Belmopan Bandits are the early leaders in PLB Opening Season Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 August 2015 00:00

deon.jpg - 111.71 KbThe Premier League of Belize Opening Season for 2015-2016 continued last weekend with two games on the schedule.

On Saturday 22 August at the FFB Stadium in Belmopan, the home team Belmopan Bandits edged out the visiting Wagiya by the score of 2-1 to win its first game of the 2015-2016 campaign.
The visiting Wagiya Team was the first to get onto the scoreboard when Eugene Martinez scored his team only goal of the game to give them a 1-0 lead.

It was not until well into the first half of the game that the home team the Belmopan Bandits was able to get onto the scoreboard when Evan Mariano scored his team equalising goal. The Belmopan Bandits then took a 2-1 lead when Marlon Meza scored the go-ahead goal in the 44th minute of play for a 2-1 lead.

The Belmopan Bandits defence was able to protect the lead and at the end of the long whistle it was indeed a 2-1 victory for the Belmopan Bandits.

Meanwhile on Sunday 23 August, at the MCC Grounds, the National Football Champions of Belize Verdes and the home team the Belize Defence Force (BDF) played to a 1-1 draw. The first half of the game ended in a 0-0 draw.

The visiting Verdes F.C. was able to penetrate the defence of the Belize Defence Force and found itself onto the scoreboard when Deon McCauley scored his team’s only goal of the game in the 54th minute of play for a 1-0 lead.

The Belize Defence Force was not able to respond to the Verdes 1-0 lead until Orlando Trapp scored his team’s equalising goal in the 82nd minute of play for the 1-1 draw.

The competition will continue this coming weekend with three games on the schedule.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 17:09
Belize Bank Bulldogs a win away from basketball Firms’ title Print E-mail
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Thursday, 27 August 2015 00:00

The Belize District Basketball Association Firms Competition has now entered its championship round on Saturday 22 August, 2015, with game one in the best of three finals between the Central Bank and the Belize Bank Bulldogs.

In the first game played, the Belize Bank Bulldogs defeated Central Bank by the score of 60-42. The top scorers for the Belize Bank Bulldogs team were Rupert Brown with 16 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 5 steals; Brian White with 11 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and 4 steals and Roscoe Rhys who also scored 11 points, he also had 5 rebounds and 4 assists.

For the Central Bank Team, the top scorers were Mark Swift with 11 points, 2 rebounds and 1 assist; Farron Louriano also with 11 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 steals.

The second game in the championship series will be played on Friday 28 August, 2015, at 8:00 pm and if a game three becomes necessary then that game will be played on Saturday 29 August also at 8:00 pm.

The association also announced the individual awards winners for the 2015 Firms’ competition. The Most Rebounds Award went to Lennox Cayetano of Digicell 4G; Most Steals Award went to Jacob Leslie of Central Bank; Most Assists Award went to Steven Wade of Central Health and the Regular Season MVP Award went to Raheem Staine of Digicell 4G.


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