Guyana claims Caribbean Basketball Championship honours
June 30, 2018, will forever have a significant mark in the annals of Guyana’s basketball history as it was the day the men played undefeated and won their first Caribbean Basketball Championships (CBC) title.
The 10 team competition which was played at the Anthony Nesty Sports Hall in Suriname, saw Guyana defeat Antigua and Barbuda 83-70 led by captain Stanton Rose with a game-high 23 points.
Ray Victor dropped 13 points while Shaine Webster and Anthony Moe both had 12 points.
Guyana had defeated Barbados 76-71 to reach the final in 24 years. This win adds to the title the females won in in 1996 in Trinidad and Tobago.
Along with Antigua, Guyana will be the Caribbean’s two representatives in the FIBA AmeriCup qualifier tournament which starts in September.