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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Friday, June 14, 2013
miler Dominique Blake was yes-
terday slapped with a six year
ban for doping by the Jamaica
Blake tested positive for methyl-
hexaneamine at the Jamaica
Olympic Trials last year.
She finished sixth in the 400m
at the trials and was suspended
for nine-months in 2006.
Blake represented Jamaica at
the IAAF World Indoor Champi-
onships in March last year.
Her case was adjourned in
March because of the absence of
one of the members of the Jamaica
Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel.
Blake s six year ban takes effect
days after the Jamaican govern-
ment announced a 16 million
Jamaican dollar budget for drug
testing of athletes. (AP)
Notre Dame (women) and Petrotrin
(men) made winning starts in their
efforts to claim their respective titles
in the T&T Hockey Board Champi-
onship Division "Big-Four" compe-
tition at the National Hockey Centre,
Tacarigua on Wednesday night.
In the night s opener, the Dames,
the defending league champions
stormed into a 3-0 lead before hanging
on for a narrow 5-4 win over Malvern
thanks to a decisive 62nd minute item
from veteran player and former nation-
al captain Carol Whiteman.
The Dames went ahead as early as
the third minute through Teneil Garcia
while Tamara De Nobriga (seventh)
and Kayla Brathwaite (13th) added field
goals for a 3-0 cushion before national
forward Oire Trotman pulled one back
for the Malvernites in the 34th minute.
Garcia fired in her second in the
51st minute to put the Dames 4-1
ahead but Trotman scored five minutes
later for her team to trail 4-2 before
Whiteman made it 5-2 with eight min-
Teresa Lezama, another of Malvern s
national team contingent scored in
the 63rd for her team to trail 5-3 and
three minutes later, Trotman com-
pleted her hat-trick for a 5-4 score-
line and an interesting final four min-
utes, however it was a close as they
Tomorrow, the Dames meet Paragon
from 6pm in a clash of the top-two
teams on the league table while
Malvern comes up against
Harvard Maritime Checkers.
The men s encounter was a much
closer battle with national duo, Atiba
Whittington scoring in the 39th and
national team-mate Dwain Quan
Chan, four minutes later to put the
Oilmen ahead 2-0 after a 0-0 first-
Despite being 2-0 down, the
Parkites who held Petrotrin to a 1-1
draw in their first round league
encounter did not drop their heads
and four minutes got back into the
contest when Shawn Lee Quay scored
from close up.
However, the Oilmen managed to
hold onto the win and will meet
Defence Force tomorrow from 8pm
while defending champion, Paragon
faces the Parkites at 4 pm.
T&T "Calypso Spikers" ended with a 0-
3 record in Pool A of the 12th Movistar
Women s Pan American Volleyball Cup
after a third straight sets defeat, 19-25, 18-
25, 12-25 at Coliseo Miguel Grau, Callao,
Peru on Wednesday night.
It was case of too many unforced errors
by the Krystle Esdelle-captain T&T, 21 to
Puerto Rico s eight which cost her team in
Yarimar Rosa and Karina Ocasio spear-
headed Puerto Rico with 15 and nine points
respectively while Lynda Morales and Diana
Reyes each added seven.
For T&T, which held an advantage in
blocks 10-6, 19-year-old Channon Thomp-
son was the best scorer for a second straight
match with 15 points while Sinead Jack tal-
lied ten, Darlene Ramdin seven and Esdelle,
Commenting on the loss, Esdelle said her
team didn t have a response to the quick
game established by Puerto Rico and still
had a lot of improvement to make in their
Cuban-born T&T coach, Francisco Cruz
added: "Our biggest problems are the
defense and the passing. That s something
we need to overcome in order to play against
teams like Puerto Rico."
World top ranked and tournament
defending champion, USA subdued Argenti-
na 25-17, 25-19, 25-22 to claim first place
in Pool A and direct spot in the semifinals.
In another exhausting match played at
Juan Pinasco Villanueva Coliseum of the
warm Iquitos, four-time winners Cuba won
19-25, 25-21, 20-25, 25-22, 15-12 over Peru
in more than two hours to top Pool B while
Canada qualified to the quarterfinals easing
past Costa Rica 25-18, 25-23, 25-19.
And in Pool C, two-time winners Domini-
can Republic closed the first round atop of
Pool C after defeating Mexico 25-17, 25-13,
25- 18 to finish with a 3-0 record and an
automatic semifinal spot while three-time
champions Brazil finished second after out-
playing Colombia 25-11, 25-13, 25-18.
Today the tournament will resume with
classification matches for positions seventh
through tenth and two quarterfinals involv-
ing, Brazil and Canada, and Cuba and
Tomorrow, in the ninth to 12th semifinals,
T&T and Colombia will play against the
losers of the classification matches.
7-10 Classification: Peru vs Mexico,
Puerto Rico vs Costa Rica
Quarterfinals: Brazil vs Canada, Cuba vs
T&T vs Loser Peru/Mexico or Puerto
Colombia vs Loser Peru/Mexico or Puerto
Winner Peru/Mexico vs Loser
Cuba/Argentina or Brazil/Canada
Winner Puerto Rico/Costa Rica vs Loser
Brazil/Canada or Cuba/Argentina
Main draw semifinals
USA vs Winner Brazil/Canada or
Dominican Republic vs Winner
Cuba/Argentina or Brazil/Canada
Puerto Rico sweeps
Dames, Petrotrin win
'Big Four' openers
Notre Dame's Dana-Lee De Gannes tackles Brigid Poon-Lewis of Malvern during their T&T Hockey
Board Women's Championship Division "Big-Four" encounter at the National Hockey Centre,
Tacarigua on Wednesday night. Notre Dame won 5-4. PHOTO: ANTHONY HARRIS
T&THB Big-Four results
Notre Dame 4 (Teneil Garcia 3rd, 51st,
Tamara De Nobriga 7th, Kayla Brathwaite
13th, Carol Whiteman 62nd) vs Malvern
4 (Oire Trotman 34th, 56th, 66th, Teresa
Petrotrin 2 (Atiba Whittington 39th,
Dwain Quan Chan 43rd) vs Queen's Park
1 (Shawn Lee Quay 47th).
Women: Malvern vs HM Checkers, 2 pm;
Paragon vs Notre Dame, 6 pm.
Men: QPCC vs Paragon; 4 pm; Defence
Force vs Petrotrin, 8 pm.
Women: Notre Dame vs HM Checkers, 1
pm; Malvern vs Paragon; 5 pm.
Men: Petrotrin vs Paragon, 3 pm; QPCC vs Defence
Force, 7 pm.
Jamaican Blake banned for six years
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