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GBSSAA Domino’s Pizza, Coca-Cola Senior Boys Tip-off Classic ... Day one best moments

by: Buster Laing, GrandBahamaSports.com

The first day of the 2013 GBSSAA Domino’s Pizza, Coca- Cola Senior boys Tip-off Classic has come to a close and Grand Bahama Sports has all of the best moments from day one action.

 Who had the most impressive day on the floor? 

Who had the biggest blowout? 

Which team went scoreless in the first half?

Let’s take a look at all the scores and recap the first day as it happened.

Day One Recap 

No.3 Sunland Baptist 52, No.5 Jack Hayward 42

Sporting spanking new uniforms new coach Marco Cooper and the Sunland Baptist Stingers looked pretty off the court and on the court as speedy guard Andre Farquharson scored 19 points to the lead the Stingers past the new head coach Desmond Hall and the Jack Hayward Wildcats 52-42 in the opening game on Monday afternoon at the St. Georges Gymnasium.

“We started off a little jittery, but my coach told me to be mentally strong, I went back and did my best,” said Farquharson.

“If we listen to our coach and be strong, I think we can go all the way and win this tournament.”

The Stingers are small but quick and played full court pressure the entire game.

 “We forced a lot of turnovers, but we gave them it right back by making turnovers ourselves,” said Coach Cooper.

“Our guards got a little carried away by this being our first game, but after this game ... we will be there.”

Guards’ Farguharson and Tomais Rolle kept the pressure on the Wildcats with their up-tempo style of play.

“We played our full court press just about all game and our fans motivated us tonight,” Rolle said.

No.2 Eight Mile Rock 40, No.7 GB Catholic High 10

Eight Mile Rock had their way with Grand Bahama Catholic High school as they breezed by the Crusaders 40-10.

Shamal Allen and Hakeem Stuart scored 11 points each for the Bluejays. 

Adriel McPhee led the Crusaders with four points.

No. 1 Tabernacle Baptist 54, No.8 Grand Bahama Academy 8

The Number one ranked Tabernacle Baptist Academy Falcons held the No.8 ranked Grand Bahama Academy Flames almost scoreless in the first half and cruised to a 54-9 win over the Flames. The Flames are making their tournament debut.

“I like my team ... for the first time in a little while, we have a very deep team. I love guard play ... we have guards,” said Falcons’ coach Norris Bain.

“We will see what happens when we go against St. Georges. Who, I think, the best team is, Eight Mile Rock and Sunland Baptist ... but I like this team.”

Robert Joseph poured in 14 points for the Falcons.

Shane Moore scored five points for the Flames.

Point guard Marvin Knowles scored the team’s first point on a free throw with 22.1 seconds left in the first half. The Falcons led 37-1 at the half.

No.4 St. Georges 42, No.6 Bishop Michael Eldon 25

In the feature game the defending champions St. George’s defeated Bishop Michael Eldon Warriors 42-25 behind Perez March 14 points.

The Warriors Zhimaal Laing scored nine points.

Day one top performers

G - Andre Farqharson, Sunland Baptist- 19 points 

G - Robert Joseph, Tabernacle Baptist – 14 points 

G - Perez Marche, St. Georges – 14 points 

G - Baltrin Beckles, Jack Hayward – 12 points


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