BASKETBALL FINALE

[Linked Image] The big finale for the Ballin' for life basketball competition is finally here. The games are scheduled for tonight and Friday night. The Belize bank bulldogs will be competing against the Orange Walk running rebels, while the UB black jaguars are set to compete against the Belmopan bandits. Today, we got the chance to speak with the Belize Basketball Association Public Relations Officer to find out what they're hoping for.

Mark Usher, Public Relations - BDBA

"We expect a lot of people tonight because Belmopan is in, Belmopan has a team, so we expect 4 bus loads from Belmopan and Orange Walk junior is in the finals, so we expect 4 bus loads from Orange Walk and of course Belize City fans will always support. So it has been good enough that we got by and we look forward to better next year."

Emaun Hyde
"Do you think that support affect how well teams play in the basketball games?"

Mark Usher
[Linked Image] "Oh definitely, each and every one of these will tell you, if they see a full stand, they probably will be nervous and when they are settle down they will perform because every artist wants an audience and basketball is art."

Emaun Hyde
"Are you excited about the games?"

Mark Usher
"I am so excited now, Mr. Basil (President) please don't put me behind the bar or put me to work the door because I want to watch the game. It's going to be some marvelous games I am telling you. Lets quickly look at UB; UB have all the super stars; they have a very good coaching staff; you are talking about Kirk Shabba Smith, Darren Bovel, Faron Leroy Loriano, Steven Williams and Pratt. These guys are super basketball players. I can't forget Claude "too tall" Jones, and then when you flip and you look at Belmopan, Belmopan has Jay Chavarria, Kurt Bergess, Isani Enriquez and a number of other quality players. They have a very good program going, it's going to be a marvelous run and gun type of game. It's going to be basketball, the way it suppose to be played."

Emaun Hyde
"Who do you think is going to win?"

Mark Usher
"I am not allow basketball won't allow me. Let me see...it's hard. I prefer not to say. I just want everybody to come out and have fun and I want the teams to come out and put their best foot forward which I know they will and the best team will win."

The game for tonight and Friday are scheduled to begin at 7 pm.

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