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San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 11/16/17 09:16 PM

National Elite Basketball League season to open January 18, 2018

The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) will be tipping off its fifth consecutive season on Thursday, January 18, 2018, as the defending champions, Belmopan Bandits, will host the sub-champions San Pedro Tiger Sharks. The game will be played at the UB gymnasium in Belmopan, with tip-off time being 8:30 p.m.

The upcoming season will have 8 teams. Six (6) of the teams from last season will return to participate in the upcoming season. These teams are Orange Walk Running Rebels, Belize Hurricanes, San Pedro Tiger Sharks, Belmopan Bandits, Cayo Western Ballaz and Dangriga Dream Ballers. Belize City No Limit has changed management and their new team name is Belize City Defenders. The eight team participating will be Agharta, which is a team from Chetumal, Mexico.

Posted By: Marty

Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 01/14/18 12:08 PM


Meet your 2018 Tiger Sharks Basketball Team!

With the new opening of the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) 2018 season, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks are gearing up for their first game. On Thursday, January 18th at the University of Belize auditorium in the Capital City of Belmopan, the Tiger Sharks will face defending champions, Belmopan Bandits. The San Pedro Sun caught up with some of the players, as they shared their expectations for the season. We are pleased to present the 2018 San Pedro Tiger Sharks to their fans.

This new season will mark the fifth annual NEBL tournament, in which seven teams will compete for the coveted prize at the end of the competition. The participating teams are: San Pedro Tiger Sharks, Orange Walk Running Rebels, Belize Hurricanes, Belmopan Bandits, Dangriga Dream Ballers, Belize City Defenders (replacing Belize City No Limit), and Verdes, who was previously Cayo Western Ballaz. The opening game between San Pedro Tiger Sharks and Belmopan Bandits will be aired live on The National Channel starting with a pre-game show at 8PM.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 01/19/18 07:23 PM

San Pedro Tiger Sharks win opening 2018 NEBL game against Belmopan Bandits

The new season of the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) tipped off on Thursday, January 18th, with sub-champions, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks, taking their first victory against the defending 2017 champions, the Belmopan Bandits. Inside the University of Belize gymnasium in the capital city of Belmopan, the island team dominated the match during all four quarters, nailing a 103-74 victory.

The season continues on Friday, January 19th, with a match between Belize Hurricanes and Verdes in Belize City. The other game will take place on Saturday, January 20th in Dangriga Town between Dangriga Dream Ballers and Belize City Defenders. The Tiger Sharks’ next game will be on Friday, January 26th against Verdes at the Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio, Cayo District.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 01/27/18 12:10 PM


Video: Verdes vs Tiger Sharks (NEBL 2018)

San Pedro Tiger Sharks overcome Verdes in their second game of the NEBL

The San Pedro Tiger Sharks recorded their second victory in the 2018 National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) Tournament on Friday, January 26th against Verdes. The island team traveled to San Ignacio in the Cayo District where they managed to snatch the victory from the home team with a final score of 96-84.

The San Pedro Tiger Sharks will be hosting their first home game of the season at the San Pedro High School Auditorium on Saturday, February 3rd against Belize Smart Hurricanes. Fans are encouraged to come out and support your favorite teams. All games start at 9PM.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 02/04/18 12:44 PM


San Pedro Tigersharks vs Belize Hurricanes, Full video of game

San Pedro wins 73-58



San Pedro Tiger Sharks net their third win in the 2018 NEBL season

The San Pedro Tiger Sharks continue excelling in the 2018 National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) season, landing their third consecutive victory after defeating Smart Belize Hurricanes on Saturday, February 3rd. The island team faced the visiting team at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium, where after four quarters of intense action on the court, the Tiger Sharks sealed the game with a final score of 73-58.

The San Pedro Tiger Sharks will not play this weekend. The island team’s next game is Saturday, February 17th, when they travel to Dangriga Town to face the Dangriga Dream Ballers at the Russel Chiste Garcia Auditorium. All games begin at 9PM!

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Posted By: Marty

Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 02/17/18 12:26 PM

Looking ahead: NEBL Week 5 Preview

Week 4 of the NEBL is now in the books, and fans across Belize are left with more questions than answers! With a quarter of the season now complete, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks (3-0) sit atop the standings after dismantling the Belmopan Bandits (1-2), Verdes Basketball (0-3) and the Smart Belize Hurricanes (2-1). The Dangriga Dream Ballers (3-0) have been as impressive in its three games, winning by an average of 16 points per game.

Dangriga Dream Ballers vs San Pedro Tiger Sharks – Russell “Chiste” Garcia Auditorium, Dangriga – February 17, 2018 … Tip off at 9:00 p.m.

In the first marquee matchup of the early season, the league’s two remaining undefeated teams will dance in the Culture Capital. The Dream Ballers (3-0) have shown that they are comfortable playing with big leads and managing the pressure of close games. Last week’s comeback victory against Verdes highlighted the ability of the Dream Ballers to lock in defensively and score efficiently in possession basketball. This team looks incredibly motivated and well coached, with the look of a team that believes the season will be a disappointment if they do not bring the title to Dangriga…

After their first break in the schedule, the Tiger Sharks will look to pick up where they left off, when they easily handled the cold shooting Hurricanes in San Pedro, 73-58. The Tiger Sharks, now playing their third road game, have been beating teams by an average of 18 points, the highest margin in the league. Coach Rico Black, always a hungry and fearless competitor, will have his team ready to face the hostile crowd expected in Dangriga…

Amandala

Posted By: Marty

Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 02/21/18 08:11 PM


The sub-champions of the 2017 National Elite Basketball League (NEBL), the San Pedro Tiger Sharks, returned from Dangriga Town victorious after defeating Dangriga Dream Ballers on Saturday, February 17th. Held at the Russel Chiste Garcia Auditorium, the Tiger Sharks went up against a difficult opponent who made them work hard for their victory. Throughout the match the scoring stayed tight, pressuring the island team to take advantage of every opportunity to stay in the lead. However, at the end of four grueling quarters, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks managed to steal the victory with a close score of 85-81.

The Tiger Sharks are now the top team in the NEBL, with a clean record of zero defeats. Other games that took place over the weekend included Verdes defeating Belize City Defenders 73-61, and Belmopan Bandits overcoming Orange Walk Running Rebels 82-73.

Saturday, February 24th – San Pedro Tiger Sharks vs. Orange Walk Running Rebels Angel Nuñez Auditorium in San Pedro Town, 9PM.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 02/24/18 01:03 PM

Defenders win, 76-70

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 03/01/18 06:20 PM

One loss, one win, Tiger Sharks still lead in the NEBL

The San Pedro Tiger Sharks maintained their lead in the 2018 National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) tournament despite experiencing their first loss on Friday, February 23rd against the Belize City Defenders. The grueling match ended with a final score of 76-70 in favor of the City’s squad. However, the following day, the island played a second game hosting the Orange Walk Running Rebels. At the end of four arduous quarters, the island boys emerged victorious with a final score of 92-86.

Other teams in the tournament were also busy over the weekend with games on Thursday, February 22nd in Belmopan with the Smart Belize Hurricanes overcoming the Belmopan Bandits 81-77. While on Saturday, February 24th Dangriga Dream Ballers defeated Smart Belize Hurricanes 71-66 and on that same day in San Ignacio Town, Verdes crushed Belmopan Bandits 101-70. The action continues this weekend.

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Posted By: Marty

Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 03/08/18 11:06 AM


Tiger Sharks overcome 2017 NEBL Champs

Another victory was added to the San Pedro Tiger Sharks scorecard on Saturday, March 3rd after they defeated the current National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) 2017 champions, the Belmopan Bandits. The game was held at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium in San Pedro Town where the 2017 champions and sub-champions clashed in a game that almost resulted in a loss for the Tiger Sharks. But the hard work by the island team paid off and at the end of the four quarters, the Tiger Sharks emerged victorious 95-91.

Other games over the weekend saw Dangriga Dream Ballers closely defeating Belize City Defenders 74-70. Meanwhile, Orange Walk Running Rebels fell short against Verdes who beat them, 73-66. There are more games scheduled for this weekend starting on Friday, March 9th between Belize City Defenders and Smart Belize Hurricanes taking place in Belize City. Then on Saturday, March 10th, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks will be facing Verdes in San Pedro Town. While on that same day Orange Walk Running Rebels will hosting Dangriga Dream Ballers in Orange Walk Town. All games are scheduled to start at 9PM.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 03/14/18 07:22 PM


Tiger Sharks net another win!

The San Pedro Tiger Sharks continue to scale the summit of the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) with another solid victory on Saturday, March 10th. The island team hosted Verdes from the Cayo District, who in the first half of the game gave the 2017 NEBL Sub-Champs a rocky start. But by the end of the last quarter, the Tiger Sharks comfortably nabbed the victory with a 92-68 game score.

With this victory, the island team continues to lead in the NEBL and are on a smooth road towards the championship of the season. The games for this weekend will see the Belize City Defenders traveling to Dangriga Town on Friday, March 16th to face the Dangriga Deam Ballers. On that same day, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks will head to Orange Walk Town to face the Orange Walk Running Rebels. All games start at 9PM sharp.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 03/28/18 08:48 PM

Busy NEBL weekend lands San Pedro Tiger Sharks’ second loss and a tight All-Star Game

With three games on Friday, March 23rd and the annual All-Star Night on Saturday, March 24th in Orange Walk Town, the NEBL had a busy weekend. The San Pedro Tiger Sharks took on the Smart Belize Hurricanes on Friday, losing 80-68 against the Belize City team. Despite this loss, the 2017 Sub-Champions continue to lead in the League with a total of 18 points. At the All-Star Night, Tiger Sharks’ coach Rico Black suffered another loss as his team, dubbed the Local Team, fell one point short to the Imports/Belizean American squad. The winning team was coached by Isaac Rhys from Dangriga Dream Ballers.

The NEBL is two games away from entering into its playoffs scenarios, where the top four teams advanced to the semi-final round. The San Pedro Tiger Sharks, Dangriga Dream Ballers, Belize City Defenders and Smart Belize Hurricanes are currently at the top, trying to keep their playoff position. Hoping to secure a spot in the playoffs are the Belmopan Bandits and Verdes; however, only one can make it. The upcoming two rounds of games will define who will be the final four in the playoffs. Those games will resume after the Easter Break, starting on Friday, April 6th.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 04/14/18 11:15 AM

San Pedro Tiger Sharks are heading to 2018 NEBL semi-finals

At the end of the tenth week of basketball action in the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) Tournament, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks have secured their ticket to this year’s playoffs. The island team is hoping to capture the championship, preparing to bring a challenge the other NEBL top teams. In this season, the Tiger Sharks will be facing the Dangriga Dream Ballers in the semi-finals. The other teams making it to the playoffs are Smart Hurricanes Belize and Digicell Belize City Defenders.

On Saturday, April 14th, the first semi-final game features the Dangriga Dream Ballers taking on the San Pedro Tiger Sharks in San Pedro Town All games can be followed live on NEBL’s website at nebl.sportingpulse.net, with real-time box scores, while the game is being played. The website also has all game scores, box scores, players and teams’ statistics, along with standings for the season.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 04/17/18 07:45 PM


San Pedro Tiger Sharks overcome Dangriga Dream Ballers as playoffs approach

The San Pedro Tiger Sharks defeated Dangriga Dream Ballers 81-61 on Saturday, April 14th at the Angel Nunez Auditorium in San Pedro Town. With this win, and with only two weeks remaining in the regular season of the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL), the island team just needs to win one more game to secure the #1 seed in the semi-finals. The two-time NEBL champions have netted nine wins and only two losses in the 2018 season so far.

On Saturday, April 21st, San Pedro Tiger Sharks will host Digicell Belize City Defenders. If the island team wins this game, they secure the #1 seed heading to the semi-finals. All games can be followed live on NEBL’s website at nebl.sportingpulse.net, with real-time box scores, while the game is being played.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 04/18/18 12:41 PM

NEBL playoff scenarios

#1 seed still up for grabs with 2 weeks remaining in Pepsi NEBL regular season;
OW registered first win of season

Orange Walk Running Rebels got their first win on Friday night versus Belmopan Bandits, ensuring that they did not go winless in the Pepsi NEBL 2018 Season. Verdes, who cannot make the playoffs, surely acted like a spoiler on Friday night, eliminating all chances for Belize City Defenders to grab home court advantage in the semi-finals. With two weeks remaining in the regular season, the two top teams are fighting for the #1 seed and the crucial home court advantage in the playoffs. San Pedro Tiger Sharks simply need to win their last game and they will lock up the top seed entering the playoffs. Smart Belize Hurricanes can quietly climb the standings and grab the #2 seed entering the playoffs if they can win their remaining 3 games.


Below is a breakdown of the different playoff scenarios.

San Pedro Tiger Sharks (9-2): Has clinched a playoff berth. Can clinch the #1 seed and home court advantage throughout the playoffs if they win their remaining game versus Digicell Belize City Defenders. Will fall to the #2 seed going into the playoffs if lose their last game versus Digicell Belize City Defenders and Griga Dream Ballers win their last game versus Smart Belize Hurricanes.

Griga Dream Ballers (9-2): Has clinched a playoff berth. Can clinch the #1 seed and home court advantage in the playoffs if they win their last game versus Smart Belize Hurricanes and San Pedro Tiger Sharks loses their last game versus DigiCell Belize City Defenders. Will remain with the #2 seed if San Pedro Tiger Sharks wins their last game versus DigiCell Belize City Defenders and they win their last game versus Smart Belize Hurricanes. Will fall to the #3 seed if they lose their last game versus Smart Belize Hurricanes by more than 5 points and Smart Belize Hurricanes wins their other 2 games versus Belmopan Bandits and DigiCell Belize City Defenders.

DigiCell Belize City Defenders (6-4): Has clinched a playoff berth. Will not be able to clinch the #1 or #2 seeds, so they will not have home court advantage in the playoffs.

Smart Belize Hurricanes (6-3): Has clinched a playoff berth. Can clinch the #2 seed and home court advantage in the semi-finals if they win their remaining 3 games versus Belmopan Bandits, Griga Dream Ballers and DigiCell Belize City Defenders and the win versus Griga Dream Ballers is by more than 5 points.

Verdes (3-7): Unable to make the playoffs this season.

Belmopan Bandits (2-8): Unable to make the playoffs this season.

Orange Walk Running Rebels (1-10): Unable to make the playoffs this season.

by Karim Juan, Commissioner

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 04/25/18 12:21 AM


San Pedro Tiger Sharks clinch #1 seed in the 2018 NEBL playoffs

The San Pedro Tiger Sharks have managed to lock in the #1 seed in the 2018 National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) playoffs, after narrowly defeating the Digicell Belize City Defenders 71-68 on Saturday, April 21st in San Pedro Town. With just one week remaining in the NEBL regular season, the results of this upcoming weekend’s games will decide the playoff matchups and the order of the remaining three seeds.

The games for this upcoming weekend start on Friday, April 27th, with the Belmopan Bandits hosting Verdes at the UB Gymnasium. Then on Saturday, April 28th the Smart Belize Hurricanes will travel to face the Dangriga Dream Ballers. On Monday, April 30th the Digicell Belize City Defenders will face Smart Belize Hurricanes at the opening game at the new Belize City Civic Center. These games will determine the final 3 seeds heading into the playoffs. Currently, the Dream Ballers are the #2 seed and will keep that position if they win against #3 seeded Smart Belize Hurricanes. The Digicell Defenders are the #4 seed. Those placements can change if the following happens:

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 05/08/18 11:43 AM


Tiger Sharks take a bite out of the Digicell Defenders in first semi-final game

In a hotly contested game against the Digicell Belize City Defenders, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks squeezed out a win in the first of three semi-finals matches of the 2018 National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) tournament. The island team is eying the big prize, having won all home games in the season. With one win left before the final round, the Tiger Sharks are eager to become the 2018 NEBL champions.

The second round of playoffs continues this weekend, with two sets of games on Friday, May 11th. The Dangriga Dream Ballers will be hosting the Smart Belize Hurricanes for their rematch, while the San Pedro Tiger Sharks will be traveling to Belize City where they will face the Digicell Belize City Defenders at the newly opened Belize Civic Centre. Any fans interested in accompanying the Tiger Sharks can contact Coach Rico Black at 632-1011. A boat to take fans has been arranged, leaving at 6PM and returning to the island right after the game. The boat ticket is $40 and includes roundtrip fare and entrance to the game.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 05/08/18 08:01 PM

Tiger Sharks v/s Defenders Boat Joyride!

11th May, Pan to joyride. Friday evening 5:30pm boat left San Pedro to Belize city. tiger shark v/s defenders $20 for the boat $20/$25 for some nice seatings/tickets buy your drinks on board... return back after game contact 632-1011 get your tickets now before it’s too late

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 05/12/18 01:01 PM


Belize City Defenders 86, San Pedro Tiger Sharks 83



Win or go home! San Pedro Tiger Sharks one game away from NEBL championship

It’s ‘do or die’ for the San Pedro Tiger Sharks on Saturday, May 19th, when they face the Digicell Belize City Defenders in the third and last game of the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) tournament’s playoffs. The Tiger Sharks had the lead after the first game in the best-of-three series on May 5th, however, they were not able to seal their ticket to the finals when they lost the second match against the Defenders 86-83. Now both teams are in a must-win situation in order to advance to the finals and a chance to become the next NEBL champion.

Game 3 of the series will take place in San Pedro Town on Saturday, May 19th at the Angel Nuñez Auditorium. The Belize City Defenders will attempt to win a game on the island, while Tiger Sharks will defend their home court, and hope to advance to the NEBL Championship series.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 05/23/18 07:47 PM


San Pedro Tiger Sharks out of the 2018 NEBL championship

For the first time in the National Elite Basketball League’s (NEBL) five-year-history, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks will not be contesting the big prize. The island team was after being eliminated by the Digicell Belize City Defenders on Saturday, May 19th in the last game of the semi-finals. The Tiger Sharks gave their best shot on the court, dominating most of the match, however, it was not enough to overcome their opponent, who stole the crucial victory by a tight 78-74.

The other semi-finals match took place on Monday, May 21st, between Smart Belize Hurricanes and Dangriga Dream Ballers. The game ended with a 60-54 win in favour of the Hurricanes, who will now face the Digicell Belize City Defenders at the finals. Game one of the finals between Defenders and Hurricanes will be on Friday, May 25th at the Belize City Civic Centre starting at 9PM. The championship match will then take place on Friday, June 1st at the same venue and at the same time.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 05/31/18 05:30 PM

Smart Belize Hurricanes blow out Digicell Belize City Defenders in game one of the NEBL finals

The Smart Belize Hurricanes won the first game of the 2018 National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) finals on Friday, May 25th, against the Digicell Belize City Defenders. With this win, Hurricanes are just one game away from being crowned NEBL 2018 Tournament Champions. The Defenders must win the upcoming match in order to extend the competition to a third decisive championship game.

Game two of the NEBL finals will take place on Friday, June 1st at the Belize City Civic Centre, starting at 9PM. Smart Belize Hurricanes will try to capture another whirling victory and grab their second NEBL championship. The Smart Belize Hurricanes became champions of the NEBL in 2016, after defeating San Pedro Tiger Sharks 98-92 at the Belize Elementary School Gymnasium in Belize City.

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Re: San Pedro Tiger Sharks NEBL 2018 Season - 06/02/18 11:59 AM


National Elite Basketball League - NEBL 2018. Finals Game 2! Hurricanes defeat Defenders 78-66 and win their second NEBL championship.

The 2018 Pepsi NEBL season came to an end on Friday night at the Belize Civic Center as Smart Belize Hurricanes swept their city counterparts, DigiCell Belize City Defenders in two games to claim their second NEBL championship in the past three years. Game 1 witnessed a 29 point blowout, while game 2 was following a similar trend as Smart Belize Hurricanes had a commanding 21 point lead going into the half. At the midway point of the fourth quarter Defenders cut a once 26 point lead down to 9 points, but missed three opportunities to further slice the lead down, giving Hurricanes enough cushion to pull off the 78 – 66 victory. Smart Belize Hurricanes was led by Devin Daly who had the game high with 35 points, which is the most points scored in an NEBL Finals in its 5-year history. Daly did this with great efficiency, scoring more than a point a minute, as he clocked only 32 minutes in the ball game, shooting 60% (6/10) from two point range while going 5 for 8 (62%) from behind the arc and going 8 for 9 from the charity stripe for 89% efficiency. Glency “Coope” Lopez padded the stats sheet with 10 points, 5 assists, 4 steals and 3 rebounds, while Kurt “Chengo” Burgess and Brian “Beso” White grabbed 11 rebounds each. Daly averaged 26.5 points in the two-game series to walk away with his second consecutive Finals MVP award. Daly joins Darwin “Puppy” Leslie as the only other player to claim two Finals MVP awards, while Ashton Edwards boasts possession of the other hardware.

The sub-champs, DigiCell Belize City Defenders also had a great season, being the first team to reach the NEBL Finals as a #4 seed, but they were simply outmatched and out-hustled in the Finals. Regular season MVP, Nigel Jones finished the night with 20 points, 13 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals while their captain, Darwin “Puppy” Leslie tallied 12 points, 3 rebounds and 2 assists. The only other Defender with double-digit scoring was Jacob Leslie who finished the game with 11 points, 4 dimes, 2 caroms and 2 steals.

With the win, Smart Belize Hurricanes have won 2 of the past 3 NEBL championships, while winning both times they have reached the finals. Smart Belize Hurricanes and San Pedro Tiger Sharks have each won 2 championships, while the fifth trophy is safely kept by Belmopan Bandits. Darwin “Puppy” Leslie has reached all five NEBL playoffs, while advancing to four of the five NEBL Finals, winning three of his 4 trips to the Finals. Kurt “Chengo” Burgess has been to 4 of the 5 NEBL Finals and this is his first championship win, finally breaking the winless streak.

The NEBL would like to congratulate the DigiCell Belize City Defenders for reaching the NEBL finals in its first year in the league, while extending kudos to Smart Belize Hurricanes on their second championship in franchise history. Special thanks to The National Channel (TNC) for being our corporate sponsor and airing the games live, and to Pepsi for partnering with the NEBL for the second consecutive season. Thanks to all other media houses who have been so gracious in covering our league this season. Most importantly, our sincerest gratitude to all our fans country wide who have supported our league for the past five years. Lastly, special mention to all the players, coaches, managers, table officials, referees, Belize Association of Basketball Officials (BABO), police officers, media and others who were integral in the continued development of our league.

Season 6 is scheduled to tip-off in January 2019.

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