By Dean “The Sportsman” Greenaway
Defending champs CCT Legs and Fearless repeated as BVI Basketball Federation champions on Saturday night by sweeping the series 2-0 at the Multipurpose Sports Complex in Road Town.
Dione Edwin and Dione Blyden combined for 53 points in leading the Legs to their fourth successive Sr. Men’s Division title. Edwin dropped in 33 points and Blyden followed up with 20 as the Legs pulled away from All Ah We for a 96-84 victory, after leading 48-44 at half time. Kennedy Bass contributed 17 points and pulled a game high12 boards to go with five assists while Jovaughn Cameron added another 14 points.
Phillip Glasgow and Tarique Wattley we All Ah We’s top scorers with 14 points respectively. Travis Issac and Jamal Serrant poured in 13 each to the tally.
Legs beat All Ah We 102-89 in Friday’s opener of the best of three series.
“The aim was whenever we got a chance to run the ball, try to get Morris’ (Wattley) team in foul trouble before he could get us in foul trouble because his team is a little bigger than ours,” noted Legs coach Ronnie “Gola” Simmonds, whose team advance after beating the Kings in two games by three points including 99-98 on Thursday. “As far as I saw it, that was the championship game. They are harder to beat because they have a bit more talent around them. We didn’t have the fire against Morris’ team. He’s a really good coach but we weren’t afraid of them at all.”
Wattley who led All Ah We to Jr. division crowns, hadn’t been in the Sr. championships in the last decade said his team played a good game. “We didn’t get the results we were looking for,” he stated. “As much as Legs were short handed and we had more men, they have togetherness and more experience. We were just making some simple mistakes and when you make those mistakes, they make you pay for it. We have a great group of guys and will come back next year and try to get the whole thing.”
Fearless retained their Jr. Division title with a 100-75 triumph over And One, as Franklyn Penn Jr. and Jomari Dagou poured in 26 points respectively. Penn—who had 35points in Friday’s 92-75 win—pulled nine rebounds to go with six steals and four assists.
Dagou grabbed 10 rebounds and had four assists. D’Moi Hodge led And One scores with a 19 points 11 rebounds double double. Jachoy Walwyn narrowly missed a double double with 15 points and nine rebounds.