Abaco was well represented with several teams in the Bimini Gateway Christian Academy Basketball Tournament that took place April 23-26.
Abaco Central High School (ACH) and Youth in Action both fielded Junior and Senior teams. SC Bootle High School competed with a senior team of seven.
It was a win for the ACH Marlin Junior team who flew through the tournament undefeated, winning six games out of six. They won the championship game by defeating The Turks & Caicos’ team.
The senior Marlins also defeated the Turks & Caicos’ team, placing third overall, with one loss out of four games. The Youth in Action Junior team took a third place.
Coach Dean for the SC Bootle Dynamic Dolphins said that it was good experience for the boys, with this being the first time they participated in the Bimini tournament. They won one game out of four and were invited to play in Turks & Caicos.
Besides the Abaco teams, two teams represented the Turks & Caicos Islands; Bimini entered two teams also; Eleuthera and Andros were each represented by one team. It was tough competition all around.
The ACH Marlins have been playing extremely well this year, especially the Juniors, steadily winning championship games in the tournaments they entered. The MVP for the junior team was Vinson Ferguson.
Coach Shantell Penn is particularly proud of the results.