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A win in Game 4 means Tuff E Nuff are the 2012 IBL Champions


As confidently predicted by coach Rico Black at the start of the 2012 Interoffice Basketball Season, Tuff E Nuff are in the finals and just one win away from being crowned IBL Champions. On Friday, August 3rd, 2012 they go up against their rivals and some former Tigersharks teammates, Alamilla’s, for the fourth of the five game series. This game could very possibly be the final game of the season, proving to the island and the people of San Pedro that Tuff E Nuff is the best basketball team in the land. With a current 2-1 lead over their opponents and the drive to take home the championship that they’ve been fighting for all season long, the players are heading in to Game 4 full of confidence.

Coach Black has said that the team is working together well and playing as a unit, with no team turmoil or malevolence towards one another. They are a well-oiled machine, and the support and encouragement that they have been getting from people on the island makes them even more confident and determined that they will be performing well. “We are ready to bring home another championship for San Pedro,” says Black. “We are very confident that with the way the team has been playing, we can get it done.

Playing with the same 10-man rotation that made the comeback to win from a 1-0 deficit in the semifinals, Black believes that the team he has is the best in the league and has what it takes to make it a win in Game 4. They’ve previously faced Alamilla’s 4 times in the 2012 IBL season and sport and impressive 3-1 record over their current opponents. One more win and Tuff E Nuff would have accomplished what they had set out to do at the start of the season…bring another basketball championship back home to San Pedro, which would be the 4th basketball championship that Black and the Tuff E Nuff Team have brought home.

Tuff E Nuff would like to thank their sole sponsor San Pedro Belize Express for stepping up and providing them with transportation back and forth to the mainland for practice and playing their games. Tuff E Nuff Tours and Belizean Shores Resort have to be thanked as well, for allowing the team time off from work to practice, as well as offering some small financial support when needed.

Game 4 will be on Friday, August 3rd, at 9:00pm and coach Black will be taking a boat over to the city for the game allowing friends and fans to go to cheer and show their support for their team. The boat leaves San Pedro at 6:00pm on Friday from Tuff E Nuff Tours on the Sandy Point Resorts dock near Ruby’s Hotel and returns promptly after the game. Passage is $20.00 per person and includes admission to the game. Get in touch with the Tuff E Nuff boys to reserve your seat.

The San Pedro Sun wishes Tuff E Nuff the best and we’re looking forward to seeing them bring home the championship this Friday. Go Tuff E Nuff Boys!

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