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Local lads win basketball opener

JUSTIN MARVILLE, [email protected]

Local lads win basketball opener

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THE KIDS may have come of age quickly.

Barbados bounced off the Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Under-16 basketball tournament in emphatic style, having rallied from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit before upending the British Virgin Islands 64-61 in Guyana on Sunday.

Trailing 53-38 at the start of the period, the Bajans closed out their Group A tournament opener on a 26-8 run that featured a pair of go-ahead free throws and a triple from Rasheed Maynard.

It was the tale of two games for an inexperienced junior side that held BVI to just nine first-quarter points en route to a quick eight-point advantage (17-9).

But in the same token Barbados turned around and surrendered 25 points in the ensuing second as the BVI went ahead 34-31 at one point.  (JM)

Please read the full story in today’s Daily Nation, or in the eNATION edition.