Caledonia third in Hoop of Life, Laventille suspended
Caledonia have been declared third place winners of the 2013 Hoop of Life Community Basketball League and will receive the $250,000 purse.
This after the Hoop of Life management team took a decision to suspend Laventille for two games with immediate effect.
The decision followed the behavior of the supporters of the Laventille team after they erupted by throwing missiles onto the basketball court during their semi-final clash against Maloney in St Barb’s.
Laventille won the game 87-69 but failed to make the final. According a media release Laventille were suspended “after their supporters infringed the Hoop of Life Community Basketball League Rules, Guidelines and Code of Conduct.”
The release stated: “Article 30(b) of the Hoop of Life by-laws clearly outlines that spectators must be aware that they are an extension of their team and should also be gracious host, and role models of good conduct and sportsmanship.”
Among the rules for spectators are that they must always represent their community in a positive way and they must be respectful to officials as well as members of the opposing team.
The best of three final for $1.5 million dollars starts tomorrow (Saturday 26th) with Maloney Is We hosting La Romaine Jet Stars in Maloney from 7:30 p.m. Game two is set for Monday in La Romaine and if a third game is needed, it will be played on Wednesday in Maloney.