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Bermuda suffer heavy defeat

Bermuda’s basketball team

Bermuda crashed to a heavy defeat in their Cayman Basketball Festival opener at the John Gray High School in the Cayman Islands yesterday.

The men’s national team went down 85-49 against the host nation who capitalised on their opponent’s poor execution on both ends of the court and turnovers.

Kai Robinson and Joshua O’Garro led the Caymans’ scoring with 23 and 22 points.

Bermuda’s Jorel Smith led all scorers with 24 points.

“The Cayman Under-19 team are a good team, [but] the scoreline is not reflective of the game,” Kent Tacklyn, the Bermuda head coach, said.

“The Bermuda team had a four-point second quarter, not reflective of the Caymans’ defence, we just didn’t execute the way we should have. We turned the ball over too many times.

“In the second quarter, the players lost focus and Cayman capitalised.”

Bermuda will be looking to bounce back when they meet Port Arthur, Texas, the remaining team competing at the event, in their second match at the John Gray High School today. They will also play Cayman again today before closing out against Port Arthur tomorrow.

Port Arthur were scheduled to face Cayman in their tournament opener last night.

The top team at the end of the double round-robin tournament will be crowned champions.