Youngsters from the Bermuda Basketball Youth Federation (BBYF) will make their way to Florida July 24th – 30th.
BBYF coordinator Chris Crumpler said, “We are using this in two ways, the youngsters will get the opportunity to train twice a day in state of the art facilities and they will get to play unknown opposition.”
“This trip will allow us the chance to capture video and go over sessions with the players between training and playing games,” continued Crumpler. “We already have players who are overseas playing College or High School Basketball and we have a few more looking and hoping to be heading in that same direction.”
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
BBA Elite Ciy League Round Up
The FlyBoys defeated Hoopstars 75-68 in Bermuda Basketball Association Elite City League action inside the Cedarbridge Academy Gymnasium.
Dion Easton led the FlyBoys to victory with 19 points, he also had 9 Rebounds, with John Lee adding 14 points, while Omar Wolf scored a game high 28 points for the Hoopstars, with Rye Ahronson adding 14 points.
Sunday, June 25, 2017
BBA Elite Ciy League Double Header Round Up
A Bermuda Basketball Association Elite City League double-header took place inside the Somersfield Academy Gymnasium with 294 points scored on the night.
In the opening game the Twisters defeated the Red Raiders 71 - 55. Alex Butterfield and Gikai Clarke scored 18 points each for the Twisters, while Ryan Vega scored a game high 20 points for the Red Raiders.
The Thundercats then defeated Skyforce 105 - 63. The Thundercats were led to victory by Keiron Burgess who scored a game high 30 points, while Kameron James scored 23 points for the Sky Force.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Bermuda Win Final Game in Dominican Republic
Bermuda National Basketball team won their third and final match in the Dominican Republic defeating GWCC 84 - 71.
Bermuda, without the veteran leadership of John Lee, were determined to secure a consolation victory from their last game against our foreign host.
Bermuda hit the court with a defensive mindset. Our ball pressure that lacked consistency over the last 2 games was in full effect as Bermuda strangled GWCC’s offense and held them to 8 points in the first quarter.
This game allowed Bermuda to ensure that everyone from 1 – 10 were allowed to play valuable minutes.
Nonetheless, GWCC was eventually able to generate some offense but never able to get within 9 points of Bermuda as the lead fluctuated from 9 – 17 points every few minutes.
Bermuda’s relentless attack of the Basket gave Bermuda early offensive success and them up 11 points at halftime 44-33.
The second half began with a 7 – 0 run by GWCC which prompted Head Coach Gavin McKenzie to call an early timeout. Once again sloppy defense reared its ugly head for Bermuda and GWCC took advantage with a mix of slashing to the hoop and sharp shooting from distance.
The time out gave Bermuda a moment to refocus and stick to the game plan.
Bermuda came back on the court and played with purpose, stretching the lead back to 12 points. Throughout the early minutes of the fourth quarter the score fluctuated with GWCC getting as close as 6 points behind.
Bermuda, then pulling themselves up by their bootstraps, locked back in on defense causing turnovers and limited opportunities for GWCC.
Offensively Bermuda had their own success with scoring in transition and continued to be sharp from downtown scoring several 3’s in the final minutes of the game.
Staving off their final attempts at a comeback, Bermuda recorded the win.
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Bermuda Fall in Game Tow in Dominican Republic
Bermuda National Basketball team have gone down in their second match in the Dominican Republic.
Bermuda coached by Gavin MacKenzie took on Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra (PUCMM), who are the College/University Champions falling 89 - 66.
The game saw a very competitive 1st quarter with an extremely fit, disciplined and talented PUCMM.
However, early in the second quarter their aggressive zone frustrated the Bermuda offense and they struggled to run their offensive sets, let alone score.
Bermuda’s defense continued to struggle and let PUCMM penetrate down the middle.
PUCMM jumped to an early 16 point lead, eventually Bermuda settled down and moved the ball around on offense.
Bermuda was able to cut the lead to 11 before the end of the half.
The second half was very similar to the second half of game 1, Bermuda played poor transition defense and that killed Bermuda in the open court.
Offensively again Bermuda didn't move the ball enough to make their defense shift, couple that with poor outside shooting.
Bermuda found points were hard to come by, the effort was consistent but Bermuda lacked execution and paid the price.