02/23/2017 | News release | Distributed by Public on 02/23/2017 07:56
CASTRIES - Organized by the International Basketball Foundation, the Lesser Antilles Youth Tournament '3x3 Hoops' is set to take place in only a few days on 25-26 February in St. Lucia.
76 youngsters between the age of 15 and 17 are making the trip to Castries City today. The tournament will take place at the Vigie Multi Purpose Sports Complex.
Over the course of three days, they will play basketball and participate in a youth leadership programme to gain helpful knowledge for them and their community.
In the U18 Women's category, seven teams will be competing in one pool (A). Each team plays the other 6 teams and the top four teams qualify for the semi-final. The winners qualify for the final.
The U18 Men's category is divided into two pools (A and B) of five and six teams based on their 3x3 Federation Ranking. Each team plays the other teams in their respective pools. The top two teams from each pool qualify for the semi-final. The winners compete in the final. There will be no classification games.
On top of the games, three different contests will be organised. One player from each team will be able to battle it out in a shoot-out contest, a dunk contest for the men and a skills contest for the women.
The final list of players has been announced. Here are the teams who will get the chance to win a medal for their national team:
Curacao: Xena Pandt, Shalisa Cordilia, Denny Bentacura, Nathalie Zimmerman
Guadeloupe: Ballonad Athenaisse, Sellin Djema, Dracon Djemina, Desplan Manora
Martinique: Lindsay Alfre, Laureen Baste, Aurelie Mathurina, Sarah Yung-Hing
Saint Lucia: Jermiah Evariste, Mia George, Ramani Lewis-Emmanuel, Romia Joseph
Saint Vincent & Grenadines: Tonicia Creese, Antika Hooper, Ranique Harry, Mekeisha Lavia
Sint Maarten: Jalaika Davoren, Aisha Carty, Quillesha Duggins, Aesha Gibson
Trinidad & Tobago: Shania Emmanuel, Jamika Knights, Nilleen Ramdial, Kaya Vidale
Antigua & Barbuda: Ahmani Browne, Judah Ferris, Sheldon Gomes, Eric Joseph
Aruba: Jahleel Heemstadt, Christopher Eubanks, Ishaq Lake, Jeison Rodriguez
Barbados: Kiserian Adams, Deroni Hurley, Zachary Moore, Rasheed Maynard
Curacao: Davidson Elizabeth, Sheandrick Francisca, Omar Henry, Iomar Koko
Guadeloupe: Cayol François-Xavier, Winston Lucas, Pommier Mael, Baptistin Melvin
Guyana: Jonathan Mangra, Stanton Rose, Jamal Gilkes, Timothy Thompson
Martinique: Angel Audar, Ludovic Dufeal, Allan Foulongani, Emerick Foucan
Saint Lucia: Kivani Emile, Jean Pierre Frederick, Garrick George, Sean St. Croix-Dolor
Saint Vincent & Grenadines: Dario Barbour, Cody Compton, Jadley Delson, Reon Olliivierre
Sint Maarten: David Labardy, Kevin Edwards, Louis Fernandes, Kenya Hodge
Trinidad & Tobago: Ahkeel Boyd, Ahkeem Boyd, Joshua Bridgewater, Andrew Dookoo
Results will be updated in real time on antilles3x3.com/schedule.html.
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