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Boxer Breedy reaches last 16

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Boxer Breedy reaches last 16

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A Barbadian is finally eyeing a possible medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland.
Boxer Cobia Breedy eased into the quarter-finals, advancing from the round of 16 of the men’s lightweight (60 kilograms) division yesterday, defeating Andrique Allisop of the Seychelles Islands. Breedy is due to fight Trinidad and Tobago’s Michael Alexander this evening.
But at the same venue, there was more bad news for the ultramarine and gold.
Barbados’ tough netball campaign continued at the SECC Hall, when the girls suffered their fourth defeat in as many matches, being beaten by Wales 47-35 in a Pool B contest.
Unlike the previous encounter when they were badly beaten by Australia, the Bajan girls kept within striking range for most of the contest. Wales enjoyed the opening quarter, jumping to a four-point lead, but the Barbadians fought gallantly in the second quarter scoring nine points to Wales’ ten.
After one quarter Wales led 13-9 and at half-time moved ahead 23-18. The third quarter was also closely contested, with Wales scoring 12 points to Barbados’ 10 to lead 35-28.
The final quarter proved decisive as it produced the biggest scoring deficit of the match for the Bajans who were outscored by five points.
Barbados committed 24 turnovers while Wales had 17.
Goal shoot Chelsea Lewis was the top scorer for Wales with 21 points out of 30 attempts. Goal attack Cara Lea Moseley scored 19 from 29 attempts.
Goal shoot Laurel Browne led the offensive effort for Barbados with 21 points from 27 attempts while Goal attack Sheniqua Thomas supported with 14 from 20.
In track and field, Barbados’ leading sprinter Jade Bailey finished last in her semi-finals heat, timing 11.74 seconds. Ramon Gittens reached the men’s final but his time of 10.25 seconds was only good enough for last place. (BA/PR)