Newly promoted first division side, Timberwolves Basketball President Dr. Tobias Bowen, has vowed to clinch the Liberia Basketball Association’s first division championship. Speaking to reporters recently at his office on Bushrod Island in Monrovia, Dr. Bowen promised to do everything possible under his administration to capture the first division title this season. “Despite we are new in this division, we are decisive to take the day if any chance comes on our way during the competition,” he added.
For the second time in succession the Ganta United Methodist School has lost the reactivated Upcountry National Basketball Championship. The gold and blue boys from Ganta City, Nimba County bowed 47-50 points to Margibi-based Booker Washington Institute or BWI on Sunday, 25 November in the grand final of the competition.
The Liberia Basketball National league commenced last Saturday (Feb. 4th, 2012) with three matches at the Monrovia Sports Commission on Broad Street, Monrovia.
The female session of the just ended Liberia Basketball Association season witnessed K-Deltas emerging as champion for the six times after winning four consecutive championships, with two in separate seasons.
The Kenya league is currently featuring two Liberians, while others are expected to join. One is Abraham Cokie; a former attacker from LPRC Oilers joined the Kenyan premiership side, APC Leopards at the start of the season. The Liberian is doing well, but needs to double up his efforts to ensure the club’s progress in ranking.
The President of the Liberia Basketball Association, T. Rufus Anderson, has warned the President of Premier Service and former Information Minister Lawrence Bropleh to retract his statement that “he, Anderson was arrested and detained last week.
In continuation of the national basketball league, K-Deltas and Angel Shooter played in four quarters in the first match. In that match, Angel Shooters went down 33-54 to K-Deltas.
The Liberian Basketball Federation has begun its decentralization program by taking the 3rd Division league to four communities across Monrovia. Those communities are the Borough of New Kru Town, Paynesville Township, Barnerville and another community.
The Liberia Basketball Association national league kickoff on Saturday with two entertaining matches at the Monrovia Sports Commission. The league is composed of forty five clubs including the females in all divisions, 1st, 2nd, 3rd battling for the championship over the next months to come.
The Liberia Basketball Federation says preparations are almost concluded for the commencement of the national league. LBF President Rufus Anderson, on Friday, informed reporters that the decision to start the league on the 19th on March 2011 was reached at the last meeting in Monrovia a few days ago.