Author: Associação Cabo Verdiana de Basquetbol

Associaçáo Cabo Verdiana de Basquetbol: Game 7 Recap

There are three games left before the regular season is over. For some teams, these games will determine their seeding going into the playoffs. ABC and Lenfer have the same record at 5-2. The league will use a unique format that is more commonly used in the European-African leagues. It is a format designed to allow every team to play the same amount of playoff games and the winner is determined by point deferential. This format still allows the #1 teams to match up the team with the worst record. Playoff games begin on June 4, 2017. Campana Lança...

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Associaçáo Cabo Verdiana de Basquetbol: Game 6 Recap

ABC played Bairro without their best player, Tony Barros. ABC handed Bairro their worst loss of the season, 59-38. Vinny Lima of ABC had an enormous performance with 22 points, 21 rebounds, and 3 steals. Clube Desportivo ABC continues playing team basketball with Lima giving them a boost after losing John Varela for the rest of the season with an injury. ABC is still hoping that Joao Silva will make his presence felt in the game. Silva continues to struggle shooting and lacking rebound, but Silva is playing well without the ball by setting screens and setting up his...

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Associaçáo Cabo Verdiana de Basquetbol: Game 5 Recap

Because it was Easter Sunday, every team was shorthanded for this week’s match-ups. Perhaps the team most impacted was ABC as their players were not in sync the entire game. ABC could not find their shot from beyond the 3-pt line. The team lacked in defense allowing Vulcanicos to score 62 points, likely as a direct result of missing their most important defensive weapon, John Varela, who underwent his surgery this week. The team also lacked rebounding and defending the paint. ABC’s biggest man in the game, Joao Paulo at 6’4, only grabbed 3 rebounds. Vulcanicos’ Chris Owden was...

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Associaçáo Cabo Verdiana de Basquetbol: Game 3 Recap

The game between Bairro and Predio was brutal and physical by both teams. Multiple players were issued flagrant fouls and technical fouls for unsportsmanlike conduct including Predio‘s coach, Carlinho Barbosa. Still, Predio was determined to fight Bairro at any cost being that they are the team to beat. The team could not find an answer to Bairro‘s star, Tony Barros who finished the game with 33 points, shooting 50% from the 3-pt line, despite Truta‘s 14 points and Vladimir Tavares 8 rebounds from Predio. Perhaps the biggest barrier in Predio‘s loss was the injury of Anildo Moreira, the team...

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Associaçáo Cabo Verdiana de Basquetbol: Game 2 Recap

Diving into the week 2, there were some set expectations among the teams and players. With nail biting performances the first week, fans and teams were hungry and ready to experience another rivalry week. The biggest game of the evening, Lenfer against ABC Desportivo, was a game destined for Lenfer to claim victory from years of captivating loses dating back to the league history in Cabo Verde.  However, ABC once again showed that they are in fact a disciplined team despite the notion of being the oldest and most unpredictable team in the league. The final score was ABC...

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ACVB is a community men's basketball league, currently based in Boston & Brockton, that is in its infancy. The league/organization's mission is to integrate youth development activities through basketball clinics and other outreach programs provided by the league to the community.

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