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Valencia Heat displayed a good team
performance to pick up the first win in
the Men s First Division of the East Zone
Basketball Commission (EZBC) Commu-
nity Basketball League, in Maloney, with
a commanding 90-67 result over La Hor-
quetta Forces, on Sunday, the opening
day of the competition.
Heat, among the favourites to win men s
competition this year, shot to a 41-23
advantage after two quarters. In the end,
four players recorded double figure scores
for the winning team. Kevin Noreiga led
with 19 points, followed by Wayne Richard
and Jeffrey Saunders, who scored 17 and
15 points, respectively. Stefan Davis scored
another 13 points for the winning team,
while Forces leading score came from Dave
Johnson with 14 points.
The Women s Division and season league
opening fixture featured a one-sided 60-
29 victory for La Horquetta Colours over
Tobago Star Seekers.
Anika Nottingham had an outstanding
match for the winning team, scoring 31
points, while Sharbelle Cox also contributed
for Colours with 12 points. Anicia Frank
was Star Seekers top player with 15 points.
The Zone s 2015 edition was officially
launched with a parade of 25 teams. The
days programme was led by the Zone chair-
man and current national senior women
team coach Christopher Jackson Charles
and his executive. Also, in attendance was
special guest Alicia Hospedales, the Mem-
ber of Parliament for Arouca/Maloney,
who also made the ceremonial jump ball
that signaled the starts of the new season.
The President of the National Basketball
Federation of T&T (NBFTT) Garvin War-
wick and the other elected officers of the
organisation were noticeably absent. How-
ever, Melissa Guerrero, an outstanding
national women s player and a number of
former national players, as well represen-
tatives of the Sports Company of T&T
(SporTT) were on hand to witness the
parade of teams and the opening match-
Heat opens East Zone basketball league with win
Action will continue this weekend with two
matches. Those matches and all other fixtures will
be finalised this week when the actual number of
teams participating in the four divisions are con-
Eight teams have been confirmed in the Men s
First Division---Maloney Pacers, La Horquatta Forces,
Success Village Pythons, San Juan Warriors, Valencia
Heat, Maloney Old School, Prisons, Red Hill Jets.
Two teams, Royal Extra Lions and Togetherness are
to confirm their participation.
At least eleven teams will take part in the Men s
Second Division, with Arouca Black City pending.
There are seven teams confirmed in the Under-17
Boys Division with three pending and four confirmed
among the women and three pending.
The league will also host a Under-14 development
programme for aspiring players. According to organ-
isers, at least once a month and perhaps sometimes
twice a month, a day-long camp will be hosted,
which will open coaching sessions and follow with
practical sessions and matches. The programme is
free to register. Maloney Pacers and Sangre Grande
All Stars are among the teams that have included
an U-14 outfit for the camps.
Men's First Division--Confirmed: Pacers, Forces,
Success Village Pythons, San Juan Warriors,
Valencia Heat, Maloney Old School, Prisons, Red
Hill Jets. Tentative: Royal Extra Lions,
Men's Second Division--Confirmed: Bon Air
New Age, O'Meara Knights, Maloney Pacers
Youth Development Programme, Valencia Heat,
Coastguard, Sangre Grande Young Stars, Arima
High Voltage, Colours, Arima Vintage Park
Royals, Red Hill Veterans, Tobago Acers.
Tentative: Arouca Black City.
Under-17 Division--Confirmed: Maloney Pacers
Youth Development Programme, Stories of
Success 'A', Stories of Success 'B', Sangre
Grande Young Stars, YTC, Togetherness, Tigers'
Youth Programme. Tentative: Tobago All Stars,
Off Limits, Rick Singh Academy.
Women's Division--Confirmed: La Horquetta
Colours, Tobago Star Seekers, Tunapuna
Shooting Stars, Maloney Pacers. Tentative: San
Fernando Quarters, Bishop's Anstey High All
Stars and a visiting North Zone team.
Teams on parade during the 2015 season of the East Zone Basketball Commission
(Eastern Community) Basketball League at the Maloney Indoor Sports Complex, Maloney
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