Log In

Reset Password

Bermuda Under-19 side target top four

The Bermuda Basketball Association's Under-19 team are targeting an improved performance in their second appearance in the Heartlake Winter Classic in Brampton, Ontario, Canada.

Having appeared at the same tournament last year, the Bermudian team will be one of eight sides battling it out against one another between tomorrow and Wednesday at Heartlake High School. In preparation for the tournament, the team are taking part in two friendly matches, following up yesterday's scheduled encounter against Heartlake High School with a match against Brampton Christian High School today.

With the advantage of learning from last year's experience, head coach Kent Tacklyn is looking for a better showing from his team this time around.

“The goal, obviously, is to win the tournament but a more realistic goal would be to at least finish as one of the top four teams,” he said.

“Last year the team won one game and lost four, but this year I believe the team can do better defensively.”

The coach will be looking to lean on senior players, Jacy Lowery, Jermayne Dears, and Christian Liyange along with youngsters Adam MacDonald and Zakai Bean, returning from last year, to set the tone for the team, while he will also hope that first time players Seth Hardtman and Keishun Swan can have a big impact in the tournament.

High hopes: the Bermuda Under-19 team head out to Brampton, Ontario, for the Heartlake Winter Classic

You must be Registered or to post comment or to vote.

Published December 10, 2018 at 2:59 pm (Updated December 10, 2018 at 3:02 pm)

Bermuda Under-19 side target top four

What you
Need to
1. For a smooth experience with our commenting system we recommend that you use Internet Explorer 10 or higher, Firefox or Chrome Browsers. Additionally please clear both your browser's cache and cookies - How do I clear my cache and cookies?
2. Please respect the use of this community forum and its users.
3. Any poster that insults, threatens or verbally abuses another member, uses defamatory language, or deliberately disrupts discussions will be banned.
4. Users who violate the Terms of Service or any commenting rules will be banned.
5. Please stay on topic. "Trolling" to incite emotional responses and disrupt conversations will be deleted.
6. To understand further what is and isn't allowed and the actions we may take, please read our Terms of Service
7. To report breaches of the Terms of Service use the flag icon