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Stingers Win “Best Of The Best Title

GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS – The Sunland Stingers missed out on the Hugh Campbell crown but concluded their season with a new title to the local high school basketball scene – the best of the best.

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GRAND BAHAMA, BAHAMAS – The Sunland Stingers missed out on the Hugh Campbell crown but concluded their season with a new title to the local high school basketball scene – the best of the best.

In an all-Grand Bahama final, the Stingers defeated the Tabernacle Falcons 66-62 Monday night at the St. George’s Gymnasium to win the inaugural best of the best championship.

Edwin Ferguson delivered an MVP performance for the Stingers with a game-high 22 points.

Noah Bain scored 18 for the Falcons.

In addition to the top teams from Grand Bahama, the tournament field included the Hugh Campbell and GSSSA Champion C.I. Gibson Rattlers, the BAISS Champion C.W. Saunders Cougars, Anatol Rodgers Timberwolves, C.C. Sweeting Cobras, and Bimini’s Gateway Academy Eagles.

In senior girls, play, the C.R. Walker Knights defeated the St. John’s Giants in a best-of-three series. They took game one, 47-34, and game two 30-26.

Raynia Russell averaged 13 points per game and was named MVP. Reyanna Green led the Giants at 14 points per game.

A tournament of this nature featuring teams throughout the country, was readily welcomed in Grand Bahama after the discontinuation of the high school nationals in 2019.

Track and Field

Indea Cartwright continues a record-setting year for Bahamian women in the sprint hurdles.

After previously setting a school record for the Liberty Flames indoors in the 60m hurdles, Cartwright continued that momentum in her first outdoor meet of the season.

The Flames sophomore clocked 13.53 secs at Vert Stadium in North Carolina, for another school record in the 100m hurdles.

The previous mark of 13.65 secs stood since 2010. As previously mentioned cartwright also holds the 60m hurdles record at 8.16 seconds.

Baseball

The youngest winner of the Don’t Blink Home Run Derby at just 18-year-old, Breyias Dean said the milestone moment has done wonders for his confidence headed into a pivotal 2024 season.

The Miami Marlins prospect spent the bulk of his offseason training at home preparing for his second year at the pro level.

The highlight of his offseason, celebrating the Don’t Blink Home Run Derby title.

Last year in 47 games of the Dominican summer league, Dean hit .220 with 3 home runs, 20 RBI, a .346 slugging percentage and a .716 ops.

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