BELIZE CITY, Mon. June 3, 2019– The Grand Finale of the nation’s premier youth league, the Ahmadiyya Basketball League 2019 Championship, was held, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, at the Swift Hall basketball court. Below are the results:
U-15 Championship Game – Belama Gators over Future Shock, 41-39. Belama – Ahmad Smith 11 pts, Delhart Dominguez 10 pts; Future Shock – Shane Pratt 12 pts, Kyle Castillo 11 pts. Sportsmanship Award given to Jahmir Young. Season MVP given to Harlem Noralez. Coach of the Year given to Mr. Clinton “Pulu” Lightburn.
U-19 Championship Game – Orange Court Generals over Tropic Air Defenders, 42-37. Orange Court Generals – Xylon Belgrave 14 pts, Phillip Parks 10 pts; Tropic Air Defenders – Michael Goff 10 pts. Sportsmanship Award winner – Greg Fisher (Northside Defenders). Season MVP Award winner – James Saunders (Tropic Air Defenders); Coach of the Year – Raymond “Spy” Sanchez (Punta Gorda U-19).
U-23 Championship Game – Gorilla Cutz over Orange Walk Rebels Jr., 47-29. Gorilla Cutz – Glency Lopez 14 pts, Sydney Bradley 10 pts; Orange Walk Rebels Jr. – Clinton Shaw 7 pts, Rasheed Reneau and Shemar White 5 pts each. Sportsmanship Award winner – Kyron Molina (Verdes Jr.). Season MVP Award winner – Raheem Thurton. Coach of the Year – Justin Usher (Gorilla Cutz).