NSBF heating up with Georgetown Conference Games

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By Treiston Joseph  

The Georgetown Regional Conference of the National School Basketball Festival (NSBF) is kicking into full gear after the latest weekend of action at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

School of the Nations proved on Sunday that not because you look bigger means you are better as a classic case of David versus Goliath unfolded when they faced Adult Education. The final score line read 26-18 in favour of the diminutive Nations team that simply just out ran their much larger opponents in the low-scoring Under-19 affair.

Cory Graham and Patrick Stewart each had eight points, with Graham grabbing 10 boards as well. Adult Education, in the tournament for the time, was led by Shamar Kieler with five points and five rebounds.

Meanwhile, Director of Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG), Chris Bowman said he is pleased with the tournament thus far. “It’s been good; what we have seen is a lot of new teams and new players and its encouraging; the tournament is expanding and growing,” Bowman shared.

In addition, Bowman made mention that parents should come out to witness their children in action because it encourages the youths and even the parents to see the talent on the court.

Further, the long time school basketball organiser is hoping that the tournament can attract more sponsors, especially since Digicel and Banks DIH were unable to come on board with the successful programme for 2017.

In other results from Sunday, School of the Nations took down St. Joseph High 18-8 in female action, Bishops topped St. Joseph in Under-16 action, and St Joseph and Christ Church won by way of walkover in the Under-14 and Under-16 categories respectively.

There was action on Friday as well with the Government Technical Institute edging President’s College 48-45 in the Under-19 category, and Marian losing a lead and falling to Plaisance Academy 57-52 in Under-19 play. Marian Academy won the Under-14 game against St. Joseph 34-17.

The tournament will continue this weekend at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.

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