After a week of stiff competition at The Hope Center basketball courts, the 24th edition of the ‘Peace on Da Streets’ Basketball Classic wrapped up on Saturday night at the Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium.
The different divisions played their championship games. There was also a game featuring the pastors and politicians taking on the ‘numbers boys’. After that game, there were the much-anticipated three-point and dunk competitions that punctuated the night.
Carlos Reid, lead organizer of the tournament, said that this was his best tournament he has had to date.
“I believe that this is the best tournament that we ever had in terms of organizing and talent. It only makes me think about what is going to happen for our 25th year. All this year, our goal was to prepare for our 25th anniversary,” Reid said. “The talent, even with the young boys, was awesome. We have a couple of colleges that will be represented here in August. We want to put in some work with our young people and I can see that from the talent that I saw this week. There is a lot of potential out there for persons to get opportunities to go and further their education and become better citizens.”
It was a very competitive championship game in the KFC Open Division as the game needed overtime to determine a champion. In the end, Rotary East Hype won 48-43 over Raw Talent.