Chase Collegiate School youth team hailing from Connecticut, United States couldn’t be stopped as they went undefeated in the 10th Annual Gillian Brazier Shoot-Out staged at the JSC Sports Complex from December 26-30, 2009.
What really stood out was that there were only five teams and everybody had to battle each other which made it very competitive. That was a good situation for all the teams and the fans.
With a flawless record of five wins and no losses, Chase Collegiate defeated St Kitts convincingly in the finals, 61-43 to capture the Gillian Brazier Shoot-Out championship.
St Kitts grabbed the silver after bagging three wins with their two losses coming at the hands of the same team so they did very well in the tournament.
Lady Express defeated Wadadli Wildcats for the third place slot by two points, 50-48. Lady Express ended the tournament with 2 wins and three losses, while the Wildcats also end on the same note, 2-3.
The defending champs Lady Vipers did not win a single game.
Chase’s Onyesonam Nolisa showed why she was named the best player of the tournament when she captured almost every award that was offered.
Nolisa won Most Points, Most Block Shots, Most Steals, Most Outstanding rookie and the MVP award.
This is a player that could very well be going places in the sport. Most Offensive Rebounds also went to Chase, however, Gabby Mouzon grabbed this token.
Kebra Nanton took the Most Defensive Rebound title for the Vipers. For the Wildcats, Dahlia Clarke won the Most Assists award, while Kishona “Kiki” Aubrey won the student athlete scholarship to ABIIT.
MOP for the five teams were: Lady Express’ Amanda Edwards, Chase’s Nolisa, Lady Vipers’ Nanton, Wildcats’ Aubrey and St Kitts’ Shacarma Warner.
The tournament was mainly sponsored by Hutchinsons (Antigua) Ltd, APUA, FCIB, ABIIT, GIGI Industries, Subway, and Harney Motors.