St Kitts-Nevis Advances to Playoffs in U26 Basketball Tournament in Montserrat

Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 14, 2022 (SKNBA) — On Saturday the 10th of December, a select team of under 26 St. Kitts-Nevis Basketball Players (SKN Sugar Boys) journeyed to Montserrat to participate in Leeward Island Invitational Tournament. The SKN Sugar Boys are scheduled to play teams such as Antigua, BVI and Montserrat.

On Sunday 11th December, In their first encounter,  BVI Skillful Ballers defeated our SKN Sugar Boys 84 – 82 in a closely contested game. Top Scorers for St Kitts: Chavez Belboda  29 points 4 Rebs 3 steals 2 assists, Lestin Wiltshire 25 points 4 Rebs 5 steals 2 assists, and Leroy Wilkenson 14 points 9 Rebs 3 steals.

On Monday 12th December the SKN Sugar Boys crushed the Wadadli Elites out of Antigua, in a 26-point blowout game. This handed the Wadadli Elites their second consecutive loss. According to the coaches, it was an overall team effort. The run-and-gun offence of the Sugar Boys was just too much for the Wadadli Elites to handle. The final score of the game, is Wadadli Elites 43, SKN Sugar Boys 69.
Top Scorers for the Sugar Boys: Chavez Belboda 19 points 2 Rebs 4 assists, Leroy Wilkenson 14 points 13 Rebs 3 steals, Lestin Wiltshire 11 points 8 Rebs 7 assists 8 steals, and TyQuan Rogers 10 points 3 Rebs 5 steals 2 blocks.

In their 3rd group stage game, our SKN Sugar Boys completely destroyed the host team, Montserrat Shamrocks. Our SUGAR Boys set the tone of the game early in the first quarter dominating the paint with a barrage of block shots. It was a BLOCK PARTY!! The home team couldn’t find a bucket as the crowd was kept silent by the run-and-gun offense of our Sugar Boys. The final score  88 to 60
Top Scorers for the Sugar Boys: Chavez Belboda 19 points 3 Rebs 5 Assists 3 steals, Lestin Wiltshire 16 points 4 Rebs 2 blocks, Dario Esdaille 13 points 2 Rebs 2 steals, Leroy Wilkenson 12 Points 8 Rebs 2 Steals 4 Blocks, and Germaal Forde 8 points 14 Rebs 5 Steals 2 blocks.

At the end of the group stage, the teams are positioned as follows:
1 – BVI Skillful Ballers
2- St. Kitts and Nevis Sugar Boys
3 – Wadadli Elites
4 – Montserrat

Coach: Glenn “Ghost” Phillip
Asst Coach: Nashorn Maynard
Manager: Wendell Pemberton
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