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City youth shoot hoops, not guns Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

In the Police Department’s Sprite Eastern Division Youth Basketball Cup Tournament 2018, 150 young men decided to shoot hoops, not guns, and play positive basketball games. The games exist as a positive outlet of intervention through sports to dissuade youths from committing acts of crime and violence. The participants of the tournament ranged from 16 to 40 who made up 13 basketball teams from different high risk communities of Belize City.

The games were played at the Buttonwood Bay basketball court on Saturday, April 7. In the 1st game, Complex Admirals, who scored 89 points, competed against Park Ballarz, who scored 73 points. Brothers Akeem Baptist & Raheem Baptist top scored with 24 points each. The second game saw Freetown Hitters competing against 3rd World Avengers with Freetown Hitters winning by default. In game 3, Lake Land Boyz scored 47 points while playing against Southside Warriors who scored 41 points. Tyrese Usher top scored 13 points during this round. In round 4 of the games, Hard Rock A.B.S. Boyz scored 60 points while Kraal Road Boyz scored 49; Kevin Hamilton top scored in this round of competition with 20 points. In the fifth and final round of competition, Lake I Boyz won with 45 points against Buttonwood Bay Boyz who scored 41 points. In this last round, Justin Wade top scored with 14 points.