John Gray scoop up pair of top trophies

John Gray High School is now the top school in youth basketball.

John Gray had two winning teams in the inaugural KPMG Under-14 Basketball League. Wahoo Academy won the girls segment, beating the Clifton Hunter High School Diamonds 28-16. Tarpon Academy beat school-mates Wahoo 39-25 for the 
boys title.

Starlet Guiesha Smith helped Wahoo to the victory with help from team-mates like Kacie Ramos and Mikayla Hydes. The CHHS Diamonds featured talents such as Yolanni Manzanares and Lacee Barnes. For the boys, Arin Taylor stood out as the star for Tarpon with support from team-mates like Akeem Burton and Cameron Hydes. Wahoo featured Collin Barrett and Albis Amaya.

The rest of teams competed for runner-up slots last Saturday at Camana Bay’s Arts and Recreation Centre. The girls saw Marlin, who have a star player in Melissa Bridgemohan, claim third place by way of forfeit over Tarpon. The CHHS Sharks rebounded from a disappointing boys semi-final loss to claim third place with a 37-19 victory over Marlin.

Next up for youth basketball is the annual Under-16 Basketball League. Traditionally sponsored by Pricewaterhouse Coopers, the competition is slated to start this month and run until 
late May.