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A huge 31 points from power-
forward Andrew Ifill put Detour
Shak Attack one win away for
copping the Men s National Bas-
ketball Championship title after
a 76-64 victory over Police on
Sunday night at the Maloney
Indoor Sports Arena. Shak Attack
lead the best-in-three champi-
onships series, 1-0.
Ifill totally dominated down in
post against Police six-feet towers
of Dextroy Manswell, Phillip
Alexander and Don Wilkinson.
Combined with the help of Kurt
"Cotto" Christian, the only other
player to score in double-digits for
the winner with 10, Shak Attack
was aggressive from the jump.
The North-based team scored
with ease, making good on the
policemen s extreme number of
turnovers, to muster a 10-point
(21-11) lead in the first quarter.
However, the second stanza saw
Police come alive offensively pilot-
ed by Manswell. He with the help
of guard Adrian Joseph and for-
ward Wesley Vincent led the grey
and blue s run, earning them a 36-
33 advantage with the latter hitting
a jumper at the halfway mark, to
give his team the momentum going
in at the end of the first half.
Play in the third remained rel-
atively the same with both teams
Shak Attack managed to reduce
its deficit to two (53-51) heading
in the fourth and final period.
As tormenting as he was on
offence, Ifill was even more tor-
turous on defense, antagonising
Manswell so much so that he
caused the Police scoring threat
to be fouled out of the match with
some four minutes to go in the
This worked in his favour as Ifill
tallied a great number of his points
off offensive rebounds, initiating
a run by the Shak Attack team that
saw them push ahead by five (59-
54) but Joseph was on target from
beyond the three-point arc and
cut the lead back to two.
Shak Attack went up again to
take its lead to 67-61 but again
Joseph trim that to three (67-64).
Play got wild in the final two
minutes as both teams jostled to
get the win.
There were more fouls called
than points scored. With seconds
ticking away Andy best was
infringed attempting a three-
pointer and he closed out the win
connecting all of his free throws.
Earlier, Valencia Heat did not
leave empty-handed, topping Petro
Jazz 86-75, to seal the third place
thanks to 24 from Randy Greenidge
while his teammates Kyeon Joseph
and Wayne Richards added 15 and
Game two of the series final is
on Thursday at the Jean Pierre
Complex in Mucurapo from 7 pm.
Police 64 (Dextroy Manswell
18, Adrian Joseph 11, Wesley
Vincent 11, Phillip Alexander 9,
Don Wilkinson 7) vs Detour Shak
Attack 76 (Andrew Ifill 31, Kurt
Christian 10, Kenyatta Alfred 9,
Kern George 9, Andy Best 8).
Quarter scores: 21-11 (Shak
Attack), 36-33 (Police), 53-51
Third place playoff
Valencia 86 (Randy Greenidge
24, Kyeon Joseph 15, Wayne
Richards 10, Kevon Noreiga 9) vs
Petro Jazz 75 (Ako Pascall 24,
Kirk Baptiste 14, Asfa Grant 14,
Damien Caton 9, Louie Davis 9).
Quarter scores: 17-10 (Valencia),
37-31 (Valencia), 55-55.
...as Shak Attack take Game 1
Central FC will be confident of
extending its unbeaten run under inter-
im coach Dale Saunders at the top of
the Digicel T&T Pro League table when
it faces Pt Fortin Civic at the Mahaica
Oval, Pt Fortin from 6pm.
With this being the third and final
round, the Kevon Carter Trophy Round,
Central FC, coming off a 3-1 victory
over St Ann s Rangers on February 20
to lift the Akeem Adams Second Round
Trophy will take an 11-game unbeaten
streak into the contest.
However, Pt Fortin Civic had a morale
boosting 2-0 win over Police FC also
on February 20, and will be eager to
stop the run of the table-leaders.
Central FC with 40 points from 18
matches to lead Defence Force by four
points may also be tempted to introduce
transfer window signings, forward
Michael Yaw Darko and Samuel Delice,
who last played for Cunupia FC and St
Ann s Rangers respectively as they look
ahead to defending Caribbean Football
Union Club Championship title with
the start of their group qualifiers in
Jamaica next week.
On the other hand, Pt Fortin has also
boosted its squad during the transfer
window period with the signings of
three experienced campaigners in
Sylvester Teesdale, Juma Clarence and
Trent Lougheed as well as Jamal John
and Daniel Smith and the promotion
of youth squad pair, Nicholas Thomas
and Shaquille Dublin to the senior squad.
At the Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva,
from 6pm, Defence Force which edged
Morvant Caledonia United 2-1 in its last
outing will be hoping to keep the pres-
sure on the front-runners with a win
of its against a plucky Rangers, which
despite being bottom of the table has
caused a few problems for opponents.
Defence Force won the Round One
Rawle Fletcher title.
And in the second match at Couva,
Club Sando which stunned defending
champions DirecTV W Connection 2-
0 last time out, its second win over the
same opponents so far this season face
North East Stars, beaten 3-1 by Jabloteh,
nine days ago.
Stars has been the busiest club in the
windon with the addition of no fewer
than nine players inclusive of former
T&T World Cup duo, Anthony Wolfe
and Kerry Baptiste as well as Ryan Stew-
art from CNG National Super League
runner-up Guaya United.
Tomorrow (Wednesday), Morvant
Caledonia United hosts Jabloteh at Larry
Gomes Stadium, Malabar from 4pm
while W Connection, fresh off oif top-
ping its CFU Club Championship Group
One qualifiers at Couva on Sunday night
with three wins from as many matches
tangle with Police FC at the same venue
Today's Digicel T&T Pro League
Venue: Ato Boldon Stadium, Couva:
St Ann's Rangers vs Defence Force, 6pm
Club Sando vs North East Stars, 8pm
Venue: Mahaica Oval, Pt Fortin
Pt Fortin Civic vs Central FC, 6pm
Central FC aims to extend
winning run, lead
Nicholas Caddle out shined his fellow
national junior counterparts to capture
the red category (A division) when the
T&T Squash Association Junior Graded
Fun tournament was held at the Cas-
cadia Squash Courts in St Ann s, from
Thursday - Saturday.
Caddle emerged the winner as he
comfortably won all his matches 3-0 in
a category which comprised only national
junior players. On Thursday s opening
night Caddle defeated Faith Gillezeau
11/3, 11/1, 11/6, before defeating Alexan-
dria Yearwood 11/8, 11/2, 12/10 on Fri-
On Saturday, Caddle also outlasted
Marie Claire Barcant in straight sets and
earned a walkover win over Jonathon
Blanc in the round robin category to seal
the crown. Yearwood came second,
recording impressive 3-0 wins over her
rivals Barcant and Gillezeau.
In the blue category, national junior
player Kobie Khan got past Nicholas
Shaw 3-0 in the final, while Joshua
Williams defeated Joshua Poon 3/0 in
the final to claim the yellow category.
Many newcomers to the sport com-
peted in the green category hoping to
make it to national level one day. In the
final Nicola De Verteuil defeated Chelsea
Lequay in two straight sets.
Caddle defeats fellow
top juniors to win title
President of the T&T Squash Association (TTSA) Jason De Verteuil, left,
congratulates Nicholas Caddle, who won the red category at the TTSA Junior
Graded Fun tournament at Cascadia Squash Courts on Saturday.
attempts a shot
during the Blue
tournament at the
on Victoria Avenue,
Mohammed won the
women's singles title
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