Tiger Sharks fall to third place after loss to Belmopan Bandits
Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
With only four weeks remaining in the Pepsi National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) regular season, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks are looking to advance to the playoffs. However, after a recent 69-71 loss to the Belmopan Bandits, they have dropped to third place with 12 accumulative points, while Cayo Western Ballaz is tied with the Belmopan Bandits with 13 points in the league.
On Thursday, March 16th, the Tiger Sharks faced the Belmopan Bandits at the University of the Belize’s (UB) gymnasium. The Tiger Sharks took a 13-10 lead in the first quarter. During an intense match in the second quarter, the Bandits went to halftime leading with three points. In the third quarter, the Tiger Sharks made a comeback, gaining a five-point lead, 56-51. In the last seconds of the game, the Tiger Sharks attempted to tie the game and head to overtime, but fell short of a two-pointer, causing the Bandits to win 71-69.
On Friday, March 17th, the Cayo Western Ballaz faced the Smart Belize Hurricanes at the Sacred Heart College Auditorium. The Ballaz easily overcame their opponent 82-78. The last game of the weekend took place on Saturday, March 18th at the Orange Walk Multipurpose Complex. The match was intense, but Orange Walk Running Rebels still managed to emerge victorious over the Dangrigra Dream Ballers with a final 75-71 score.
The season continues this weekend:
Friday, March 24 at 9PM – San Pedro Tiger Sharks vs. Smart Belize Hurricanes at St. Catherine’s Mercy Center in Belize City
Saturday, March 25 at 9PM. – Belmopan Bandits vs. Dangriga Dream Ballers at Ecumenical College in Dangriga Town
Orange Walk Running Rebels vs. Belize City No Limit at Belize Elementary School in Belize City
Sunday, March 26 at 2PM – Cayo Western Ballaz vs. San Pedro Tiger Sharks at San Pedro High School in San Pedro Town
All box scores, player statistics, team statistics, stories, schedules and standings can be viewed on online at neblbelize.com
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