Friday, April 19, 2024

Tuff E Nuff wins second game in a row in National Interoffice Basketball Tournament


Defending national Interoffice Basketball Champions, San Pedro’s Tuff E Nuff Team has started on the right track, having won two straight games in the 2013 season. On Friday May 3rd, Tuff E Nuff were back at the Birds Isle in Belize City for their second game of the season. Their second game was against CYDP (Conscious Youth Development Programme) and by all accounts the game was an intense and close one. Throughout the match-up defending champs maintained command on the court, taking their second win in the 2013 season.
Tuff E Nuff took a slim lead in the first quarter with a 22 to 19 score; and it set the precedence for the game. In all four quarters, Tuff E Nuff maintain thier lead over CYDP, with the largest leading coming in the second and fourth quarters, with seven points. CYDP, a power house in Belize City tied the game for a brief moment in the second and third quarters but Tuff E Nuff regained control of the game. By the end of the fourth quarter, Tuff E Nuff took the win with 86 points over the CYDP’s 79 points. CYDP’s Lerroy Louriano scored the most points in the game, a total of 27.

Tuff E Nuff team consists of Farron Louriano, Orlando Ferguson, Tyron Edwards, Jarrett Jones, Winston Pratt, Ashton Edwards, Densmore Edwards, Rico Black, Keith Pollard, Angus Cherrington, Jamal Kelly and Raul Roches. They are sponsored by Belizean Shores Resort, San Pedro Belize Express Water Taxi and Tuff E Nuff Tours.

Tuff E Nuff’s next game comes up on Thursday May 9th against the Belikin Under Dogs. The game is expected to be an interesting one, since former players of Tuff E Nuff in the 2012 season are now playing for the Belikin Under Dogs.
The regular season will run for two months and participating teams are Department of Youth Services, CYDP, Police, Allied Insurance, Belikin Under Dogs, Alamillas Furnitures, Digicell 4G and defending champions Tuff E Nuff. Main sponsors of the tournament are Sprite, Belikin, Smart and Brothers Habet Ltd. The San Pedro Sun will have weekly updates of the basketball season in the coming issues.

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