Smart Belize Hurricanes stop the soaring San Pedro Tiger Sharks in the Pepsi National Elite Basketball League play Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

The 2018 Pepsi National Elite Basketball League competition continued on Friday 23rd March, with three games on the schedule.

At the St. Catherine Academy Mercy Centre in Belize City, the former champions the Smart Belize Hurricanes defeated the San Pedro Tiger Sharks by the score of 80-68.

The top scorers for the Smart Belize Hurricanes were Akeem Watters who scored 20 points to go along with his 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 6 steals; Glency Lopez who also scored 20 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists and 3 steals and Tyson Reynold who scored 15 points and 6 rebounds for the win.

Meanwhile, the top scorers for the league leading San Pedro Tiger Sharks were Martevuius Adams with 24 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals, Raul Roches with 10 points and 2 assists and Jihard Wright with 9 points, 10 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.

Out at the Russel “Chiste” Garcia Auditorium in Dangriga Town, the home team Dangriga Dream Ballers won handily over the defending champions the Belmopan Bandits by the score of 83-75.

The Dangriga Dream Ballers were led by Daniel Nolberto who top scored with 23 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.  He was assisted by Daniel Conorquie who scored 15 points to go along with his 6 rebounds, 5 assists and a steal and Tahj Wells who contributed 14 points along with his 11 rebounds and an assist.

For the Belmopan Bandits, the top scorers were Farron Louriano with 16 points, 9 rebounds and an assist; Luther da Shane Page with 10 points and 2 rebounds and Leroy Louriano with 9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.

And in the final game of the evening played out at the Orange Walk Multi-Purpose Sports Complex in Orange Walk Town, where Digicell Belize City Defenders defeated the Orange Walk Running Rebels by the score of 81-61.

The top scorers for the Digicell Belize City Defenders were Nigel Jones with 24 points, 13 rebounds and a steal, Darwin Leslie with 18 points, 3 rebounds and a steal and Jacob Leslie with 13 points, 1 assist and 2 steals.

For the Orange Walk Running Rebels, the top scorers were James Ewing with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals and Elvis Olivera with 14 points and 2 rebounds.

The competition will take a break for the Easter weekend and will resume on Friday 6th April, 2018.