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Basketball squads named to oppose DC Jammers

The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation has shortlisted 33 players for possible selection on the President's senior and junior squads which will oppose the DC Jammers basketball team of the United States of America next month. Among the players short listed are former Caricom All Star guard Lugard Mohan, the exciting Andrew Ifill, Nkossi Gurrick and rising stars Steve Neils Jnr and Bruce Davis.

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Georgetown lift Best of Best Trophy in 90-88 thriller

GEORGETOWN captain Andrew Ifill receives winning trophy from GABF president Colonel Godwin McPherson. Ifill was also named Most Valuable Player of the tournament. GEORGETOWN took the Best of Best basketball trophy by edging Linden 90-88 in a breathtaking final of the Empire Trust Incorporated-sponsored tournament at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall on Friday night.

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Hamid calls for better security at basketball matches

Linden's senior basketball coach Abdulla Hamid has highlighted the need for better security and for trained table officials as some of the requirements if local basketball is to go places. Hamid made the recommendations following his side's 88-90 loss in the final of the Best of the best basketball series which concluded on Friday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. Hamid is a former national player who has also served as assistant coach of the national women's team to the CARICOM championships.

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Kudos to Chrissy and Bobby

Two young entrepreneurs have given lie to the belief that sport in Guyana can only progress if there is substantial government input. While governmental support in providing facilities is a must there are also several other factors that influence sporting progress. Chrissy Douglas and Bobby Cadogan, with initiative and drive have revived the game of basketball, brought back the fans and shown what is achievable if there are persons committed to working in the interest of something they love.

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Basketball referees attacked by players

Basketball referees Vijai Panday and Oswald Benjamin were victims of uncouth behaviour by players from Esso Pistons club which lost to Bounty Colts in the final of the Invitational tournament on Saturday night at the Cliff Anderson Sports. The match was awarded to Bounty Colts who led 72-71 with 23 seconds remaining after the referees were attacked by flying limbs and missiles, following a call made by Panday against Nolan Clarke of Esso Pistons.

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