The National Elite Basketball League competition continued over the last weekend with three games across the country.
On Friday March 20, at the Sacred Heart College Auditorium in San Ignacio Town, the league’s leading Cayo Western Ballaz won a thrilling game from its neighbour the Belmopan Red Taigaz that finished in a 61-60 nail-biter. With that win, the Cayo Western Ballazs remains the only team in the competition that has not lost a game so far.
The top scorers for the Cayo Western Ballaz were Richard Troyer who continues to have an MVP season contributed 17 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists and a steal towards the win and he was joined by Geovannie Lennan with 11 points, 2 rebounds,1 assist and a steal and Kurt Burgess who also contributed 11 points, 14 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals for the win. For the Belmopan Red Taigaz, the top scorers were Terrell Eskridge with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 steals and Farron Louriano also with 19 points, 18 rebounds, and 3 steals.
At the Belize Elementary School Auditorium in Belize City, the Belize Yellow Page Hurricanes won over the visiting Dangriga Warriors by the score of 68-61. The top scorers for Belize Yellow Page Hurricanes were Earl Johnson with 13 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal; Winston Pratt with 12 points, 4 rebounds and 5 assists and Ty Bradley with 11 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal.
For the visiting Dangriga Warriors, the top scorers were Daniel Nolberto with 23 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal; Brandon Flowers with 14 points, 2 rebounds, and an assist and Edgar Mitchell with 9 points, 2 rebounds and 2 assists.
On Saturday March 21, at the Roman Catholic School in San Pedro Town, the defending champions the San Pedro Tigersharks defeated the Orange Walk Running Rebels by the score of 73-66. The top scorers for the San Pedro Tigersharks were Darwin Leslie with 19 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist and 2 steals,; Andrew Ortiz with 17 points and 6 rebounds and James Milton with 16 points, 18 rebounds and a steal.
For the Orange Walk Running Rebels, the top scorers were Randy Usher with 18 points, 3 rebounds and a steal; Ian Carcamo with 12 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals, and Roger Reneau with 9 points, 6 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.
The competition will continue this coming weekend.