San Pedro Tigersharks begins defence of back-to-back basketball title Print E-mail
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Thursday, 28 January 2016 00:00

The National Elite Basketball League competition continued last weekend with three games on the schedule.

On Saturday 23rd January, at the Independence High School Auditorium in Independence Village, the Belize City No Limit Team won its 2nd game of this year’s senior campaign when it edged out the new entrant in the league the Independence Thunderbolts by the score of 74-73.

The top scorers for the Belize City No Limit team were Gregory Rudon with 19points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists and 5 steals; Earl Johnson with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals and Lennox Bowman with 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals.

For the Independence Thunderbolts, the top scorers were Hyram Augustine with 23 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist and 6 steals; Alroy Foreman with 14 points, 9 rebounds and 3 steals and Zane Burgess with 12 points, 16 rebounds and 2 steals.

At the Belize Elementary School Gymnasium, the host team Smart Belize Hurricanes won its 2nd game in as many outings when it won handily over the Cayo Western Ballaz by the score of 96-87.

The top scorers for the Smart Belize Hurricanes were Brian White with 21 points, 18 rebounds and 2 steals; Jacob Leslie with 20 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist and 3 steals and Darwin Leslie with 18 points, 3 rebounds and 5 assists. Meanwhile, the top scorers for the Cayo Western Ballaz were Winston Pratt with 29 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 6 steals; Brandon Flowers with 18 points, 7 rebounds and 1 steal and Elvis Usher Jr. with 12 points, 1 rebound, 5 assists and 4 steals.

And in the final game of the day that was played out at the San Pedro High School Auditorium, the two times defending champions the San Pedro Tigersharks started out its defence on the right foot when it edged out the Belmopan Bandits by the score of 61-60.

The top scorers for the San Pedro Tigersharks were Ashton Edwards with 14 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist and a steal; Gene Myvett with 11 points, 10 rebounds, 1 assist and 4 steals and Caleb Sutton with 10 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals.

Meanwhile, the top scorers for the Belmopan Bandits were Nick Brown with 21 points, 7 rebounds and 2 steals; Rhetton Belisle with 13 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists and a steal and Geovanie Lennan with 11 points and 7 rebounds.

The competition will continue this coming weekend with 4 games across the country.