ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Kwakwani Secondary School of Guyana ended their visit of a three-match basketball series to Antigua on a winning note while taking the series, two-nil, with rain having the better of the second game.
Kwakwani overcame Clare Hall Secondary School, 78-73, in the opening match at Noel “Nyah” Roberts Complex in Lower Ottos.
Rain washed out the second game at the same venue on Wednesday against Antigua State College, but not before Kwakwani had the upper hand, 26-24.
However, despite the misunderstanding between president of Antigua & Barbuda Basketball Association (ABBA), Jules Bowen, and Assistant Director of Sports Evans “Jawakie” Jones over a letter requesting permission for the games to be played at JSC Sports Complex, the third and final match was played at the said venue without the letter being furnished.
In that match, Kwakwani beat ABBA Future Stars, 54-53, in a very tight finish.
Jones said the last game at JSC was in the best interest of the development of the sport, and that the Ministry of Sports is very thankful to the coach and players of Kwakwani Secondary School for their initiative to come to Antigua during the period from July 15 to 22.
Jones commended Kwakwani’s Dominique Douglas for his dribbling, running and shooting skills.
He also suggested that based on the quality of play by Kwakwani, Antigua & Barbuda is encouraged to facilitate a recuperative tour to Guyana in July 2013.