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Awards given out for Fr. Marcian

Minister of Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard reminded student-athletes who competed in the 26th Annual Father Marcian Peters Basketball Tournament, yesterday, just how great they are, calling them”the best of the best in the entire Bahamas.”

Maynard’s words of inspiration rang through the Kendal G.L. Isaacs national Gymnasium during the awards presentation for the New Providence based schools, which competed in the annual tournament held in December, 2010. Family Islands schools and athletes that won awards were the first to receive their hardware when Minister Maynard, Director of Sports Timothy Munnings and ministry official Michael ‘Scooter’ Reid visited the respective islands.

Minister Maynard said yesterday: ”None of the other tournaments held in the country is as big as this tournament.We had 111 teams participate in this tournament. During the course of this tournament we played over 200 games and so all of you here who are assembled as a team or individual winners of different categories, you are the best of the best in the entire Bahamas.”

“So when I ask if any of you feel like winners, you are suppose to be trying to hit the roof. That is how loud and happy you are supposed to be, because that is how proud I am of all of you. This year was very competitive. There were six categories, three were won by New Providence based schools and three by Family Island schools, so it was truly a national effort this time. It wasn’t all about Nassau or Grand Bahama, it was spread throughout the country. Harbour Island, they deserve special praise because they won two divisions.”

Harbour Island All-Age won the Primary Boys and Junior Girls division, San Salvador captured the Intermediate Boys and Temple Christian, the Primary Girls. The Senior Girls title was won by R.M. Bailey and the Junior Boys title was won by D.W. Davis. The Most Outstanding School award was presented to Harbour Island All-Age, which had a combined total of 436 points. San Salvador followed with 421 points, D.W. Davis had 369 and Temple Christian finished with 275 points.

The Most Outstanding Coaches awards were won by Nekeno Demeritte from Temple Christian, Brent Dean and Stuartvette Cleare from Harbour Island All-Age, Mark Hanna from D.W. Davis, Stephen Brown from San Salvador and Keisha Miller from R.M. Bailey. Other award categories were All-Tournament teams, Most Block Shots, points scored, assists, rebounds and steals.

The Most Valuable Player awards titles were captured by Dachye Stubbs, Trae Davis, Isis Wilson, N. Rolle, Solomon Williams and Ariel Stuart.

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