Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Cayman Island calling for Prince Rupert basketballer Liam McChesney

Prince Rupert's Liam McChesney was in the starting
five for the tip off game for the Cayman Island
Classic yesterday in GeorgeTown, Grand Cayman
(photo from Illinois State Social media)

This is American Thanksgiving week in the USA and with that comes a bounty of Turkey, Family, Football and College Basketball.
And caught up in the thick that American Experience is Prince Rupert's Liam McCheseny, who as a member of the Illinois State Redbirds is part of one of the many NCAA related tournaments taking place over these next few days.

For McChesney and his team mates though the destination is far from the Illinoiis State Gymnasium with the Redbirds taking part in the Cayman Islands Classic, a three day festival of basketball in the Caribbean that has some of the familiar campus names of NCAA basketball action until tomorrow.

It's been a bit of a rough go for the Illinois State Squad, which has dropped their first two games, which puts them on the B side of the event with no Championship on their path for this years event.

McChesney, the former Charles Hays Rainmaker saw close to twenty minutes of play in Game One, going 3/8 in Field goals, making one of his six three points shots, with the Redbirds on the losing end of a 77-61 score against Louisiana State University.

Today was Game two for Illinois State side, and the Rupert baller was back on the court for 23 minutes of play in a 78-66 loss against Western Kentucky, he was 3/6 of Field goals, making 1 of three three point attempts.

The Redbirds await the outcome of today's remaining matchups to learn if they play Tulane or Rhode Island tomorrow, tip off time is 8AM Prince Rupert time.

Once the Cayman Island event is complete and the American Thanksgiving period over the team returns to the slightly less warmer climate of the American Midwest and its NCAA divisional battles with a game against Murray State on December 1st.

More notes on the athletic travels of all of university and college attending residents can be reviewed through our archive page here.

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