh Campbell Basketball Tournament took place in Nassau from February 17 to 26. Approximately thirty schools participated, including a team from Clement Howell High School from the Turks and Caicos, which was eventually defeated by the Eagles, 57 to 29.
Godfrey Rolle Jr. and Jaron Cornish were named in the All Tournament Team, which places them in the top ten high school players in the country. “I am very proud of them” said Coach Adderley; it is the result of three years of sustained work.”
The two players and another team mate, Ashton Forbes will travel to Orlando as part of a Bahamian All Stars Team, for the AAU Boys Basketball Easter Classic Tournament that will be held March 28 to 31. Coach Godfrey Rolle Sr will accompany the athletes to Orlando.