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Female basketballers leave today for CBC

Published:Saturday | June 6, 2015 | 6:00 AMShayne Fairman
Jennifer George

'Lady Jamrockerz,' the country's women's senior basketball team, will be looking to extend their regional dominance to two consecutive wins in the Caribbean Basketball Confede-ration (CBC) championships which starts in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) on June 8.

The team which is coached by American Timothy Eatman and local assistants Rohan Robinson and Oneil Brown will depart the island this afternoon.

The full squad is: Captain Simone Jackson, Jennifer George, Althea Byfield and Ladonna Lamonth, Shenneika Smith, Loretta Gordon, Tarita Gordon, Christina Mitchell, Dhanyel Johnson, Zandria Dell, and Rashida Aikens.

confident of repeat

The Jamaicans remain confident of repeating last year's sensational triumph when they defeated Dominican Republic 51-45.

George who ended with 13 points and 13 rebounds in the final, notes she will be looking for more success this year.

"It has been pretty rewarding to bring home the gold from CBC last year. I am really hoping as a team that we can repeat," George told The Gleaner. She now plays professionally in Spain. "It is difficult playing professionally overseas, but I have grown as a player in my second season, and I am really hoping

to bring that to the team this summer," she added.

Meanwhile, coach Eatman says "the team is trying to become a championship team".

"We are in the pool with the host country so we have to bring our 'A' game when we get off the plane. We can't find our way, we have to be ready to make our way when we get there," he stressed.