Barbados made an impressive start to the FIBA Esports Open 2021 with victories over North and Central America Conference rivals Mexico, Honduras, and Costa Rica in the preliminary round on Friday night.
Playing alongside 59 other national teams on the NBA 2K platform, the Barbadian contingent, which is captained by senior national player Kelan Phillips, handily defeated Mexico 120-41 in their first game. At the end of the first quarter, the die had seemingly been cast, as the Bajans romped to a 32-5 advantage.
The following game against Honduras featured less prolific scoring by the Barbados team but they still easily brushed aside the opposition by a score of 88-33, having led 48-19 at half-time.
Three Bajan players received A+ ratings for their first-half performances. (NM)
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