By Carlena Knight
The curtains came down last Saturday for the Cyclones Summer Basketball League in Liberta.
Young Warriors walked away with the top honours in the Under-16 category after sweeping Mean Machine 2-0 in the best of three finals, winning 15-7 in Game one and 19-15 in Game two.
The champion team also walked away with a number of other awards to include a third-place trophy in the league and a Most Valuable, as well as the Leading Scorer award, which went to Zorah Richards.
Onika Charles was named the Most Disciplined Player in the same age group.
Shala Williams was awarded the Most Promising Player while Shakina Jarvis was the Hardest Worker.
Black Panthers were crowned the League Champions, while Jaguars settled for second place.
Meanwhile, in the Under-13 division, Black Lightning were named the champions, while Ball Hawks and Lady Titans finished second and third, respectively.
Shakorah Prince was named the MVP and Leading Scorer in that category while the Hardest Worker award went to Rikaehla Pelle.
Kenisha James walked away with the Most Improved title, while Kiara Henry and Tichell Josiah were adjudged the Most Disciplined players.
The organiser of the Cyclones Summer Basketball League, Oslyn “Pigeon”Gregory, thanked the teams, coaches, parents, sponsors and fans for their support in the successful running of the league and encouraged not only other coaches within the ministry, but also from sporting clubs, to place more emphasis on the female basketball programme in Antigua and Barbuda.