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St Lucia Zouks
had figures of 4-0-19-
3 against the St Kitts &
Nevis Patriots on
"When he wins,
Mourinho wants to
take credit for every-
thing. I never do that."
coach MANUEL PELLE-
GRINI on his Chelsea
(Ext: 2213, 2711, 2212,
The five-year hiatus for competitive
basketball in south Trinidad will end
today when the South Zone Basketball
Commission launches league action with
two exhibition fixtures at the Pleasantville
Indoor Sporting Arena, from 5 pm.
Two South Zone teams will challenge
two visiting teams from the North and
In the opening match, Quarters will
face T&T Prisons of the East Zone, imme-
diately before Petro Jazz meets North
Zone s Pistons, from 6.30 pm.
Petro Jazz, the defending champion of
both the South Zone league and the Super
10 Basketball League, is among the seven
teams confirmed for the men s first divi-
sion, which is the only category until the
zone launches an U-19 league in August.
The other men s first division teams
are Petro Youth, Petro Jet, Quarters, Pega-
sus Ball Players, Drone and All Stars.
According to the organisers, ideally one
more team will join before registration
closes on Wednesday. The league is carded
to officially get going next Saturday at
the same venue. Fixtures are expected to
be finalised by mid-week.
The commencement of the 2015 South
Zone league follows that of the ongoing
East and North Zone leagues and the
concluded Tobago Zone league.
South Zone basketball returns today after five years
Debutant, USA-based Gabriela Don-
ahue and Jeron Thompson won two
more individual gold medals each as
T&T dominated the third night of
finals with nine gold medals at the
2015 Central American and Caribbean
Nation Swimming Championship
(CCCAN) when action continued at
the National Aquatic Centre, Wildey,
Christ Church, Barbados on Thursday
In addition to Donahue and Thomp-
son, Amira Pilgrim, Aqeel Joseph, Kael
Yorke, Strasser Sankar, and David Mc
Leod also bagged gold for the T&T
squad to surge to the top of the medal
table with 26 (19 gold, six silver and
one bronze) while Puerto Rico in a close
second with 17 gold, 13 silver and eight
bronze for 38 medals.
However, with only last night and
today s finals left to complete the swim-
ming segment of the championship
Puerto Rico leads the points table with
562.33 points, ahead of Costa Rica (529),
Barbados (358) and T&T (299.83).
On Thursday night, Donahue won
the 11-12 girls 50m backstroke in a new
meet record of 30.78 seconds, clear of
Barbadian Danielle Titus (32.12) and
Honduran Carmen Velsaquez (33.18).
She had earlier on the night topped
her rivals in the 100m butterfly in
1:07.42 with Titus again second in
1:08.31 while Katie Kyle of St Lucia took
bronze in 1:08.52.
Thompson proved a class above his
rivals in the 13-14 boys 50m backstroke
in 28.58 just ahead of Suriname s Yael
Touw Ngie Tjouw (28.69) and Barbadian
Jack Kirby (28.94).
Thompson made it two gold from
two starts on the night when he won
the 100m breaststroke in 1:08.88, well
ahead of Barbadian Luis Sebastien
Weekes (1:11.47 mins) and Puerto Rico s
Daniel Chevre (1:12.03).
Pilgrim won the 15-17 girls 50m
freestyle in 26.87 while Panama s
Catherine Cooper (26.89) and Honduran
Julimar Avila (27.23) were second and
Joseph swam to gold in the 11-12 boys
100m butterfly when he touched the
wall in 1:05.31 followed by Antigua and
Barbuda s Lleyton Martin (1:05.81) and
Puerto Rico s Jeremy Medina (1:05.93).
Yorke added another individual gold
medal after he won the 13-14 boys 200m
butterfly in 2:10.75, closely followed by
Suriname s Yael Touw Ngie Tjouw
(2:10.84) and Barbadian Damon St Prix
Not to be left out, Strasser Sankar
secured his first individual gold of the
championship by winning the 18 & Over
boys 50m freestyle in 23.45 with coun-
tryman Joshua D D Mc Leod (23.80)
second and, third was Costa Rica s Juan
Jose Dobles (23.92)
And the second of the three Mc Leod
brothers at the meet, David Mc Leod
won T&T s final gold on the night, in
the 18 & Over boys 50m backstroke in
A distant second was US Virgin
Islands Rex Tellius (26.77) and third,
Jordan Augier (26.95) while T&T s
Christian Awah was fifth in 28.29.
Justin Samlalsingh and Cape also
added silver medals on the night while
the 13-14 boys 4 x 200 freestyle relay
quartet got T&T s first bronze (8:36.96)
behind Puerto Rico (8:21.37) and Bar-
Samlalsingh raced home in 27.96, a
finger-tip behind Aruba s Patrick Groters
(27.94) with Dominican Republic Johnny
Perez (28.35) just ahead of T&T s Bradley
Thomas (28.36) for bronze.
In the 15-17 girls 50m backstroke,
Panama s Melissa Murua won ahead of
joint second placed Ariel Cape and Suri-
name s Brienne Renfurm (31.81). The
13-14 mixed 200m freestyle relay quartet
of Yorke, Graham Chatoor, Vrisnelit
Faure and Racine Ross was fourth in
1:50.33. On Wednesday night, T&T won
six gold via Gabriela Donahue, Ross,
Ariel Cape, Joseph, Yorke and the 13-
14 boys 4 x 100m freestyle relay quar-
tet.Donahue won her second gold in the
11-12 girls category when she touched
the wall first in the 100m breaststroke
in one minute 17.31 seconds, ahead of
Barbadian Ashely Weekes (1:21.26) and
Honduran Paola Cwu (1:23.86).
This after the T&T swimmer also
won the 200m breaststroke on Tues-
day s opening night in 2:48.76 followed
by Weekes (2:53.78) and Cwu (2:55.02).
Ross collected her first gold in the
13-14 girls 100m butterfly in one minute,
05.16 seconds to beat Aruban Keeley
Maduro (1:05.44) and Puerto Rican
(1:06.42) into second and third respec-
tively while T&T s other entrant Vrisnelit
Faure was sixth in 1:08.74.
Cape won the 15-17 girls 100m back-
stroke in 1:08.93 with Panama s Melissa
Murua (1:09.68) and Dominican Repub-
lic s Arianna Sanna (1:10.04) taking silver
and bronze respectively.
Joseph scorched the field in the 11-
12 boys 200m butterfly when he touched
the wall in 2:29.71 with St Lucian Jayhan
Odlum-Smith a distant second in
2:35.60 and Costa Rican, Jeims Caita,
further back in third in 2:36.58.
Yorke sped home in 57.40 to grab
gold in the 13-14 boys 100m butterfly
ahead of Suriname s Yael Touw Ngie
Tjouw (57.98) with Jamaica s Jesse Mach,
third in 59.75.
And in the 13-14 boys 4 x 100m
freestyle, the quartet of Yorke, Thomp-
son, Chatoor and Luke Gillette outswam
the field for gold in three minutes, 47.22
seconds with Barbados second in 3:47.98
and Puerto Rico, third in 3:48.11.
David Mc Leod added silver for T&T
in the 18 & Over boys 100m backstroke
in 58.50 behind USVIs Tellius who won
in a new record time of 56.47 while St
Lucia s Augier took bronze in 59.17.
T&T s Christian Awah was fifth in
Joshua Mc Leod had a fourth placed
finish in the 18 & Over boys 100m but-
terfly in 56.61 while Luke Gillette was
fifth in the 13-14 boys 200m breaststroke
The meet concludes today with heats
from 9am and finals in the afternoon
session from 6 pm.
Donahue, Thompson lead T&T
to nine gold medals
CCCAN SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP
Antigua & Barbuda 0
CCCAN MEDAL TABLE AFTER THREE DAYS
Puerto Rico---562.33 points
Antigua & Barbuda---54
CCCAN POINTS TABLE AFTER
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