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News / Sports / Virgin Islands / June 3, 2018

ST. THOMAS — The Guidance Sports Club said on Saturday that its basketball teams recently participated in and won the 13-15 and the 16-18 divisions at the 5th Annual Roy Petersen, Sr. Memorial Basketball Tournament, which was held in St. Thomas from May 24-27.

The 13-15 and 16-18 teams each won first place in their respective divisions. The 13-15 team finished the competition with a 4-0 record topped off with a win in the final game against Jah Youths by a score of 45-38. The players on the 13-15 team were Deomari Forde, Quincy King, Christopher Molloy, Ky’Shawn Parris, Ty’Rique Parris, Ira Petersen, Brandon Rasmussen, Ahijaa Sweeney, and Jamar Ventura.

The following players from the 13-15 team received special acknowledgments: Brandon Rasmussen (Most Valuable Player); Ahijaa Sweeney (Most Assists); and Jamar Ventura (Most Steals).

According to the release, the 16-18 team finished with a record of 3-0 with a win over Dream Chasers in the championship game by a score of 62-29. The players on the 16-18 team were Emmanuel George, Dashaunne Graham, Leandre Harris, Kahdeem Horsford, Zion Jones, Zedi’Kayah Lake, Chad Molloy, and Christian Rasmussen. Zion Jones received awards for Most Steals, Most Blocks, as well as the Most Valuable Player in the 16-18 division.

The 9-12 team came in second place in their pool with a 1-1 record. The team was unable to advance to the championship round.

The players on the 9-12 team were Jahnoi Barnes, Amari Boodley, Jared Brown, K’mani George, Jaden Gonzalez, Tajahre Jarvis, Semaj Johnson, Nasir Melendez, Kyvon Parris, Jalique Smith, and Peter TeWinkle, according to the release.

Positive Guidance thanked all of its sponsors for their continued support and for making the organization’s latest trip a possibility and a “huge” success.

The club said it will be hosting a 6-week summer basketball camp for boys and girls ages 4-13 from June 25 to August 3. For more information, or if you would like to contribute to Guidance Sports Club to assist with travel expenses and/or supplies, contact Jose Gonzalez at (340) 277-6451 or via e-mail at [email protected] All donations would be tax-deductible.


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