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Bahamas beat Ja in basketball final

Published:Sunday | June 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMShayne Fairman

Bahamas stunned Jamaica's high-riding Lady Jamrockerz, 55-51, in a low-scoring but exciting final of the Caribbean Basketball Confederation Championship on Friday night in the British Virgin Islands.

Jamaica started with a first-quarter lead of 10-2 until they began losing momentum late in the second half.

In a clash expected to go the distance between the two unbeaten teams, both had to dig deep and play a defensively compact game all-round to restrict free scoring.

Shenneika Smith led Jamaica's scoring with 15 points, while Tarita Gordon got 14. Leading forward Jennifer George was not at her best in the final as she managed to score only nine points and had 11 rebounds.

Meanwhile, the Bahamas had a good all-round game-winning performance from Shanea Armbrister. She finished with 16 points, while Philicia Kelly had 12. Sha-Londa Neely had an important contribution with six points and 17 rebounds, while Ashley Moss pulled down 16 boards for the Bahamas.

The United States Virgin Islands took the bronze medal with a 98-47 win over Barbados.