The VI Jaguars won the 2015 Positive Guidance Tournament. The Jaguars won all five of its games. In game one, Jourdyn Rawlins scored 14 points, with 5 assists. His teammate, Jahsief Benjamin, scored 10 points. In the second game, Zayd Brannigan had 13 points and Benjamin scored 8 points. By the third game, Rawlins scored 23 points, Benjamin 9 points, and Jaalen Roberts 10 points. In game four, De'Shamoi Greaves had 16 points, with 6 steals. His teammate, Roberto Tapia scored 9 points. In the final game, Jahsheem Dawson had 18 points, JahFari Samuel had 12 points, and Khamani Olivacce had seven points.
Small Fry Basketball
Founded in 1968, Small Fry Basketball provides an opportunity for shorter boys and girls to excel in the sport of basketball, to travel, and to have fun. The program is developmental, yet extremely competitive, with an opportunity to meet new friends and compete on the international level. The Association consists of teams from all over the United States and the Caribbean. The competition culminates with the International and Friendship Championship Tournaments held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando Florida.
All team and player expenses, which includes travel expenses, league fees, uniforms, and equipment are fully sponsored. Each year the VI Jaguars travel to Puerto Rico, St. Croix, and to Florida to compete against other Small Fry Basketball teams. For more information on the Small Fry Basketball, you can visit their website by clicking here.
If your child is interested in trying out, please contact either Coach Fred Kopko at 773-590-4150 or Coach Wayne Harvey at 340-513-8740. You may also email Caribbean Rose at email@example.com. The VI Jaguars are sponsored by Caribbean Rose in cooperation with Neltjeberg Bay Enterprises.
2015 St. Croix Small Fry Basketball Tournament Results
In a unique crosstown title matchup, Ponce Constancia won its fourth championship with a 42-39 decision over Ponce Lomas, as Sebastian Lezcano hit a trio of threes to lead the way with 15 points. Fernando Gonzalez topped Lomas with 14 points.
Marquette Best toppled Robert Taylor in an all-Windy City third-place matchup and Chi-Town NBN claimed the consolation championship. Longtime officer Moe Reed had his name attached to the Friendship Tournament (won by BNB Outlawz) and first-time participant Colombia, South America earned the Friendship Sportsmanship Award.
The VI Jaguars upset the solo Pirates from Chicago, 48-43, in their first international tournament game. The Pirates were last year's champions. The Jaguars lost to Ponce Lomas of Puerto Rico, who advanced to the championship. St. Thomas lost the game, 40-32, and lost to ABB from Puerto Rico, 63-59. In the seventh-place game, the Jaguars won the game with a 46-22 victory against Chicago Heights. Some of the younger players, such as Nekwante Sprauve and Khamani Olivacca, scored in the final game. Overall, team captain Jourdyn Rawlins scored 61 points and added 29 points, 20 steals, five blocked shots and 13 assists in the tournament.
Shakeem Sackey had 30 points and six steals while Jahsief Benjamin had 39 points, 22 rebounds, eight assists and seven steals. Zayd Brannigan had 26 points, 23 rebounds, eight assists, and eight assists, and De'Shamoi Greaves had 38 points and eight steals. The Tournament concludes today with the final games. Overall the VI Jaguars placed seventh at the tournament.
The tournament featured teams from the US, Caribbean, and Columbia. Meanwhile, the Positive Guidance team from St. Croix did not advance to the international tournament but instead played in a consolation bracket.
2015 Small Fry Paradise Showdown March 13 - 15, 2015
2015 Small Fry International Basketball Tournament Results
The 2015 VI Jaguars Basketball Team