The Bermuda Basketball Associations 2017 Elite City League (ECL) is underway inside the Somersfield Academy Gymnasium.
In the opener the Storm defeated the Falcon’s 69 - 58. Dion Easton led the Storm with 20 points, while Kevin Stephens scored 17 points for the Falcons.
In the nightcap the Panthers defeated the Lions 48 - 28, Kameron James scored 16 points to lead the Panthers to victory, with Gikai Clarke scoring 12 points for the Lions.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Glasgow & Thomas College Schedule Released
Mykal Glasgow and his Thomas College Men's Basketball teammates 2017-18 schedule has been released with the season beginning in November.
The 25-game schedule was prepared by fourth-year head coach, Geoff Hensley.
The Men's Basketball program is coming off a record performance season as they finished tied for second in the regular season conference standings and came up short in the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) championship game (first visit since 2009).
Thomas College will open their season with the annual Charlie Ryan Classic on the campus of Thomas College on November 17th and 18th. The round-robin style tournament will feature the University of Maine at Machias, Pine Manor College, and University of Maine at Presque Isle.
Thomas will continue non-conference play as they travel across town to face rival Colby College in the Battle of Elm City on November 22 before departing for Thanksgiving break. Upon returning from break, Thomas College will begin conference play with Husson on November 28th in a rematch of last year's NAC Championship game.
In December, Thomas College will host back-to-back home conference games against Lyndon State and Johnson on December 1st and 2nd. The team will then travel for a non-conference match with Wheelock in Boston, Mass, on December 6th, for a rematch of last year's Charlie Ryan Classic championship game. The Terriers will wrap-up the fall semester on the road at the University of Maine at Farmington on December 9th.
Following their Christmas break, Glasgow and his teammates will head to the "Birthplace of Basketball", Springfield, Massachusetts, to compete in the James Naismith Classic held at Springfield College on December 30th and 31st. The tournament includes some of the top teams in the region, including: Springfield College, Wesleyan University (CT), and Fitchburg State University (MA). Thomas will face the host team in Springfield in the opening game.
Thomas returns to Maine, they continue their road trip with stops at New England College and Colby-Sawyer on the first weekend of 2018. The Terriers return home with two home games with UMaine-Farmington (Jan. 13th) and UMaine-Augusta (Jan. 16th). The team will then finish out the month with five NAC games, including: at Green Mountain, at Castleton, and three home games with Maine Maritime, Colby-Sawyer, and New England College.
In the final month, the Terriers travel to Vermont to take on Johnson and Lyndon State before they finish the regular season with three of four home games against Castleton, Green Mountain, at Maine Maritime, and home versus Husson.
The NAC tournament begins the following week on February 20th with the championship game on February 24th at the number one seed's location.
Saturday, August 12, 2017
Bermuda's Numbers in Basketball Challenge
Bermuda’s participation in the 2017 World Indigenous Basketball Challenge at the University of British Columbia, came to an end with a record of 1 win and 2 defeats.
Bermuda despite their two defeats outscored their opponents 206 - 202.
Skidegate Saints defeated the Bermuda National Team - 75 - 68 in their opener, Bermuda would then fall in their second game by 10 points to ITA Native Sports 78 – 68.
Bermuda defeated Gitxsan 70 – 49.
Bermuda was led in the scoring department by Linden Jackson who scored 69 points in the three games,
Te'Jour Riley scored a three game total of 39 points and Dion Easton scored 21 points.
Riley led the team in the Rebound department grabbing 20 boards, John Lee grabbed 16 rebounds and Easton had 15 rebounds.
Friday, August 11, 2017
Bermuda Go To 1 & 2 in Basketball Challenge
Following their second defeat of the World Indigenous Basketball Challenge going on at the University of British Columbia,
Bermuda went down by 7 points in their opener with the Skidegate Saints winning 75 – 68, Bermuda would then fall in their second game by 10 points to ITA Native Sports 78 – 68.
Bermuda was looking to rebound in their third game as they took to the court to face off against Gitxsan defeating their opponents 70 – 49.
Bermuda lead Gitxsan by one point at the end of the first period 20 – 19.
Bermuda opened up an 11 point lead at the half as they outscored Gitxsan 19 – 9 to lead 39 – 28 at the break.
Bermuda would stay consistent in the third period scoring 18 points and holding their opponents to 12 as they entered the final period with the score 57 – 40.
Bermuda held Gitxsan to just 9 final period points, while scoring 13 of their own on their way to the 21 point win.
Bermuda was led by Linden Jackson who scored a game high 20 points, while Mykal Glasgow added 11 points.
Jackson also had 8 rebounds, 3 assist, 3Steals and 1 Blocked Shot.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Bermuda Go Down in Basketball Challenge Opener
Game 6 of the World Indigenous Basketball Challenge Men's Bracket, saw Bermuda go up against the Skidegate Saints.
Bermuda went down by 7 points in their opener with the Skidegate Saints defeating the Bermuda National Team - 75 - 68.
Linden Jackson scored a game high 24 points for the Bermuda National Team.