[Written by Patrick Bean]
Bermuda’s next crop of potential basketball stars are into preparation for a tour of Canada early the following month when they happen to be Brampton, Ontario — outside Toronto &mdash just; to play at the tenth edition of the center Lake Classic which features mostly senior high school teams at a Senior Varsity level, like the host institution Heart Lake SS.
It shall mark the next time competing at the function for Bermuda’ s U-19 squad and coach Kent Tacklyn spoke around to raised expectations this time around, year after getting a short feel for the tournament their first-time participating last.
The 2017 edition of the Bermuda squad went 1-4, with coach Tacklyn noting how neither of the contests were decided my lots of points because the local ballers all too often faded late in those games.
“Year however the record will not truly talk with how hard the team competed we went 1-4 last,” explained the coach, himself a onetime force on the list of local leagues at both youth and senior levels. “We lost focus in games and lost by some close scores late.
“This season would be to go completely the goal. Wee have a younger hungry crop that love the overall game &hellip really; and their telling me that their will undoubtedly be no taking of prisoners, they are going to create a stand, and stand onto it.
“The truth is we have a strategy to use still, however the enthusiasm is encouraging and bodes well for the success.”
year because of college/university commitments
The team has lost two players from last, with Jorel Mical and Smith Hardtman both engaged in careers as student/athletes.
At the classic you will find a double elimination format of play involving what’s likely to be 10 teams this season after having used eight squads from the events inception in 2008 and guarantees all registered teams at the very least three matches before being eliminated for the tournament. The more a team wins the more matches the said team plays in to the knock-out [single-elimination] round and consequent final.
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