Story Courtesy of the St. Kitts Amateur Basketball Association
Marvin Davis of St. Kitts has been named Men’s Basketball Player of the Week by the Florida Community College Athletic Association after leading his team to a pair of victories.
Mr. Davis, a freshman from Palmeto Point, plays for the Saints of Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Fla. The Saints recorded a pair of wins at the Florida JuCo Shootout and pushed their winning streak to a season-high four games as they head into a game against Cape Fear CC at the Santa Fe CC Gym.
Mr. Davis, a freshman from Palmeto Point, recorded two double-doubles in the recent wins. In his team’s 84-73 win over Palm Beach, he had 18 points and 11 rebounds. The next day, in a 72-66 overtime upset of then-No.5 Gulf Coast, he scored 11 points and pulled down 15 rebounds. Mr. Davis’ two-game averages are 14.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 2.0 blocks. In addition, he shot 71 percent (12-of-17) from the floor.
Mr. Davis is in the first year of a two-year scholarship to the Santa Fe Community.
Santa Fe is a member of the Florida Community College Activities Association and the National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA).
Othneil Hyligar of the Sandy Point Chappurtin Basketball Team was also very impressive in his opening series of games for the University of Maine-Fort Kent Bengals in the Sunrise Conference of the NJCAA.
Mr. Hyligar led his UMFK Bengals with 10 points and 10 rebounds in their loss to the Daeman College Wildcats. The dominating power forward has been having a superb freshman season thus far alongside fellow islander Hamil Bassue as both have become the focal point of the UMFK basketball team.
Mr. Bassue leads the Bengals in steals while Mr. Hyligar leads the Sunrise Conference in rebounds and is ranked in the top 40 in the nation in Division 2 basketball in offensive and overall rebounds, according to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics web site.
Mr. Bassue is in his third year of a four-year scholarship. Mr. Hyligar is in his freshman season.
Both former St. Kitts National Junior Team Standouts.