Making progress

SKBA competition enters Day 6

By Taromane Martin

Junior Jones looks for a team mate to pass to.

THE Solomon Kids Basketball Academy (SKBA) competition continues today with round robin matches as the final playoffs approaches.

This year’s competition sees three boys’ team in the 15 years of age and above category, two mix teams in the 11- 14 years category and four teams in the junior category competing.

The academy competition enters day six today at the Chung Wah School after matches were forced to cancel Thursday last week due to school examinations.

SKBA Coach Davidson Toliliu said the players are making progress and has already identified some areas they will work on after the mid-year break.

“The competition is just to give our academy players the opportunity to practice the basics we’ve been training in an actual game,” Coach Toliliu told SunSPORTS.

“They are making progress. I’d say at the moment it’s fifty-fifty because some of the boys taking part are just here because they heard about the competition and decided to come.

“However majority of the boys have been training with the academy. So far it’s looking good, they’re improving.

“Just some areas to we need to work and polish up on. When they come back from the break then we’ll work on them,” he adds.

Final round robin matches for the the SKBA competition will take place Tuesday and Thursday next week with the final playoffs set for the week after next.

“Two weeks is left for the competition and then we’ll go for the break.

“This week and next week we’ll continue with the final round robin matches and then the week after next we’ll have the finals,” Coach Toliliu said.

Meanwhile SKBA Co-Founder Moses Kivo thanked the volunteers who came to help officiate matches and also their sponsors for making it possible to host the competition.

“Big thank you to Timmy Magi, Cecil Loti and Kafuru for coming out and helping referee the matches and also to our sponsors Qualitech Accessories Limited, Solomon Sheet Steel, Pacific Casino Hotel, CBSI and Our Telekom for the immense support,” Kivo said.

Fixtures for today’s matches are as follows:

Junior Category (INDOOR)

5:00pm                  DOGGZ vs BULLS

5:300pm               SUPERSTARZ vs WOLVEPOWER

MIX GENDER &High School Boys (OUTDOOR)

5:00pm                  CELTICS vs GSW

5:30pm                  TIMBERWOLVES vs TITANs

Bye                            KNIGHTS

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