On Monday 3rd November, 2014 at 6:15 p.m. the enthusiastic team of young players played their very first friendly match against the Courts Jet Co-Ed Team. It was a very competitive and heated match between the young SALCC players and seasoned players of the Courts Jets Team. SALCC star player and Team Captain (Jean Michael Eloise) scored 28 points as SALCC maintained its lead with a 42-18 win over rival Courts Jets.
The first competitive match was held on Wednesday 5th November from 3:00 p.m. at the Vieux Fort Community Court against Vieux Fort Comprehensive Secondary School. The match was a one sided affair with Vieux Fort showing a lack of talent on the Court. Team SALCC was victorious with the final score 75 points to SALCC and 14 points to Vieux Fort. The victory could have been of a greater margin however team SALCC missed quite a number of easy lay ups. Most points for SALCC went to Jean Michael Eloise (Team Captain) with 19 points, 9 assists and 3 steals. The down side was that he had 7 turn-overs. Second top scorer was Allan Simon with 18 points, 6 assists and 4 steals. Jordan Florenville played reasonably well with 10 points, 2 assists and 3 steals. In spite of an impressive victory, the rebound effort of Team SALCC was poor and needed improvement.
The second competitive match was held on Wednesday 12th November, 2014 scheduled at3:00 p.m. at the Micoud Secondary School Court against Team Micoud Secondary School. The match started extremely late under very humid conditions. Team SALCC was as usual very impressive with most points for SALCC going to Allan Simon with 18 points. Second top scorer was Team Captain Jean Michael Eloise with 10 points, 7 assists and 7 steals. Team SALCC won this match with 58 points and Micoud Secondary with a score of 19.
The third competitive Match was scheduled for Monday 17th November, 2014 on the SALCC Court. SALCC was to go against Team Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School. Due to the inclement weather and the unavailability of a functional Basketball Rim/Backboard the match date was changed to the 21st November, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. to take place at the Beausejour Indoor Facility. The match was a very competitive one with Team Soufriere giving a good account of themselves and displaying their talents on the court. By the end of the game, SALCC defeated Soufriere Comprehensive. The MVP for Team SALCC was Allan Simon with 21 points and 6 steals. Jean Michael Eloise scored 10 points, 9 steals and 5 assists.
Team SALCC won all slated preliminary matches and qualified for the semi-final match. Team SALCC battled against Team Castries Comprehensive at the Beausejour Indoor Facility on Tuesday 2nd December, 2014. Once again, the match started extremely late at 5:05 p.m. SALCC defeat CCSS with a score of 86 to 12. Star players for the SALCC Team with Jean Michael Eloise with 22 points, 8 steals and 5 defensive rebounds. Allan Simon contributed to the win by scoring 18 points, 4 steals and 5 assists. Stanly Mitchel and Jaryl Bernard were also forceful and impressive team players.
Team SALCC proudly defeated all teams and qualified for the Finals. The date scheduled for the Final Match was Thursday 4th December, 2014 at the Beausejour Indoor Facility however there was a change to the date and venue of that match due to the unavailability of Ministry Officials. The new date was Friday 5th December, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at the Vigie Sports Complex. The proud team was to go against the very enthusiastic and competitive Soufriere Comprehensive Secondary School Basketball Team. The match commenced at 4:05 p.m. The basketball final played between SALCC and the Soufriere Comprehensive School ended prematurely due to injuries sustained by two players of the Soufriere Comprehensive School. Both accidents took place in the second quarter of the game with SALCC leading 20pts to 10.
The first injury was a spinal one which was attended to by non-medical personnel under the advice of a nurse who was present. An ambulance was not available and so the student remained lying on a makeshift stretcher.
The game recommenced. Within 15 – 20 minutes later another Soufriere player sustained an injury to the knee. After minutes of discussion and little to no action by Ministry Officials, Mr. Dane Magloire from the Ministry of Youth and Sports asked for ice and a bandage which was supplied from the SALCC team/bench. Soon after the ambulance arrived and so the first injured students were taken to the hospital. At this point the Teacher/Coach from Team Soufriere Comprehensive conceded and forfeited the finals. The officials informed the SALCC Team Manager and the Coaches that we had won the match. Final Points for Team SALCC was 20 and Soufriere Comprehensive 10.
Report by Miss Dora Henry (Team Manager)
- Category: Life on Campus
SALCC vs SDA (Match #1)
Congratulations to our team, who despite the late start, was in fine form. The game was 28 overs with SALCC Cricket Team scoring
- Christian Charlery(41),
- Milan David (41)
- Nyhymn Terrance (61)
- Adeju Hobson (43)
- Simeon Dalkhan (25)
- Allian Ashby (13) with some beautiful sixes and fours.
SDA team replying with 146-6.
Adeju Hobson, Christian Charlery, Jamie Mathurin and Teferi Trotman taking 1 wicket each and Milan David taking 2.
The second match was scheduled for Thursday, 26th February 2015 against the Entrepot Secondary at Monchy at 9.30 am.
SALCC vs Entrepot Secondary (Match #2)
After the toss Entrepot Secondary elected to bat. SALCC Cricket Team dispatched Entrepot Secondary 88 all out.
- Adeju Hobson took 1 wicket for 21 in 4 overs,
- Simeon took 2 wickets in 4 overs,
- Millan David 1 wicket in 5 overs and
- Jamie Mathurin 5 for 13 in 4.2 overs.
SALCC won in 6.2 overs with:
- Christian Charlery 11,
- Allian Ashby 19,
- Millan David 20 and
- Simeon Dalkhan 5 both not out with 89-2.
The Team in fine form batted some lovely sixes and fine fours to bring our team the win with the other team falling over themselves to try and get to the the balls.
Our next match will be Wednesday 4th March, 2015 at Gros Islet at 9.30 am against Castries Comprehensive Secondary School.
Report by Miss Sherran Noel (Team Manager)
- Category: Life on Campus