New Champs at All Star Weekend

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Defender Jamie Peterkin (14) of the Celebrity/Sponsors attempts to block this shot while playing against the SLBF All Stars.

It is often said “winning a title is sometimes more difficult than defending it.” That was certainly the case when the St Lucia National Basketball Federation (SLBF) staged their All Star Weekend at the Beausejour Indoor Facility.

Turns out not a single title was retained, as new champions emerged in each of the events staged on All Star Weekend. Saturday’s SLBF Skills Challenge 2013 was won by Durocher Antoine from Canaries Moon River. The Cell Life is Mobile Three Point Shootout champion is Linzell Alcee from Soufriere. The EDL Monster Slam Dunk winner was Joel Polius from ISE Academy.

The first ever Celebrity game resulted in a win for the Celebrity/Sponsors with an impressive 53-42 victory over the SLBF All Stars. They were led by Francis ‘Leebo’ De Lima who received the MVP of the Celebrity Game.

The All Star Weekend concluded with the All Star Game. The Division One All Stars led by Slam Dunk champion Polius, sneaked away with a one-point win over the
Premier League All Stars
79-78.

Polius was named MVP for his 21 points and 11 rebounds while steering the Division One All Stars to victory.

In other news, all Division One regular season games in the National Men’s Basketball League are completed.ISE Academy finished on top in the division with a perfect 10-0 won loss record for 20 points, followed by Soufriere Sulphur Stars at 7-5 (17 pts), Combined Schools 5-5 (15 pts), Lions 4-6 (14 pts), Veterans United/Old Boys United (13 pts), Micoud Hustlerz 1-9 (11pts).

The top four teams move to the semi-finals today (Saturday) at the Beausejour Indoor Facility. In the first semi-final at 6 pm Combined Schools faces Soufriere Sulphur Stars. In the second semi-final at 8 pm ISE Academy plays Bois d’Orange Lions.

The last regular season Premiere League game was played Thursday evening. In Dennery, Babonneau Dynasty got past the home team (Dennery) 79-75, behind a stellar performance from
Darnvi St Marthe. He was awarded the Dominos
Player of the Game with a personal best 25 points and seven rebounds.

In Premiere League standings Courts Jets placed first with a 9-3 won loss record for 21 points, followed by VBCC Warlords 8-4 (20 pts), Dennery 8-4 (20 pts), Babonneau Dynasty 7-5 (19 pts), Morne Gladiators 5-7 (17 pts), Canaries Moon River 5-7 (17 pts), BBC 0-12 (12 pts).

The semi-finals in the Premiere League take place Sunday at the Beausejour Indoor Facility. In the first semi-final match at 6 pm, Dennery goes up against VBCC Warlords and at 8 pm Courts Jets take on Babonneau Dynasty.

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