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Aug 17, 2012

Corozal ballers to tournament at Mets Stadium

For the past few months, the Sprite and Belikin National Three by Three basketball tour has brought out the best from each district. Recently the finals were held in the Jamboree Parking lot and the Corozal Team won. The prize is participation in the FIBA Three by Three World Tour in New York on August eighteenth and nineteenth. One of the players could not make the journey and he was replaced by Faron Louriano from the Orange Walk Team. News Five caught up with Lauriano and fellow player Benedict Terry at the Philip Goldson International Airport and asked them about their expectations for playing ball inside the Mets Stadium on Saturday.


Benedict Terry, Athlete

Benedict Terry

“We’ll be playing in the Mets Stadium or the City field in New York. We know we are in a group with a team from New York and we have to play them tomorrow night at ten o’clock. We’ve played a couple games through the computer so we are excited to meet them and show them the talent that Belize has to offer. We did a lot of hard work, a lot of practicing. I think the Corozal team knew how to play together very well and that’s what really carried us through the competition in Belize.”


Jose Sanchez

“Faron, you are a late addition to this team, but how do you see the dynamics of the new team and going forth towards the game?”


Faron Louriano

Faron Louriano, Athlete

“Well they have a good dynamic, I like how they set up their team; they have certain players for specific roles. You have a person to shoot, to play close-up and to handle the ball. So I love the dynamics that this team has. My role is to grab rebounds and try to block shots and make the game much easier for the other players.”


The top fourteen from this group will advance to the finals to be held in Miami on the twenty-eighth of August. The team returns on Monday. While the seniors are on their way to New York, the junior winners will eventually participate in the championships in Spain.

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1 Response for “Corozal ballers to tournament at Mets Stadium”

  1. Storm says:

    Best of luck to these players! They’re in the Big Time now.

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