Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : June 26th 2013 Contents Bethel's Kernelle Heath is all focussed as he outleaps
the defence of Plymouth, to shoot his way to a
match-high 30 points, when the Hoop of Life
Community Basketball League conitnued in the
Tobago Sector, on Monday night. Bethel won 53-42.
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 www.guardian.co.tt Guardian
National fighter and reigning national
heavyweight champion Edson Breedy is
one of six athletes hoping to represent this
country at the prestigious World Taek-
wondo Championship, to be held in Puebla,
Mexico from June 15-21, but as with the
case of two other teammates and two
coaches, a lack of funding has proven to
be the major setback.
Breedy, 26, who was named the best fight-
er at last year s national Taekwondo Cham-
pionship, said the T&T Taekwondo Asso-
ciation (TTTA) had made urgent attempts
to secure funding for the team, but had
come up short. As a result, the fighters were
asked to seek private sponsorship. Only
recently, the TTTA acquired the new nec-
essary licence to participate in the tourna-
Apart from Breedy (87kg+), the team also
includes Sherelle De Bourgh (-57kg), Eje
Celestin (-87kg), Lenn Hypolite (-80kg),
Jerome Browne (-74kg) and Dr Dorian
Alexander (-68kg). The staff, which is also
seeking assistance with the trip includes
coaches Colin Mofford, Samuel Lider, train-
ers Stephen Fischer and Chinedum Osuji,
manager George Mristescu and head of del-
egation Master Anthony Ferguson, who is
also the president of the TTTA. Browne and
Dr Alexander are also in need of funding,
as are coaches Mofford and Osuji.
Breedy has since highlighted his plight
on a Web site (fundrazr.com) designed to
raise funds for various causes, where he
outlined the expenses in the travel and par-
ticipation of just one of the members of the
He said he had received one cheque from
a generous well wisher but remained far
from the total, which amounted to
TT$21,075. The airfare, which is $11,000
may be provided by the Ministry of Sport,
but is not guaranteed.
To assist in the team's trip, Breedy can
be contacted at 381-5599, or Master
Ferguson at 777-2119.
Moriah Sonics registered an easy 54-38 victory
against Mt St George to complete its first round
schedule unbeaten in the Tobago Sector of the Hoop
of Life Community Basketball League, on Monday.
Playing at the Moriah basketball court, Moriah
was never in trouble as the team led from start to
finish in a match which it dominated in every depart-
ment, and perhaps should have won the fixture by
a wider margin, but missed several lay-ups and
uncontested short jumpers.
Delroy Charles was on fire for Moriah in the first
half as he hit three three-pointers, but cooled off in
the second half and none of his teammates picked
up the slack. However, the inexperienced Mt St
George outfit, though giving 100 per cent were just
as guilty as Moriah in missing lay-ups and jumpshots
and was particularly poor with field shots.
Mt St George s best quarter was in the fourth when
it looked more composed and showed some tenacity
in defence, though it was still outscored 14-11. Moriah
led 18-14 in the first quarter, 28-21 in the second,
and 40-27 in the third to triumph at 57-48.
Odawi Sebro led the scoring for the winning team
with a match-high 17 points, while Michael Lovelace
had 12 in a losing cause.
Meanwhile, in Tobago Sector Two, Plymouth suf-
fered its second consecutive defeat, this time to
Bethel, 53-42, at the Montgomery basketball court.
Kernelle Heath put on a show for Bethel as he
dominated the boards to rule the roost inside the
paint and finished with a match-high 30 points, to
lead all scorers.
The six-foot-plus Heath, even showed his dribbling
ability as he went coast-to-coast on at least two
occasions and created serious problems for the Ply-
mouth players with his shot-blocking ability.
Moses Ralston had the hot hand for the losing
team as he finished with 23 points. He, however, did
not have much support from the talented Chris
Nelson and prolific scorer, Jerron Gilman, who missed
some minutes in the match when he turned his ankle
going for a rebound.
Bethel s head coach, Christopher Clarke said that
he was disappointed with his charges performance,
especially in the first half, though they picked up
their game in the second half. He added that he was
forced to utilise his off-guards as point guards for
most of the encounter because of injuries.
Taekwondo team seeks funding for World Champs
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La Brea 67 v Point Fortin
Diego Martin 64 v Petit
Tunapuna 71 v San Juan
La Romaine 80 vs
Rio Claro 62 v Princess
Caledonia 67 v Belmont 49
Siparia 65 v Fyzabad 48
Cap de Ville 55 v Fanny
Guayaguayare 59 v
Cumana 59 v Toco 45
Cocorite 62 v Carenage 61
St Joseph 56 v Santa Cruz
Lady Hailes Ave 57 v
Arima 75 v Arouca 68
Laventille 123 v Belmont
Moriah unstoppable in
Hoop of Life Tobago
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