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Saturday, August 12, 2017
Bermuda's Numbers in Basketball Challenge

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Bermuda’s participation in the 2017 World Indigenous Basketball Challenge at the University of British Columbia, came to an end with a record of 1 win and 2 defeats.

Bermuda despite their two defeats outscored their opponents 206 - 202.

Skidegate Saints defeated the Bermuda National Team - 75 - 68 in their opener, Bermuda would then fall in their second game by 10 points to ITA Native Sports 78 – 68.

Bermuda defeated Gitxsan 70 – 49.

Bermuda was led in the scoring department by Linden Jackson who scored 69 points in the three games,

Te'Jour Riley scored a three game total of 39 points and Dion Easton scored 21 points.

Riley led the team in the Rebound department grabbing 20 boards, John Lee grabbed 16 rebounds and Easton had 15 rebounds.

Friday, August 11, 2017
Bermuda Go To 1 & 2 in Basketball Challenge

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Following their second defeat of the World Indigenous Basketball Challenge going on at the University of British Columbia,

Bermuda went down by 7 points in their opener with the Skidegate Saints winning 75 – 68, Bermuda would then fall in their second game by 10 points to ITA Native Sports 78 – 68.

Bermuda was looking to rebound in their third game as they took to the court to face off against Gitxsan defeating their opponents 70 – 49.

Bermuda lead Gitxsan by one point at the end of the first period 20 – 19.

Bermuda opened up an 11 point lead at the half as they outscored Gitxsan 19 – 9 to lead 39 – 28 at the break.

Bermuda would stay consistent in the third period scoring 18 points and holding their opponents to 12 as they entered the final period with the score 57 – 40.

Bermuda held Gitxsan to just 9 final period points, while scoring 13 of their own on their way to the 21 point win.

Bermuda was led by Linden Jackson who scored a game high 20 points, while Mykal Glasgow added 11 points.


Jackson also had 8 rebounds, 3 assist, 3Steals and 1 Blocked Shot.
Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Bermuda Go Down in Basketball Challenge Opener

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Game 6 of the World Indigenous Basketball Challenge Men's Bracket, saw Bermuda go up against the Skidegate Saints.

Bermuda went down by 7 points in their opener with the Skidegate Saints defeating the Bermuda National Team - 75 - 68.

Linden Jackson scored a game high 24 points for the Bermuda National Team.

Monday, August 07, 2017
Bermuda to Compete in World Indigenous Challenge
Bermuda will take part in the World Indigenous Basketball Challenge that gets underway August 8th - 12th at University of British Columbia's War Memorial Gym.

This year's tournament will feature 16 Men's teams and 8 Women's teams.

Each International team including Bermuda will play a North American team in the first round.

Although www.islandstats.com has not been given a team, we can report that they will take on Skidegate Saints in their opener.

Saturday, August 05, 2017
Countdown to Digicel NBA Jumpstart Camps

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Digicel and the National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that the Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Camps will return to the Caribbean for the third consecutive year, with events taking place August 6th-8th in Trinidad and Tobago, and August 10th-12th in Jamaica.

NBA player Raul Neto of the Utah Jazz (Brazil) and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Assistant Coach, Ed Pinckney, will make appearances and be on hand to provide instructions at the camps, which will bring together more than 120 of the top boys and girls basketball players between the ages of 15-17 years old.

Each market will feature three-day camps run by the NBA International Basketball Operations staff, with boys and girls receiving instruction on life skills, individual player development, 5-on-5 games, and more from NBA talent and top Caribbean coaches.

“This is a remarkable opportunity for the kids. What youngster who is serious about basketball wouldn’t want to meet and learn from the people at the highest level,” said Digicel’s Head of Sponsorships Ben Bradley. “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the NBA once again to deliver this unique experience to these kids - experience that will ultimately help develop them and preserve basketball in the region for years to come,”

“Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Camps have been a big success over the last two years thanks to the tremendous efforts of our partner Digicel and our passionate fans across the Caribbean,” said NBA Latin America Vice President & Managing Director Arnon de Mello. “This program embodies the NBA’s commitment to growing basketball while teaching the values of the game, including teamwork, respect and leadership.”

The Digicel NBA Jumpstart Basketball Camps will be available to view across Digicel’s social platforms and on SportsMax.

In March 2015, Digicel and the NBA announced a multiyear partnership that delivers live games and extensive NBA programming to more than 30 Caribbean territories through SportsMax – making Digicel the Official Wireless Partner of the NBA in the region.

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