San Pedro Tiger Sharks clinch first playoff berth in Pepsi National Basketball League competition Print E-mail
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Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

The Pepsi National Elite Basketball League competition continued over the last week with two games on the schedule.

On Saturday 17th March, at the Russel ‘Chiste’ Garcia Auditorium in Dangriga Town, in the Stann Creek District, the host team Dangriga Dream Ballers defeated the visiting Digicell Belize City Defenders by the score of 72-65.

The top scorers for the Dangriga Dream Ballers were Tahj Wells with 19 points and 13 rebounds; Daniel Nolberto with 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 assists and a steal and Daniel Conorquie with 11 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals.

For the Digicell Belize City Defenders, the top scorers were Darwin Leslie with 21 points, 4 rebounds and a steal and Nigel Jones with 12 points, 12 rebounds and a steal.

In the game played out at the Orange Walk Multi-Purpose Centre in Orange Walk Town, the league’s leading San Pedro Tiger Sharks defeated the Orange Walk Running Rebels by the score of 86-75.

The top scorers for the San Pedro Tiger Sharks were Martevuius Adams with 24 points and 3 rebounds; Jihad Wright with 17 points, 4 rebounds and 2 steals and Raul Roches with 9 points, 3 rebounds and an assist.

Meanwhile, the top scorers for the Orange Walk Running Rebels were James Ewing with 16 points and 7 rebounds; Vince Young with 14 points, 1 assist and a steal and Roger Reneau with 13 points, 2 rebounds and 5 assists.

The competition will continue on Friday 23rd March, 2018, with three more games on the schedule. At the Orange Walk Multi-Purpose Sports Complex at 9:00 pm, the Digicell Belize City Defenders will go up against the Orange Walk Running Rebels. At the St. Catherine Academy Mercy Centre in Belize City, San Pedro Tiger Sharks will go up against the Smart Belize Hurricanes and at the Russel ‘Chiste’ Garcia Auditorium in Dangriga Town, the defending champions Belmopan Bandits will see action against the Dangriga Dream Ballers.