Championship games marking the end of the basketball season of the Abaco Church Sports Association, took place on Friday September 6 at the Zion Baptist Cathedral’s basketball court. Only the best teams of the league were left, so the games were avidly disputed by the participating teams, with all the players trying their best to win. Needless to say that it made it interesting for the fans who came to watch, cheering and booing depending on who scored the baskets.
The under-twelve players of Change Ministries’ team, coached by Randy Davis, played the Victory Tabernacle’s team of Cubel Davis in the first game and won 14 to 9. In spite of their young age, both teams’ players were really determined to win, but Change Ministries’ players asserted their superiority from the beginning.
In another tightly defended game, the Victory Tabernacle Reds defeated the Zion’s Baptist Cathedral Blues 16 to 12. Venson Ferguson was the MVP in that second game.
It was a close victory for Victory Tabernacle Reds in the third game against Change Ministries in the nineteen and under category. During that fast game, the two teams were nearly even most of the time, but with a last basket the score ended 29 to 27. The MVP title went to Kyle Smith.
Police Superintendent Noel Curry threw the jump ball for the fourth and last game between the senior players of Church of God of Prophecy and Zion Baptist Cathedral. In spite of a slow start from the Dundas Town team, they soon caught up thanks to Edney Bootie “Bethel” who was without a doubt the MVP of that game. The Zion Baptist Cathedral’s Blues were defeated 31 to 23.
Ishmael “Stretch” Morley and Mr. Gilbert Davis were acting as referees, watching carefully and noting all the fouls. Parishioners of the church manned a barbecue grill and soft drinks were available. It was good sports to watch and a good ambiance for a family outing.
Trophies will be awarded later on in the month and there will be a break before the next sport season starts with volleyball.