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Guyana continued its losing streak at the CBC in the BVI losing to the US Virgin Islands 95-75. Captain Rawle Marshall scored a game high 23 with Andrew Ifill 14 and Gordon Klaiber 12 adding support for the starters. Shane Webster came off the bench and supported with 10. Akeem Kankai and Dwayne Roberts had a wretched game scoring only 7 points between them. But the poor performance on court may have been influenced by off court distractions that threaten the very participation of not only the Men but the women who are expected at the Championships from July 8. The organisers are questioning the National status of Gordon Klaiber who was born in Guyana. The Guyana team refused to take the court before the start of the first game and were later persuaded to do so. The Guyana Amateur Basketball Federation basketball federation in a strongly worded response reiterated that the players they have sent up are eligible. Guyana earlier today played Barbados in their third match. So far Barbados in Guyana’s group B is also to win a game as ids St Vincent and the Grenadines in Group A. Cuba leads group A with 4 ponts while the British and the US Virgin Islands share the top spot in Group b.

In the meantime the female tem continues to prepare for their shot at the championships which they won in 2006. Vice President of the local Federation Mike Singh said more support is needed to send the women out.

Horse racing

The rising Sun turf club will this Sunday be the place to be in West Berbice for their grand horse racing event. The first race gets underway at noon. Several races are carded for the day and over a million dollars will be distributed in prize money for the events

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