Despite staying in the game for the majority of the final quarter, it was the experience of Mico that prevailed in the end as the Annette Daley-coached team outscored their opponents by three to give their team a narrow win and kept their unbeaten record intact. It was indeed a good day for Mico, as earlier in the day they had two wins over home team G.C. Foster College. In the intermediate league, Mico B scored a convincing 49-15 win over G.C. Foster B before their junior team remained unbeaten this season after a 36-18 win over G.C. Foster C. In other matches on the day, G.C. Foster A stopped EXED Community College 47-30, CASE stopped Moneague Community College 22-16, Sam Sharpe Teacher’s College brushed aside Bethlehem 32-5, and Knox Community College dislodged Brown’s Town Community College 39-10. EARLY 7-2 LEAD It was the Conrad Parkes-coached UWI team which stole the early lead as, led by veteran Nadine Bryan at wing attack, goal shooter Thristina Harwood, and goalkeeper Shamera Sterling; they jumped into an early 7-2 lead before closing out the first quarter with a 14-11 advantage. With their home fans cheering them on, the Mico team, despite several errors in centre court, were able to come into their own in the second quarter as goal shooter Jhaniele Fowler-Reid, starting for the first time this season, was bang on target as the home team outscored their opponents 13-10. Both teams went into the half-time break with the score tied at 24-24. It was tit for tat in the third quarter as both teams traded goals. Harwood was in terrific form finding her target quite easily, despite goal defence Vangelee Williams making some crucial stops. Bryan was also having a big game for the UWI team as it was another tie at the third quarter with the score being 36-36. MICO’S EXPERIENCE PRESEASON favourites Mico A had to dig deep at home on Saturday to deny UWI A in their top-of-the-table clash in the preliminary round of the Intercollegiate senior netball competition as Mico came away with a close 45-42 win over their opponents. Both teams came into their encounter unbeaten after picking up four consecutive wins each and with several former and present national senior representatives on show on both teams, an epic encounter was expected. Both teams were also coming off big wins in their previous match as UWI, playing away, had a close 34-31 win over defending champions G.C. Foster College, while, playing at home, Mico had an impressive 40-24 win over University of Technology.
In continuation of its community based development initiatives in Electoral District #12, the “Friends of Dr. George Beyan Samah” on Friday, July 8 dedicated a newly constructed marketplace in the Kesselly Boulevard Community thus bringing relief to marketers of the densely populated community. The marketplace construction is estimated at US$9,000.During the dedication of the market, the founder of the friendship, Dr. George Beyan Samah, said the market project was initiated as a result of the numerous calls he received from marketers of the Kesselly Boulevard Community.Dr. Samah, who worked for the United Nations for over 10 years, said the district can only be transformed through collective efforts and the cooperation of its residents. He stressed the need for the provision of basic social services for residents.“The district is challenged with the lack of infrastructure developments, limited capacity to enhance quality education, unsafe drinking water and other basic social services to adequately improve the livelihood of our people,” Dr. Samah noted.According to him, market women play a vital role in the society, therefore it is important that their requests be given urgent attention.He thanked the district Representative, Richmond Anderson, for the level of work so far, but said more needs to be done in the district to bring relief and improvement to the livelihood of the people. “Just last week we dedicated a market project valued at US$20,000 at the redemption market, and today we are here to dedicate another market project valued at about US$9,000. This shows our level of interest in empowering women within the district,” he said.Dr. Samah has meanwhile admonished residents of the district to be aware of political actors in the upcoming 2017 presidential and legislative elections.“Fellow Liberians, and people of District #12, as 2017 draws closer, there will be many political actors contesting. Please be reminded that there will be those who have retired politically with fake promises to achieve their selfish dreams,” Dr. Samah said.He added: “In my opinion, if proper representation will be felt in the legislature, residents of the district should begin to celebrate tangible projects and not too many empty promises, for history repeats itself.” The Superintendent of the Chicken Soup Factory Gulf Market, Madam Alice Gorpu Yeebahn, expressed appreciation to the friendship for the continued level of development within the district and thanked the community chairman and youth for their collective efforts towards the implementation of the market project.The dedication program was attended by residents of District#12, market women, community leaders, elders and youth organizations.The “Friends of Dr. George B. Samah” was established in 2013 to identify with the less fortunate communities in District #12 and beyond.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) read more