BASSETERRE, ST. KITTS, December 5, 2019 (PLP PR Media Inc.) — At the end of the keenly contested 2019 Harris Basketball League competition, Jamballers Basketball Club of Molineux which was captained by Sylvester Whyte retained the championship they last won in 2016.
According to Harris Basketball League Deputy Commissioner Ms Diana Palmer, nine teams took part in this year’s competition including – for the first time – a team from Sister-Island Nevis.
The teams were Inner City Young Ballers, Ballahollics, and Jamballers from Molineux; Runnerz from St. Peter’s, Youth and Sports Eagles from Nevis, Rebels from Keys, Street Ballers from Ottley’s, Falcons from Sandy Point, and Tuff Ballerz from St. Paul’s.
Placing second were Street Ballers of Ottley’s captained by Joshio Morton. In the third place are Sandy Point Falcons; while in the fourth place are Inner City Young Ballers of Molineux. Others are Youth and Sports Eagles out of Nevis (fifth place), Tuff Ballers of t. Paul’s, St. Peter’s Runnerz, Rebels of Keys, and Ballahollics of Molineux in that order.
Awardees for the season are Tyrone Hutchinson of Jamballers for ‘most points’; Joshio Morton of Street Ballers for ‘most rebounds’; Daren Lewis of Jamballers for ‘most assists’; Errol O’Loughlin of Street Ballers for ‘most steals’; and Stevenson Providence of Youth and Sports Eagles for ‘most blocks’.
The league is sponsored by Prime Minister and Area Parliamentary Representative for Constituency Number Seven, Dr the Hon Timothy Harris, and the 2019 edition was opened on Saturday August 31 by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Sports the Hon Shawn Richards.
Started in 2003 as Constituency Seven Inner City Basketball League, Deputy Prime Minister Richards said the league shows that Prime Minister Harris is a Constituency Representative “who is committed to sports, who is committed to young people, and who is committed to the development of people from this constituency (St. Christopher Seven).”