… Coaches express confidence in teamsAS THE countdown to the 2016 Inter-Guiana Goodwill Games falls to three days, the male and female basketball teams have finally been selected. The two teams are packed with IGG experience since multiple players on both sides have already had IGG exposure.On the male side, Tahquille Johnson, Stanton Rose, Troy David and Jamol Gilkes make up the Region 10 players with Neil Wills, Tafawa Daly and Ramone Fogenay forming the Berbice contingent. For Georgetown, Jaleel Duke, Travis Belgrave, Nathan Saul, Roger John and Timothy Thompson will don national colours.At left, Luwanna Abrams of Digicel hands MVP trophy to Kennesha Leacock.On this side, Johnson, Rose, Wills, Saul and Thompson all have IGG experience and will be called upon for their experience. The male side will benefit from the general skills of Rose who is this year’s Road to Mecca 3 MVP as well as National Schools Basketball Festival MVP.On the female side, Jenelle Belle, Makeda Rogers, Kennesha Leacock hail from Kwakwani with Tandika Bouyea and Toshieka Arthur representing Berbice. For Georgetown, Kesann Charles, Ruth Sanmoogan, Jada Mohan, Saffiya Greene, Demelza Nicholas, Ashley Khan and Analisa Barclay make up the Georgetown contingent. On this side, Belle, Rogers, Leacock have IGG experience while Barclay, Mohan, Charles, Greene and Nicholas have CBC U-16 experience. The females will see a boost in scoring from National Schools Basketball Festival MVP Kennesha Leacock.Both coaches have expressed confidence in their teams. Male coach Junior Hercules provided comments for the Guyana Chronicle.His first comment addressed the period of time for which they would have to train. “You could always use more time but the reality is this is the time that was afforded to us.”He also said, “It’s gonna be jammed but I’m assuming, based on the players we have, they will be able to absorb the information we dispense as quickly as possible.”He is very confident in the skills and talent. “IQ seems very solid and we have scorers at the 1, 2, 3 and 5 positions which are basically 2 and 1 positions,” Hercules finished.The IGG basketball games begin on Friday at the newly refurbished Cliff Anderson Sports Hall at 13:00hrs and end at 17:00hrs.