NEBL championship series will tip-off on Friday; City teams at the big dance Print E-mail
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Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

By Karim Juan, Commissioner

Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The date and teams are finally set for the big showdown in the 2018 NEBL Finals and this will be the first year in the NEBL’s five-year history that San Pedro Tiger Sharks will not be participating in the final dance.  However, Darwin “Puppy” Leslie will be in his fourth NEBL finals in five years, to now tie the San Pedro Tiger Sharks franchise.  New comers, DigiCell Belize City Defenders have climbed their way in the finals, making them the first team to reach the finals who have entered the playoffs as the #4 seed.  History was also recorded when both semi-finals series were stretched out to three games.  After a battle last night, Smart Belize Hurricanes was the victor, joining their Belize City comrades to the championship series. It is the first time that two Belize City teams have reached the finals, where Smart Belize Hurricanes will try to win another ring, after being the 2016 champions.  This is Kurt “Chengo” Burgess’ fourth trip to the finals in 5 years.

On Friday, June 1 the NEBL will be distributing this year’s season awards before tip-off at the Belize City Centre.