Gimme Five Foundation seeks to develop alliance with J'can basketballers

Brandon Jacobs
(right), one of the New
York based high school
basketball players
dribbles towards the
basket during an allstar
game at the end of
the Gimme Five
basketball camp in
Montego Bay recently.

MONTEGO BAY, St James -- Jamaica's youth basketball could benefit in the short term from an alliance with the New York-based Gimme Five Foundation which is in the midst of a tour to the island and has just completed a one-week camp at Cornwall College in Montego Bay. If coach Donald Francois is abl ... Read More

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KFC rewards participants of Star Search basketball camp

Thursday, August 06, 2015    

Campers at the Star Search Basketball Camp enjoy a game on the courts at GC Foster College

After a week of non-stop action, participants of the recently concluded 2015 Star Search basketball camp were more than excited to be rewarded for their hard work at the camp's annual awards ceremony at the GC Foster College. Mark Broomfield, president of the Jamaica Basketball Association (JABA), was joined by Trina Lowe of KFC in congratulating and awarding the participants following another successful staging. The camp's awards ceremony saw more than 40 campers being awarded in individual an ... Read More

Unbridled celebration as Jamaicans cop runners-up medal

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporters | Sunday, August 02, 2015    

Members of the jubilant Jamaica basketball team celebrate with coach Calvin Miartin (centre) after winning silver in the championhship match against Australia at the Special Olympics Summer games at Galen centre in Los Angeles yesterday. Australia won 43-24. (PHOTO: COLIN REID COURTESY OF DIGICEL, SCOTIABANK AND CHASE FUND)

CALIFORNIA, United States -- Jamaica's basketballers won silver in their division yesterday but they celebrated like true champions. Even Timothy Shriver, the chairman of the international Special Olympics movement, who was in the stands, joined the post-game congratulations on Court One. The Jamaicans went down 24-43 against the impressive Australians at the Galen Center here in Los Angeles, but they fought to the bitter end. In the third quarter, in particular, they shook the impressive Aus ... Read More

Basketballers win, but footballers continue to fall

Thursday, July 30, 2015    

Special Olympics Jamaica’s Owen McKoy goes high for the ball
ahead of Nikitas Sarantopoulos of Greece during basketball
action at the USC Galen Center on Tuesday.

CALIFORNIA, USA — Jamaica's basketball team here at the Special Olympics World Summer Games got off to a winning start after clipping Greece 38-36 in Tuesday evening's late game on Court Two at the Galen Center on the University of Southern California (USC) campus. The athletic Jamaicans led by as many as 10 points in the opening half, but Greece, who arguably possess the superior ball handlers, made a surge late in the encounter and nearly sneaked a win in the closing exchanges. Calvin ... Read More

Arnett Gardens rock Upper Room Church to retain basketball title

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, July 29, 2015    

Howard McCatty (left),
the outstanding servant
of Jamaica basketball
for over 40 years, as
player, coach, referee
and administrator,
presents the trophy
named in his honour to
John Brandt, Jnr, after
Arnett Gardens Rockers
won the Howard
McCatty Trophy at the
Anthony Spaulding
Sports Complex Courts
in Arnett Gardens on
Sunday. (PHOTOS:

THE community of Arnett Gardens was the scene of another title haul Sunday night when Arnett Gardens Rockers routed Upper Room Church 81-72 in the WorldNet Community Basketball League best-of-five finals to sweep the series 3-0 and lift the Howard McCatty Trophy in front of a massive crowd at the Anthony; Sports Complex Courts. Earlier in the football season, the Arnett Gardens Football Club won the 2014-2015 Red Stripe Premier League title for the fourth time. In basketball, the Rockers retai ... Read More

Arnett Gardens Rockers on top in WorldNet final

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Sunday, July 26, 2015    

A tenacious Upper Room Church, in their backyard court at Grants Pen, drove leaders Arnett Gardens Rockers to produce some of the best basketball of the season to come away 101-81 victors in the second match of the WorldNet Community Basketball best-of-five finals on Thursday night. The victory has put Arnett Gardens Rockers in the driving seat, a position from which it will take a Herculean effort from the Upper Room Church to dislodge them, as the struggle can be over by game three scheduled ... Read More



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