Cotton Ground Rebels tops both St. Kitts and Nevis Basketball
Cotton Rround Rebels celebrating after their recent championship victory
ZIZ News…May 12, 2010 – The members of the CG Rebels team are probably losing count of the number of championship honours that they have taken in Nevis thus far. However their phenomenal 3-0 start in the St. Kitts SKABA league may see similar successes in St. Kitts for the Nevis based team. The Joseph Parry CG Rebels have started the LIME SKABA season as one of only 2 undefeated teams in the Premier Division thru week 5 of the league as they defeated former SKABA powerhouses the Rams Hitters and the 2007 champions St. Pauls Tuff Knots.
The Rebels along with defending Champions the Horsfords Ghetto Roots are the only two undefeated teams in the St. Kitts National Basketball League Premier division. Former Champions Rams Hitters and 2009 “A” division champion the Ghaut Bucks are the only winless teams in the Premier league. Cayon and St. Pauls have split their opening games.
On the evening of Sunday May 9th the Rebels added yet another championship trophy to their huge collection when they swamped Brown Hill Crisis 70 to 44.
Despite the immaculate attire of Coach Bernette ‘Nutsy’ Thompson, donned in his brown suit and matching brown shoes, the Bronx men were in early crisis as the Rebels sunk shot after shot to build an impressive lead by the first quarter. Any hopes of the men in yellow making a comeback, dwindled as star player Everson Webbe seemed off the board on the big night and not even their Kittitian guest player could step up to the plate to fill the breach.
As the game went into its final moments the CG Rebels players took time out to really savour the impending victory—slam dunking a few much to the joy of their support crew and their entire bench and even slamming a few from their opponents when it appeared that they had a clear shot.
At the final whistle, Manager Jean Amory grouped his team for a moment of celebration and group picture. He explained that his team has been having an extraordinary run so far this year as just the evening before they defeated the St. Paul’s team in the St. Kitts league by some 11 points, making it an all time season best of 3 and 0. According to Amory, it is the first time that they have had such success in the St. Kitts league.
His team captain, Royden Browne stated that he expected much more competition from the Brown Hill team but was pleased with the manner in which his team played and indicated that as the best team in Nevis, they intended to continue to make a significant impression in the St. Kitts league.
Bernette Thompson on the other hand, still insisted that the Rebels could be beaten but admitted that his team was clearly off beat on the critical night. ‘They missed too many shooting opportunities’, he lamented.
The closing ceremony was postponed to next Sunday night-16th May, due to a few unavoidable hic-cups. According to chief organizer Veronica Brandy, an All Star team from the league will; be selected to take on the champions next Sunday night in a game starting at 7.30 and right after that, the closing ceremony will be held.
In related news, a determined Police team played aggressively to hold off an equally aggressive Church Ground Massives on the evening of Saturday 8th May to secure 3rd spot in the A1 Technology league. In a match where tempers flared and the referees had their hands full in trying to establish control, the law men were the ones celebrating at the final whistle. The score line: Police 59 Church Ground Massives 51.