St Pauls And St Peters Grab SKNABA Division Titles Jermine Abel Story Updated: September 14th 2015 at 12:51 pm Premier Division Winners- St Paul’s Tuff Knots posing with the trophy and Minister of Sport. the Hon. Shawn Richards.
After a long hard fought season, two teams with different styles of play came out on top in their respective divisions, when the dust settled in the St. Kitts-Nevis Amateur Basketball Association (SKNABA) Playoffs over the weekend. St Pauls Tuff Knots and St Peters Runnerz captured the Premier and A Division titles respectively. Playing in the Premier Division finals last evening, St Pauls Tuff Knots hammered the Rams Hitters by 19 points, 87-68, to lift the title and bragging rights for the next year. Hitters’ Tyrone Hutchinson scored a game high 22 points but that failed to save his team from the drubbing that was inflicted. Captain of the Tuff Knots, Nashorn Maynard was judged the Most Valuable Player (MVP), top scoring for his team with 20 points. He gained support with a double-double from Karis Douglas ( 18 points and 11 rebounds) and Clayton Powell- 17-points, 4-rebounds and 4-assists. St. Pauls Tuff Knots won the best of five series 3-2. Meanwhile, in Saturday’s ‘A Division’ finals series between the St. Peters Runnerz and the S. L Hosfords Ghetto Roots, the team from Monkey Hill came out victorious 97-94, and took the championship 3-2. Playing on a warm evening at Basketball City, Josihia Morton from St Peters played a strong offensive game for his team, putting-up 25 points and grabbing 8 rebounds. He was assisted by Jared Clarke who chipped in with 25 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. Keithly Hicks produced a game high 36 points and 17 rebounds for Ghetto Roots but that did not stop them from going under. Berly Francis also from Ghetto Roots pocketed a double- double, 16 points and 10 rebound, to give Hicks support. Both teams have been promoted to the Premier Division for the 2015/2016 season.