St.Pauls Wins $1000 Cash in inaugural SKNABA Charles Morton Knockout Tournament
The St.Pauls Tuff Knots continues to show that they are the team to beat in this years 2015 SKNABA National Basketball League. The Former SKNABA National Champions and the undefeated 2014 “A” Division Champs easily swept through the inaugural Charles Morton Knockout Tournament at Basketball City on Friday evening.
A large crowd turned up at Basketball City to give support to one of the 14 Teams from across all the senior divisions including the Premier and “A” Divisions took part in the One Night Knock-Out Tourney. St.Pauls overcame 3 teams including the SANDY Point Fruta Falcons who they met in the finals.
The St.Pauls was once again led by their Big Man Nosharn Maynard who was easily the best player for the tournament and dominated the boards along with brother Noren Maynard who dominated the paint and Clayton Powell who ran circles around the Falcons backcourt defenders.
Coach of Falcons Sean “Bucksy” was confident going into the tournament and promised a finals victory. However the Tuff Knots definitely had the edge throughout the tournament and the finals was no different.
Mr Charles Morton was on hand to present the Cash Prizes to the two finalist team. The St.Pauls Tuff Knots received $1000 while the Sandy Point Fruta Falcons copped $500.
Mr Morton expressed his appreciation to the SKNABA for the recognition and expressed his desire and willingness to continue to provide support and guidance to the SKNABA and all it’s teams and players whenever and wherever is appropriate.
Buoyed by the success of the tournament the SKNABA has announced that similarm tournaments will be held during the course of the season.
$1000 is an embarrassment to the sport, the young men and their efforts. This is 2015 and we can do better to promote sports. No team should win any less than $50,000 for all the hard work and personal expense to these games. The management needs to do more to get sponsors and provide better financial rewards for the teams participating and the winning teams and First second and third spots. This is simply not good enough!!!!!