By Kayettta Brown
On Feb. 19, the Junior girls from S.C. Bootle High School travelled to Freeport with Coaches Kayetta Brown and Sandradee Parker and five students: Antonia Nixon, Fayonte Rolle, Gitavia Stubbs, Tashar Rolle, and Sarina Parker.
These dedicated ladies have been practicing tirelessly in preparation for the 15th Annual Geneva Rutherford Girls Basketball Classic on February 19-22 at the St. Georges Gymnasium. This experience was a bit different for the Dynamic Dolphins, simply because there were only five players, which meant no substitutes off the bench.
The girls knew they had to put in a lot of work.
There was some intimidation by the Freeport and Nassau teams, so in the first three games they fell short to the Tabernacle Falcons: 19-8, Kingsway Academy: 22-8 and Grand Bahama Academy: 10-1.
Eventually, the girls shook off the nervousness they felt, and decided to play Dynamic Dolphin basketball led by Antonia Nixon. However, the game became quite intense. They played good defence, but Antonia ended up getting fouled out in the last quarter, which left the team with only four players to the opposing team’s five.
This could have brought frustration to the Dynamic Dolphins, but they continued to play even harder. The MVP for this game, Gitavia Stubbs from Grade 8, stepped up her role to take over the game.
“Our little Gitavia was unstoppable, crossing and shaking players left, right and centre. This game was one game we will never forget!
“All of our players did an excellent job including Tashar Rolle, who was unstoppable in the paint grabbing multiple rebounds; Fayonte Rolle, who was very aggressive in attacking the basket; and Sarina Parker, who was a bully when it came to playing defence.”
This victory was based on a total team effort. The Dynamic Dolphins won this game against Freedom Baptist (17 to 9) – a Sweet Victory! The girls returned home with a wealth of experience. Great job girls!