Tiger Sharks suffer their first loss in the 2017 NEBL season
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
The San Pedro Tiger Sharks experienced their first loss in the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) season on Friday, February 17th against Dangriga Dream Ballers. The island boys travelled to the cultural capital of Dangriga in southern Belize, where after four quarters of intense battle against the home team, they fell short by five points, giving way to the Dream Ballers’ victory 57-52.
This loss puts the Tiger Sharks 4-1 in the season, leaving no undefeated team in the league. They had been overpowering their opponents, winning all their games by double figures. However, at the match against Dangriga Ballers, the unexpected happened as the island team failed to extend their winning streak.
At the end of the first quarter, the home team was ahead of the Tiger Sharks with a score of 16-6, and by half time Dream Ballers were comfortably leading 41-22. During the second half of the game, the Tiger Sharks made a comeback by tying in the third quarter, but then in the last quarter things went south for the visiting squad. The home team continued dominating the game, stealing the victory with a final score of 57-52. This is considered a major comeback from the Dangriga team, who had lost their first two games of the season.
Leading the game for the Tiger Sharks was George Williams with 23 points, followed by Kurt Burgess with six points. Edward Ashton also contributed to the Tiger Sharks’ score with seven points.
The main stars of the Dangriga Ballers’ victory were Quinton Bowen, Dillmore Conorquie and Tahj Wells who collectively contributed 33 points towards the victory of their team.
Other games that took place over the weekend included Belize City No Limit against Smart Belize Hurricanes. The two Belize City based teams clashed in an action packed game on Saturday, February 18th at the Belize Elementary Gym. The Smart Belize Hurricanes started by dominating the match, but not for too long. At the end of an intense game, Belize City No Limit walked away with the victory in a final score of 75-70.
The sporting action continues this weekend with the following matches:
Friday, February 24th Belmopan Bandits vs Cayo Western Ballaz at Sacred Heart College Auditorium starting at 9PM.
Saturday, February 25th San Pedro Tiger Sharks vs Orange Walk Running Rebels at Angel Nuñez Auditorium starting at 9PM
Saturday, February 25th Belize City No Limit vs Dangriga Dream Ballers at Ecumenical College in Dangriga Town starting at 9PM
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