Brooks Leads LU To First Win & Lightning Stay Undefeated With Balanced Attack In Ladies Basketball Championship


Sucker Garden, St. Maarten – Week 3 of the Ladies Basketball Championship continued with 5 games consisting of 3 games in the U16 division and 2 games in the senior division.

The first game of the U16 Division saw Thunderz beat Learning Unlimited 10-3 and was led by Aisha Carty of Thunderz with 4 points and Aesha Gibson with 2 points for LU. In the second game, Lightning beat Learning Unlimited in a close contest 6-4 with Lightning having 3 players with 2 points and Abigail Jones of Learning Unlimited scoring all 4 points for her team.
In the third game of this division, Thunderz won 4-2 against Lightning with Joanne Laurence with 2 points for Thunderz and Kayla Robinson with 2 points for Lightning.

In the U16 division, Thunderz are 3-1, Lightning 2-2 and Learning Unlimited at 1-3.

Games continued with the senior division with Lightning taking on Thunderz as both were 2-0 coming into the game. Lightning started the game with stiffling defense and led 17-5 after the first quarter and 31-10 at the half and never looked back. Lightning won 54-32 and was led by Selah Fleming with 13 points, Tsjaquilla Jeffrey with 10 and Micaela Galva with 7. Thunderz was led by Chantel Hodge and Nicairi Ortiz-David with 10 points each.

The second senior division game saw Learning Unlimited face off against Bush T Remedy with each team looking for their first win. Learning Unlimited came out flying out the gate with lots of energy and lead 23-8 after the first quarter. Bush T Remedy fought back in the third to get it to 9 points but Learning Unlimited recovered and stretched the lead back to 18 points and won 69-51. Learning Unlimited was lead by Jakisha Brooks with 36 points,Rachael de Groot with 10 points and Ashley Matser with 9 points. Bush T Remedy was lead by Tiana Lionel with 28 points.

The senior division standings are Lightning at 3-0, Thunderz at 2-1, Learning Unlimited at 1-2 and Bush T Remedy at 0-3

Games continue this Sunday for the senior teams at 3pm as Bush T Remedy take on Thunderz and at 5pm Lightning VS Learning Unlimited. Entrance fee is $1 and food and drinks are on sale, so see you next Sunday!!

Game Highlights, pictures, game scores and schedule can be viewed on the Facebook page ‘Ladies Basketball Championship’. Highlights and full games can be seen on the Youtube page and short highlights can be seen on the Instagram page