Rose’s 41 points is the highest by a Guyanese at the Caricom C/ships

first_imgEighteen-year-old Guyanese basketball sensation, Stanton Rose, recreated history Monday night at the CARICOM Basketball Championships currently underway in neighbouring Suriname. The Guyana skipper, whose 41 points ensured that his team remained unbeaten in the championships and maintained their unbeaten record against St. Vincent and the Grenadines,in the process, also became the highest individual scorer for Guyana at the CBC level. Rose eclipsed the previous highest score by a Guyanese of 38 points scored by DC Jammers’ Kerron McKenzie against the same opponents in 2011 at the Kennedy Isaacs Gymnasium in Nassau, Bahamas. Guyana won that clash by 93 points to 64.In 2014, Guyana also defeated St. Vincent and the Grenadines 86 to 72.  Former NBA professional Rawle Marshall led from the front with 28 points while Ray Victor supported the skipper with 22 points.Gordon Klaiber added 14 points and Andrew `Mr Dunk’ Ifill 11 points. Below are the players with 40 plus points performance in the CARICOM Basketball Championships.  Brian John –Trinidad, 40 points vs Suriname, National Sports Hall 1981.Andrew Kennedy – Jamaica, 45 points vs Martinique 1985, Barbados. Rumeal Robinson- Jamaica, 40 points vs Trinidad and Tobago, Jean Pierre Complex, 1996.Stanton Rose, 41 points vs St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Anthony Nesty Sports Hal, Paramaribo, Suriname.Meanwhile, Rose and his troops obviously buoyed by the St. Vincent victory, will take on St. Lucia in their next assignment. The last time Guyana engaged St. Lucia was in July, 1996 at the 13th Caricom Championship in Trinidad and Tobago. Guyana, on that occasion was led by Raven’s Lugard Rohan.Playing at the St. Paul’s Gymnasium, Guyana, backed by some awesome shooting from Rawlwin Loncke 12 points, Centre Lorenzo Withrite 14 points , Dane Kendall 12 points  and  Orin `Baby’ Mohan 12 points, destroyed St. Lucia 86 to 63.The 1996 Team that humbled St. Lucia:Lugard Mohan –Captain, Ravens Orin Mohan – RavensRawlwin Loncke- PacesettersLancelot Loncke- Globetrotters Remington Ram- GlobetrottersLorenzo Withrite – ColtsDane Kendall-Colts Robert Cadogan – PacesettersDon Fletcher- EaglesWayne Bristol- D.C Jammers Steven Nurse- D.C JammersPierre Goddette- D.C JammersTheron  Ceasar- Coachlast_img

Falode Commends Sports Minister on Adoption Campaign

first_img“The adoption of the rehabilitation and renovations of the two biggest national stadia in Nigeria by two private individuals was monumental and a great achievement by the Sports Minister. The adoption saw billionaire businessmen, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Chief Kessington Adebutu, adopted the MKO Abiola Stadium, Abuja and the National Stadium, Surulere, respectively.”Falode, who is a member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation showered encomiums on the Youth and Sports Development Minister for his achievements thus far in sports development.She told journalists in Lagos at the weekend, that: “No doubt, It is a laudable initiative, if you ask me. In my history of being a sports person, I have not seen this kind of initiative. She admitted“I love his drive, his passion and initiative in the area of sports development. I so much love what he has been putting together in the adopt campaign initiative.“I have seen him in a number of sports events especially youth events, that shows he is ready to take our sports to the next level. I think he has a blue print before he came on board and that has given him the edge over his predecessors. Aisha saidThe Nigerian Sports Amazon urged sports lover in the country to pray for the Minister to do more, and called on all well-meaning Nigerians and stakeholders to support the Sports Minister’s bold initiative, ideas and vision to move the country’s sports to the next level.“The Sports Minister is in the right direction, he is on the right path, all I want to do is pray to God to continue to bestow on him, the wisdom, knowledge and strength to achieve great results for Nigerian sports.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The Chairperson of the Nigeria Women Football League, Aisha Falode, has commended the initiatives of the Sports Minister, Sunday Dare, which she said would help the further development of sports in the country.“The Minister who was the special guest of honour at the final of the Nigeria Women Premier League Super 4, promised to help the women’s league develop further by ensuring quality sponsorships that would take the gender game to the next level.”She added that, the ‘Adopt Campaign’ initiative which the Minister brought to fore last week, has started yielding positive results, with the adoption of some elite Nigerian athletes who have qualified for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Aisha Falodelast_img read more