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Sunday, January 20, 2019
Peters & Plymouth Whitemarsh Fall in Championship

Caelin Peters and his Plymouth Whitemarsh Colonial (PW) teammates lost in the Championship of the prestigious 36th Annual Burger King Classic at the Hagerty Event Center in Erie against the nationally ranked Kennedy Catholic (KC), a team that features five Division 1 recruits 58 - 43.

KC's Golden Eagles led 17-9 at the end of the opening quarter before exploding offensively to take a 42-20 lead at halftime.

Peters was tasked with defending Maceo Austin, a Dusquene commit who was currently averaging 23 points per game. In this contest, Austin would fire in 19 points to lead Kennedy Catholic, Ike Herster scored 15 and Oscar Tshiebwe ranked 32 by ESPN added 9 points and 17 rebounds.

Tshiebwe, who will play college hoops at West Virginia, set a Burger King Classic record with a 2-day total of 38 rebounds. This is the 36th year of the BK Classic.

For PW, Naheem McLeod led Plymouth Whitemarsh with 14 points and Peters added 10 points.

In the third quarter, Tsiebwe got a steal and drove down the court for what looked like an open dunk. Peters hustled back for a block against the future NBA player.

In the fourth Peters caught a pass on the wing and with a pump fake and dribble launched a three to narrow the lead. Peters has shown that he is capable of playing against blue chip talent in the US and has received interest from Lafayette College, American University, Siena College and other Division I Men’s programs.
Friday, January 18, 2019
Smith & Wilberforce Win Third Game in a Row

Amali Smith and her University of Wilberforce Women’s Basketball teammates defeated MUM 90 – 55 in their NAIA Women's Basketball matchup.

Wilberforce would outscore their opponents in each Quarter, the held a 23 – 8 lead at the end of the First Quarter, they would outscore MUM 20 – 19 in the Second Quarter to hold a 43 – 27 lead at the break.

In the Third Quarter Wilberforce would score 21 points and restrict MUM to 16 points to extend the lead to 25 with the score 64 – 39 with 1 Quarter to play.

In the Final Quarter Wilberforce would score 26 points to MUM’s 16 points to record the 35 point win.

Smith would play in 7 minutes, going 0 for 3 from the Field, she grabbed 1 Rebound and 1 Assist.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
BBA Winter League Season Underway

Gershon Kurt
The 2019 Bermuda Basketball Winter League sponsored by ONE Communications, got underway inside the Bermuda College Gymnasium with a double header that produced 217 points.

In the opener the Paget Flyboys defeated the Southampton Wolfpack 73 – 46, Gershon Kurt would lead the Paget Flyboys with 30 Points, he would also grab 14 Rebounds, to go along with 1 Assist, 1 Steal and 1 Blocked Shot.

Adam McDonald led the Southampton Wolfpack with 27 Points, he had 10 Rebounds, 3 Assists, 3 Steals and 1 Blocked Shot.

In the Second Game the Hamilton City Twisters defeated the Hamilton Parish Rockets 55 – 43. The Hamilton City Twisters were led to victory by Darae Smith who had 15 Points, 5 Rebounds and 2 Assists, while Gikai Clarke had 18 Points for the Hamilton Parish Rockets, he also had 3 Rebounds, 1 Assist and 2 Steals.
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Smith & Wilberforce Win Second Game in a Row

Amali Smith and her University of Wilberforce Women’s Basketball teammates defeated Lourdes 63 – 52.

Wilberforce would lead 16 – 11 after the first quarter, before taking a 33 – 19 lead into the locker room at the interval after scoring 17 points in the second quarter and restricting Lourdes to 8 points.

Lourdes would come out firing in the third quarter and outscored Wilberforce 22 – 14 to make the score 47 – 41 going into the final quarter.

Smith and Wilberforce would then outscore Lourdes 16 – 11 in the final quarter for the win.

Smith would come off the bench and play 1 minute grabbing a Rebound.
Monday, January 14, 2019
Peters Helps Plymouth Whitemarsh Win

Caelin Peters and Anthony Straface combined for 42 points to help power Plymouth Whitemarsh to a win over Upper Moreland.

Plymouth Whitemarsh jumped out to a big 19 – 7 lead after one quarter and were able to sustain their advantage the rest of the way en route to the victory.

Straface led all scorers with 22 points and Peters chipped in with 20. Jason Cherry contributed eight points for Plymouth Whitemarsh.

Peters went 9 for 11 from the Floor with Two Three Point Shots and several drives to the basket.

Upper Moreland, who put up a solid 31 points after halftime, were led by Byron Hopkins and Jahire Johnson, who both had 13 points. Jourdan Gregg was next for Upper Moreland with 10 points.
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