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Nov 16, 2015

Sporting Highlights with James Adderley

Good evening I’m James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.


The weekend of sports was a washout as the torrential rains continued over the weekend across the nation. PLB football was cancelled, the Cayo first division season also fell victim, female football championship at Orange Walk was also rained out and the BECOL Basketball Championship also decided to dodge the down pour. However the association of Tertiary Level Institutions of Belize known as ATLIB; they managed to stage its Basketball Championship inside the friendly confines of the Sacred Heart Auditorium in San Ignacio on Saturday and we thank William Ysaguirre who provided us with footage of the male finals between Galen eagles and Sacred Heart Junior College Scorpions. In the opening quarter Gustavo Pech hooks up with Jeffery Castillo who nails the three for Sacred Heart, he would finish with 7 points. But its Galen eagles who lead 11 to 3 at the end of the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter its Jamie Carbajal working his way through traffic for three of his six Scorpion points.

At the other end Jarrel Velasquez penetrates into the paint and goes glass for two of his game high fourteen points as Galen eagles continues to pull away. The replay comes for Albert Ariola who steps for Sacred Heart. Galen nevertheless leads 17 to 9 at the half. Galen Eagles would extend the leads in the 3rd as Jarrel Velasquez hits again. Edgar Mitchell launches the one hander and would put up eleven pints or Galen. It’s a 34 to 24 Galen lead at the end of three. Jarrel Velaquez continues to torture Sacred Hearty in the fourth going glass for 2 more. Galen University would outscore Sacred Heart Junior College 17 to 9 in the fourth quarter to grab the big W in a 51 to 33 final score and we say congrats to the 2015 ATLIB male Champions. We also say kudos to the ATLIB female champs from the University of Belize Jaguars who edged Stann Creek Ecumenical Junior College 26 to 21 to grab the 2015 female title. In the meantime Jarrel Velasquez emerged with the MVP honors in the ATLIB male tournament. No MVP was issued on the female side. In other basketball scenes, the BECOL Basketball tournaments resumes Friday at San Ignacio with Belmopan Shock battling Cayo Interstellars in the female opener, Yabra takes on Eagles in the over 35 competition while seniors play finds Falcon Ballers in action against Benque Power.

Checking the football scene the PLB tournament resumes this Wednesday, November 18 at 7:30 PM inside the Michael Ashcroft Stadium as Placencia Assassins play host to Verdes FC. This will be week 9 scheduled will be re-staged Saturday 7:30 PM at the Michael Ashcroft Stadium Placencia will be at the Norman Broaster against Wagiya FC and the BDF will see action against Police United at 3:30 PM. The venue is tentatively set for the MCC Grounds but the rains could change that.

In Billiards news, the Mikes 8 Ball Tournament in Belmopan concluded its first round on Sunday at Mikes Cur Club as Shattaz shot down Palma Strikers 3 – zip, Shooters hit Eagles by that same score, special effects edged Las Flores 2 to 1 and Twin Stars blanked Set-up 3 – nil. Thus the next round finds Shattaz with 16 points, BRC Shooters with 15 points, whilst Special Effects and :as Flores are both with 12 points complete the 4 that will make it to the big dance on Sunday November 22 at Mike’s Club.


Jah over all, I’m James Adderley.

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1 Response for “Sporting Highlights with James Adderley”

  1. Truthbetold says:

    How come this news station/reporter never covers any golf?
    Golf tournaments have been held every month for the past 15 years and yet there is never any mention of them.
    They are held at the Roaring River Golf Course outside Belmopan and involve an average of 30 players per tournament.
    They can be contacted at 664 5441

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