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TTNA calling netball umpires
The T&T Netball Association
(TTNA) netball umpires seminars
will take place this weekend at a
new venue, the National Flour Mills
conference room on Wrightson
Road in Port-of-Spain.
The seminars, which will be facili-
tated by the TTNA Umpires Sub Com-
mittee, were initially scheduled to occur
at the Seaman and Waterfront Workers
Trade Union (SWWTU) but was relo-
cated last week according to convenor
Anne Marie Dickson-Lewis.
The times scheduled for these ses-
sions are on Saturday at 9 am to 2.30
pm and Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
Subsequent to the seminars, there
will be a netball umpires theoretical
examination on May 6 at the same
venue. All Leagues, associates and
communities are invited to attend at
these sessions to assist with the de-
velopment and improvement of netball
throughout the twin island.
Forward Aneicia Baptiste's all-
round performance in the final of
the Female Basketball Association
(Fem BA) Under-21 Easter Basket-
ball Tournament helped Police
claim the inaugural title and earned
her the "Most Valubale Player"
Baptiste topscored with 20 points,
pulled down five rebounds and stole
the ball eight times to pilot Police past
Quarters United, 63-50 in the title
match on April 16 at the Eastern Region-
al Indoor Sports Arena in Tacarigua.
She had help in the form of another
forward Janeisha Casssimy, who regis-
tered a double-double adding 14 points
and grabbed 10 rebs. She also shared
the ball three times to aid in the victory.
Their teammate Tahirah Holling-
sworth also reached double-figures,
For Quarters, Shania Emmanuel, who
was named the league MVP, scored a
match-high 23 points, securing 15
boards and six steals and Breanna
Charles poured in 11, had three re-
bounds, two blocks and a steal.
"Watching the final between Quar-
ters and Police was so heart-warming
and exciting. The game was intense
like a college basketball game. Steal
after steals, rebounds, blocks and as-
sists, great shooting and eye vision of
the court," said the coordinator of the
league, Alicia Cumberbatch.
"The emotions I felt was unexplain-
able towards this game but one thing I
know we (the committee members) at
Fem BA will help those get better and
become great by allocating the players
to development programmes in T&T."
Emmanuel was definitely one of the
bright spots in the league. She was most
deserving of the league award tallying
47 points, 25 rebounds, nine steals, two
assists and two blocks, guiding her team
to the final after playing unbeaten in
the preliminary round on April 14. She
also got the trophies for having the most
points and best defensive player.
The following day (April 15) dur-
ing the All Star activities, Emmanuel
emerged the MVP and the three-point
shootout winner while her teammate
Jamika Knights was the U-21 Skills
At the award ceremony of the three-
day tournament, Police head coach Al-
fonso Raphael picked up the prize after
being named the "Coach of the League"
Ize-Tao Best of Malick and Brian Chase
Academy's Joreius Headley shared the
"Most Improved Player" award.
"Fem BA would like to express our
deepest gratitude to our sponsors, Min-
istry of Sport and Youth Affairs, Haynes
Plumbing 1990 Limited, Micron Lim-
ited, Renova Limited and Plenty Sport,
participants, media represenatives and
supporters for helping us make yet
another successful tournament," said
Cumberbatch, a national player.
"Fem BA will continue to improve
the state of basketball for our female
basketballers in T&T. Failure is not an
Police 63 (A Baptiste 20 pts/5 rebs/8
stls, Janeisha Casssimy 14 pts/10
rebs/3 asts, Tahirah Hollingsworth 12
pts/2 rebs/4 asts/4 stls) vs Quarters
50 (Shania Emmanuel 23 pts/15 rebs/6
stls, Breanna Charles 11 pts/3 rebs/1
stl/2 blks, Mercedes Alexander 8 pts/2
Brian Chase Academy 44 (Grace Peru
11 pts/4 rebs/2 stls, Jories Headley 10
pts/11 rebs/ 3 asts/6 steals) vs Malick
20 (Ize-Tao Best 15 pts/5 rebs/9 stls,
Jacinda Best 4 pts/4 rebs/1 stl).
U-21 Skills Challenge winner:
Jamika Knights (Quarters)
All Stars MVP: Shaniya
Emmanuel (Quarters) - 26 points,
5 rebs, 3 asts/3 stls
Three-point shootout winner:
Shaniya Emmanuel (Quarters)
Most points: Shania Emmanuel
League MVP: Shania Emmanuel
Best Defensive Player: Shania
Best U-21 player: Nikiyah
Most Improved Player: Ize-Tao
Best (Malick), Joreius Headley
Coach of the League: Alfonso
Final MVP: Aneicia Baptiste
North Zone B-ball
The North Zone Basketball
Commission of the (NBFTT) will
hold its fourth General Council
meeting for all its members at
the Woodbrook Youth Facility
thsi evening from 7.30 pm sharp.
High on the agenda is the 2017
season for Men's, Women's and
Youth Divisions. The Executive is
calling on all clubs to ensure that
it is represented .
East Zone Basketball
The East Zone Basketball Com-
mission of the (NBFTT) will hold
its General Council at the Maloney
Indoor Sports Complex on Thurs-
day at 7 pm. The Zone's Executive
is calling on all clubs to attend to
discuss the 2017 season and a way
forward for the Zone.
Baptiste powers Police to b-ball honours
Aneicia Bapiste, right poses with her Police teammates, the Ministet of Sports Darryl Smith, centre, and chairman
of the Sport Company Michael Phillips, left, after winning Fem BA Easter Under-21 Basketball Tournament at the
Eastern Regional Indoor Sports Arena in Tacarigua from April 14-16.
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