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Small Fry All Stars Place 2nd at Basketball Tournament in P.R.

The St. Croix Small Fry All Stars Basketball team recently returned from Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, capping off a successful weekend when they placed second in the 2017 Puerto Rico Small Fry Invitational Tournament held from Jan. 13-16.

The team finished with a record of 4-1 with wins over Guaynabo Mets (37-34), CIAPR (46-45), Torrimar (30-23) and Corozal (30-23). Unfortunately, despite a hard, defensive effort, the St. Croix team lost a tough game in the finals to Rexville BC Puerto Rico 37-32. A total of 10 teams participated in the tournament.

The All Stars were coached by Jose Gonzalez, Raymond Cornelius and Robert Molloy. In preparation for the Small Fry International Tournament, the team will be traveling to St. Thomas on March 24 to participate in the 2017 Small Fry Paradise Showdown.

The International Championship Tournament will be held in Orlando, Fla., from April 10-13. Small Fry Basketball is a developmental and highly competitive youth basketball program for players no taller than 5-foot-1 and not older than 12 years of age as of Sept. 1, immediately prior to the competition season.

For more information or to contribute to the St. Croix Small Fry Team to assist with travel expenses, please contact Jose Gonzalez at 277-6451 or via e-mail at besse_gonzalez@yahoo.com. The team thanks all of its sponsors for making this trip a possibility.

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