ST.KITTS: Deputy Prime Minister Affirms Government’s Commitment to Indoor Sports Facility as He Officially Opens the 2015 St.Kitts-Nevis National Basketball League

Tuff Knots vs Exodus

Hon Richards and SKNABA Executive Inspects teams

The SKNABA St.Kitts-Nevis 2015 National  Basketball League got underway this past Sunday April 12th, at the Basketball City  with the opening ceremony and Premier Division Season Openers.

The Opening saw the traditional March Pass which featured some 21 teams from the Junor, “:A” and Premier Divisions, of the 30 plus Teams in the League.

The Inspection of Teams was done by SKNABA President Kenroy Tobias along with Director of Sports Jeffrey Hazel and the Minister of Sports Hon. Shawn K. Richards.Hon Shawn Richards

Hon Richards with Members of the SKNABA Executive

Hon Richards with Members of the SKNABA Executive

Director Hazel also gave brief remarks on behalf of his Ministry while Vice President OF SKNABA Emma Warner-Paul  presented on behalf of the Association. The Ceremony and afternoon’s proceedings was chaired by SKNABA Secretary-General Wallis Wilkin.

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Sports Hon. Shawn K. Richards Officially declared the annual tournament opened. In his remarks  the newly elected Sports Minister affirmed his government’s commitment to the construction of an indoor multi-sport facility to accommodate Basketball along with Netball and Volleyball.

The SKNABA has been lobbying to no avail to succeeding governments for decades  for the development of an Indoor  Facility for Basketball.

Tuff Knots vs Exodus

Tuff Knots vs Exodus

The Opening Ceremony was immediately followed by two exciting Premier Division Games. Former Champions the SOL Fig Tree Dirt Revellers defeated the multi-time champions Hitters 96-88. Tamboura Caines led Fig Tree with 30 pts while Daryl Lewis led Hitters and all scorers with 34 pts.SKNABA Fans

In Game two the two defending champions Challengers Exodus defeated former Champions Kittitian Hill St.Pauls Tuff Knots in an overtime thriller .


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