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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2023. 4:30 pm CST.

Photo Credit: William George Ysaguirre

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Wesley Junior College Women’s team captured the 2023 Association of Tertiary Level Institutions of Belize (ATLIB) National Basketball Championship at the Sacred Heart Junior College Auditorium in San Ignacio on Saturday.

Wesley won on points difference. Since only three teams participated, they played a round robin which resulted in a win and a loss for each one. Wesley (46-42) led with a +4 difference over Galen (49-47) who had a +2 difference, and over Ecumenical (44-50) who ended with a -6 difference.

In the first game, Ecumenical Junior College edged Galen University 26-25. Rhea Gordon led Ecumenical with seven points. Glenda Arana and Shamika Lambey scored six points each. Briah Clarke was Galen’s top scorer with 17pts. Tashira Gillett added six.

Wesley then beat Ecumenical 25-18 led by MVP Taliyah Hyde who was good for 11 points. Arana converted ten points for Ecumenical.

In the final game, Galen dropped Wesley 24-21. Gillett scored eight points for Galen. Hyde again led Wesley with nine points.


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