BELIZE CITY, Thurs. Oct. 26, 2017–Last Tuesday, October 17, the one-day Belize Rural Primary Schools Basketball Zone 1, 2, 3 & 4 Tournament finals were played at the Ladyville Basketball Court with 4 female (F) and 5 male (M) teams participating.
In a simple knockout format, 4 games were played in the first round: (F) Burrell Boom Methodist defeated St. Therese RC, 10-0, with Zoila Aguilar scoring 6 points for the winners. (M) Our Lady of The Way RC easily disposed of St. Therese RC, 27-3. Elmer Moralez and Jaden Frazer had 8 pts each for Our Lady of The Way, while Winston Dawson scored all 3 pts for St. Therese RC. (F) Belize Rural Primary won, 6-3, over Lucky Strike Government. Nadine Humble netted 4 pts for Belize Rural, and Kenisha Herbert scored 2 pts for Lucky Strike. And (M) Belize Rural crushed Burrell Boom Methodist, 24-4, behind 12 pts from Randy Moody, while Solomon Tillett and Tayjawn Gallego got 2 pts each for Burrell Boom.
While (M) Our Lady of The Way went straight to the male finals, Belize Rural Primary had to play-off with Lucky Strike Government, who were idle in round one. Belize Rural had little difficulty, rolling over Lucky Strike Government, 48-3, with top scorer Bernard Sutherland netting 18 pts for Belize Rural, while Jaheed Flowers got all 3 pts for Lucky Strike.
In the female championship match, it was Belize Rural Primary, 12-4, over Burrell Boom Methodist. Nadine Humble top scored for Belize Rural with 8 pts, while Dorothy Davis and Zoila Aguilar scored 2 pts each for Burrell Boom Methodist.
And in the male championship game, Belize Rural Primary prevailed, 12-8, over Our Lady of The Way RC. Randy Moody led Belize Rural Primary with 6 pts, while Elmer Moralez scored 4 pts for Our Lady of The Way RC.
(Information courtesy Ms. Barbara Cadle, Bze Dist. Sports Coordinator, NSC)