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Thursday, 16 March 2017 00:00

The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) hosted its third annual All-Star Night on Saturday 11th March at the St. Catherine Mercy Centre in Belize City. The activities tipped off with the Three Point Shootout, where Cayo Western Ballaz Elvert Ariola was crowned three Point champion, as he narrowly edged out Linton Broaster of Smart Belize Hurricanes.

The Slam Dunk contest was the most entertaining in three years, as Shemar White from Orange Walk running Rebels easily claimed the prize with his dazzling dunks.

In the main event of the night, the Imports and Belizean Americans won the All Star game, as they defeated the locals by the score of 76-74. The Imports/Belizean Americans were cruising in the first half of the game leading 24-6, and having a 20 point lead in the second quarter. However, a late surge by the local teams made the waning moments interesting, as they mounted a major comeback, behind sharp-shooter Ashton Edwards, who sank 4 three-pointers, and a jump shot, in the final 4 minutes of the game to quickly evaporate the lead.