Shockwaves simply too good

Going undefeated in the regular season and postseason in sports is a tough and rare feat.


The Shockwaves, back: CIBA ref Courtney Wisdom, Head Coach Jonathan Powery, Diego Smith, Damian Thompson, Patrick Barnes, Brandon Glasgow, Appleby partner Sherice Arman. Front: Alex Ebanks, Khalil Mellad, Michael Jefferson. Photo: Matthew Yates

On Monday local basketball saw one of its local youth teams achieve that hallowed mark.

The Shockwaves of Beach Suites finished off a phenomenal unbeaten year as they took down the Wolves 66-53 in the Appleby U19 Boys Basketball League final.

The crowd of over 80 hoops fans would play a big part at the Arts and Recreation Center at Camana Bay cheering and stomping their feet with every basket and hard foul.

Support was pretty evenly split between the two teams as the noise of the Playmaker fans often drowned out the sea of people adorned with green Wolves shirts.

Ultimately basketball fans could not ask for a better final as physical end-to-end action was a staple of the game from tip-off to the waning seconds.

In the end the experienced duo of Patrick Barnes and Brandon Glasgow would be too much for the young Wolves. Barnes finished with 19 points, three rebounds and three steals while Glasgow had 24 points, 10 rebounds and three steals.

For both boys the U19 title would be their second in as many years as they won last year’s honours with the Esso Blazers.

The star tandem had plenty of support from their team-mates, namely Alex Ebanks (nine points, nine rebounds, three steals) and Diego Smith (two points and 14 rebounds).

For the Wolves, who also finished second in the regular season to Beach Suites, there were a number of positives. Tikko Moore had 19 points, six rebounds and five steals in a stellar showing; Raheim Robinson had 10 points, four assists and three steals and Aaron Kennedy chipped in with six points and eight rebounds.

Moore deserves extra props for playing much of the second half with a sprained ankle.