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Port of Belize vs BWSL in Firms Basketball showdown Print E-mail
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Thursday, 06 December 2012 00:00

 BWSL’s Ashley Hemsley scored 13 points and had 5 rebounds against BTLThe 2012 Belize District Basketball Association U-23 and Firms competitions are fast winding down at the Bird’s Isle in Belize City.

On Saturday, December 1st, in the third and final game between Port of  Belize and Airport, it was the number one seed into the playoffs Port of Belize eliminated Airport by the score of 64-53. The top scorers for Port of Belize were Lennox Bowman and Ian Augustine with 21 points each, and Maxwell Nicholson with 8 points, 1, rebound, 2 assists and 2 steals. Meanwhile, the top scorers for Airport were Paul Swasey with 16 points, 15 rebounds, 1 assist and 3 steals; and Kelvin Gillett with 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals.

In the second game of the evening, which was also a must-win game three, BWSL eliminated BTL by the score of 67-47. The top scorers for BWSL were Travis Lennan and Ashley Hemsley with 14 points each, and Lawrence Young with 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.

On Friday, November 30th, in the first game of the evening of the second semi-final game, Airport defeated Port of Belize by the score of 60-49 to force the necessary game three between Airport and Port of Belize. The top scorers for the Airport in that game were Charles Armstrong with 21 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and a steal; and Paul Swasey with 13 points, 10 rebounds and 3 steals. For Port of Belize, the top scorers were Ian Augustine with 21 points, 10 rebounds, and an assist; and Lennox Bowman, who scored 16 points, and 4 rebounds.

In the second game of the evening which was also the second in the semi-final series, BTL edged BWSL by the score of 39-37 to force the must-win game three on Saturday. The top scorers for BTL were Edward Thompson with 13 points, and 6 rebounds; and Lupito Acosta with 8 points. For BWSL, the top scorers were Ashley Hemsley with 13 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 steals, and Benson Matthews with 9 points and 9 rebounds.

The championship series will commence this Friday, December 7th, at 8:00 pm with the first game in the U-23 between Tuff “E” Nuff and the Belize Bank “Bulldogs”, and at 9:30 game 1 in the Firms Competition, Port of Belize will go up against BWSL.