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Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Busy 2015 for National Basketball Teams

Chris Crumpler could be busy in 2015
The Bermuda Basketball Association are looking forward to a busy 2015, with things heating up at the end of the first month of the year.

January 31st, the Caribbean Basketball Confederation will be holding its annual Congress in Bridgetown, Barbados.

March 10th – March 15th a Men’s Bermuda select team will be competing against a Guyana Select Team in Georgetown, Guyana.

June 14th – June 21st, Bermuda Men’s National Basketball team will compete in the 2015, Caribbean Basketball Confederation (CBC) Senior Championship, to be held in Tortola, British Virgin Islands.

June 24th – July 4th, Bermuda Men’s and Women’s National teams will be competing in the 2015 Island Games in Jersey, UK.
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Island Basketball League Triple Header Round Up

Action from Cedarbridge
A Triple-Header in the CellOne Island Basketball League inside the Cedarbridge Academy Gymnasium that produced a total of 242 points was the final action in the league before the Christmas break.

In the Ladies game the Fly Girls remain unbeaten with a 37-14 win over the Court Queens, Inshanae Smith scored 12 points for the Fly Girls, while the Court Queens were led by Tashay Gibbons with 5 points.

The Thunder Cats who are 6-0 on the season defeated the 0-6 Court Kings 49 – 43, Chris Crumpler scored 15 points for the Thunder Cats, while the Court Kings were led by Christian Fiddick who had a game high 20 points.

The game of the week saw the Flyboys' record a 53-46 win over the Rim Rockers. The Flyboys’ were led to victory by Kareem O'Conner with 13 points, while Rocky Fox scored a game high 20 points for the Rim Rockers.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Island Basketball League Double Header Round Up

A total of 211 points were scored as the CellOne Island Basketball League continued inside the Somersfield Academy Gymnasium with a Men’s Double-Header.

With the Christmas and New Year’s Break approaching the Crossfire Ballers go in with a 5 and 1 record on the season with their 67-42 win over the now 3 & 3 Twisters'.

The Crossfire Ballers were led to victory by Dean Jones with a game high 21 points, while Gikai Clark scored 11 points for the Twisters’.

The Hoop Stars move to 3 & 3 on the season with a 55-47 win over Sky Force who are now 2 & 4 on the season, Jonny Lugo scored 18 points for the Hoop Stars, with Calvert Lee scoring 17 points for the Sky Force.

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Island Basketball League Triple Header Round Up

The CellOne Island Basketball League continued inside the Cedarbridge Academy Gymnasium with a Triple-Header, that produced a total of 262 points.

In the single Women’s game, the Fly Girls defeated the Lady Hawks 35 – 20. Di Trew scored a game high 14 points for the Fly Girls, while Laura Husbands scored 8 points for the Lady Hawks.

In the Men’s opener the Cross Fire Ballers defeated Sky Force 55 – 48. Dean Jones scored a game high 23 points for the Cross Fire Ballers, while Marcus Robinson scored 16 points for Sky Force.

Johnny Lugo scored a game high 16 points to lead the Hoop Stars to a 58 – 46 win over the Twisters, Gikai Clarke scored 12 points for the Twisters.
Friday, November 28, 2014
Hurricane Basketball Academy Two New Programs

Team Hurricane Basketball Academy, announced two new programs for its 2014-2015 season. On the academic front, to ensure that scholar athletes develop academically and socially while honing their competitive skills in basketball, Team Hurricane Basketball Academy has launched the Students First Educational Program.

Team Hurricane’s Students First Educational Program is organized and overseen by Registered Psychologist, Dr. Mellisa Gibbons Tankard of HARTT Services and former Project Director of Higher Achievers Afterschool Program in Washington DC. “Consistent with established programs that focus on developing the scholar athlete, Students First provides direct academic assistance for students in the form of academic screening, individualized tutoring (based on perceived needs) and guidance towards other professionals that can assist with their long term career goals on and off the basketball court. This program has merit and potential and can assist Team Hurricane coaches with providing updated information as to the overall potential of the student when recruiters express interest in a player.”

On the athletic side, in keeping with its mission to provide the best competitive basketball experience for student-athletes who want to pursue a college education, Team Hurricane is aligning with Alexander Basketball Academy to hold the Team Hurricane-Global Squad Invitational Skills Camp. The fostering of such relationships serves to benefit Bermuda’s student-athletes as Team Hurricane works with other basketball academies experienced in bringing international players to U.S. college coaches.

Alexander Basketball Academy (ABA) is a basketball training organization dedicated to helping international athletes achieve their basketball related goals and reach the “next level.” For nearly 10 years ABA players have reached their highest potential by utilizing cutting-edge training techniques and a distinctive coaching style that stresses physical improvement, mental growth, and leadership. Alexander Basketball Academy is led by John Alexander. John played 4 years of college basketball at Washington College (Chestertown, Maryland) where he was captain and three time Defensive Player of the Year.

Planned for the weekend of April 10th, 2015 at Bermuda College, the main objective of the Team Hurricane – Global Squad Invitational Skills Camp will be to teach players how to develop their individual basketball skills whether on their own or with a small group of friends. Student-athletes will learn fundamental training techniques including proper footwork, speed, agility, ball-handling, and shooting. At camps end players will have the tools necessary to train at a high level regardless of where they live or the facilities at their disposal. Just as importantly, the camp seeks to identify those student-athletes with the talent to play college basketball in the United States.

Founder and Head Coach, Doug Reed, is pleased with the launch of Team Hurricane’s new initiatives. “These programs allow Team Hurricane Basketball Academy to continue to provide a platform in which student-athletes can train, develop and reach their academic and athletic potential.”

To learn more about Team Hurricane programs as well as learn how you can support the Team Hurricane Basketball Academy, please contact Coach Doug Reed at 504-1962 and/or hurricanehoops@outlook.com. Also, follow Team Hurricane on our Team Hurricane Basketball Academy Facebook Page, as well as on our blog http://hurricanehoops.blogspot.com, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/hurricanehoops1.
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