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Clapham take Division One title

Clapham take Division One title

Clapham Bulls are the 2014 Barbados Amateur Basketball Association’s Division One champions after defeating Patriots 65-46 in game three at the YMCA on Saturday. One might have thought that the heavens were watching the epic event due to brief, strategic showers that fell before the game and at the closing of every quarter. Well if […]

Patriots force a game three

Patriots force a game three

There will be a game three. Patriots dug deep into their resolve to defeat Clapham Bulls 65-64 to draw level at 1-1 in the finals of the Barbados Amateur Basketball Association’s Division One League playoffs at the YMCA last night. Before a small crowd not befitting a playoff final, Bulls’ point guard Rahiim Gibbons scored […]

Coach giving back

Coach giving back

Just a few weeks ago Barbados TODAY highlighted Barbadian-born United States basketball coach, Cory McCarthy. Included in his plethora of awards were seven-time coach of the year; winner of four state championships; and 2010 national coach of the year. He holds the coaching record of 207-47 and has sent more than 90 black players/students to colleges in the […]

Silver lining

Silver lining

Barbados men and women’s teams are back home after being beaten at the just concluded championship. But Barbados Amateur Basketball Association (BABA) officials say that despite the results, they had still gained sufficient insight into what transpired in Tortola to work toward improving the island’s basketball. Chairman of the BABA’s selection committee, Francis Williams, told […]

Beaten again

Beaten again

TORTOLA – Barbados’ women flattered only to deceive and were mauled yet again, this time losing 84-59 to The Bahamas, as action in the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships continued this evening in Tortola. Barbados’ offence in the tournament has basically been a two-woman affair with Canada-based Dale-Marie Cumberbatch and shooting guard Toni Atherley leading the […]

Impressive!

Andrew Waterman, senior coach of the touring Ottawa Phoenix Basketball Club, told Barbados TODAY he was very pleased with the standard of basketball he had seen displayed by young local basketballers.   Waterman, Barbadian-born but currently residing in Canada, said this was his team’s first time in Barbados and the Caribbean and even though a […]

Barbados defeat Antigua

Barbados defeated Antigua 83-70 in the reclassification round of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championship today and will now play Guyana again to determine who will take fifth place in the tournament being played in Tortola. There was little to choose between Antigua and Barbados initially, with the two teams trading baskets through the first two quarters. […]

Saving face

TORTOLA – Team Barbados finally registered a victory in the 2014 Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championships when they defeated Guyana 80-69 this evening, to end their participation in the first round of the tournament in Tortola.  The victory followed losses to the United States Virgin Islands on Tuesday and a heartbreaking defeat to the British Virgin […]

Ready for ball

Ready for ball

The Barbados national basketball team left the island on Sunday to compete in the 2014 CARICOM Basketball Championship being held Tortola. The 12-member squad comprised of five national caps and seven rookies all chosen from the premier league division. The team was in high spirits and according to head coach Nigel Lloyd, had really bonded […]