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Aug 22, 2011

Sports Monday highlights and next International Football Match

Good evening, I am James Adderley and this is Sports Monday.

It appears that the Football Federation of Belize and the Ministry of Sports have arrived at some sort of understanding and the relationship between the two is no longer one of total confrontation even as we speak. The F.F.B. is in full preparation mode to compete in the next round of the FIFA World Cup Qualifiers—a long way from the situation that existed in the opening round against Montserrat. By the way folks, the monster matchup between Belize and Guatemala on September 6th will be aired live right here on Channel 5.

In other football news, week 2 in the Belize District Female Football Competition saw the big clash between Hattieville heats and Ladyville orchids take center stage at Sandhill yesterday. In the early goings, it’s all Hattieville. So Jersha Estrada lets loose this right foot shot that bounces off the goal post. We’re some 10 minutes in when the Ladyville keeper, Karina Villanueva come out of her goal and misplays this ball. Jersha Estrada come up with possession and makes her pay as she smashes the ball into the net for a 1-zip Hattieville lead. Some 8 minutes later, Jersha Estrada works her magic again when she picks up this loose ball and out runs the orchids defense to smash one past Villanueva to double the lead for Hattieville.

Estrada then looks for the hat trick but this time she is denied by Villanueva. Make it 3-nil

Hattieville when Estrada turns provided for Irma Dyer who does enough to get it past the goalkeeper into the net. In 2nd half, the Heats should have come up with a 4th goal off this set piece but they come away empty. Meanwhile, the Ladyville orchids finally get some defense from off this spot kick triggered by Loida Contreras, but goalkeeper Marin of Hattieville takes care of business. Hattieville Heats would go on to post the 3-zip Big W!

In other action around the league, Island Starz out shone Tornados in a 2-1 final score, while Millennium doubled Sandhill Untouchables in a 4-2 affair.

Checking the basketball scene, we go in the decisive game 3 between CYDP and the Port of Belize in Friday night’s interoffice semifinals inside the civic center. And it’s Andrew Head Staine with the triple to extend the CYDP lead to 9 in the 2nd quarter. Staine would put up 16 pts in this one. Vince the Postman Estrada then somehow hits AC Augustine who goes glass for 2-AC would record 12 rebounds and 9 pts in this game 3.

At the halfway mark, CYDP boasts a 10 pt lead over Port. Down by 13 in the 3rd, the Port goes to neil Nicholson who should have gotten the deuce on his 1st chance but gets his rebound to make it good. Nicholson would put up 11 points tonight. Lennox Flush Bowman then hits this nice one hander in traffic for 2 of his team high 17 points.  In the 4th, Angus Walla Cherrington deals to Flush Bowman who knocks down the long 3 writing a 15 point deficit to one. And then he gives Port its first lead with this baseline move. We’ve tried at 58 apiece take in the 4th when Andrew Staine finds Leon Mister Biggs Williams and he delivers the bucket. Meanwhile, this steal by Andrew Staine from Neil Nicholson really hurts the Port as Staine scores the easy 2. And then Staine seals the win for CYDOP with this left hand off the glass as CYDP sends the Port of Belize packing a 72-66 final score. In the nightcap must win match between Belize Bank and Alamilla’s Rupert Brown who hits the here stuck for a game high 20 points. As Belize Bank eliminated Alamilla’s 69 to 58. Thus the 5 game finals between Belize Bank and CYDP gets off this Friday night.

Turning to the softball scene, the 21st national Women’s Softball Championship gets off on Friday, August 26th and concludes on Sunday august 28th inside roger’s Stadium. The 6 teams making the big dance are Belize City Champion, Telemedia and sub-champion, Mirage Lady Rebels, Belize Rural Champ, UB Jaguars and runner up, Easy Does It. The defending National Champions and current Cayo Sistrcit Champs Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy and sub-champions Ontario Rebels. Mirage Lady rebels will face Roaring Creek Grace Kennedy in the opener on August 26th at 6:30 p.m. and in the nightcap, UB Jaguars take aim at Telemedia.

Jah Overall, I’m James Adderley.

Viewers please note: This Internet newscast is a verbatim transcript of our evening television newscast. Where speakers use Kriol, we attempt to faithfully reproduce the quotes using a standard spelling system.

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