Saturday, February 1, 2020
After coming off a close loss in San Ignacio last weekend, Orange Walk Running Rebels had their home debut Friday night versus Benny’s Belize Hurricanes at the Orange Walk Sporting Complex. The home team jumped out to an early 22 – 12 lead which they maintained, going into the half with a 40 – 31 lead. In the third quarter the Rebels had a huge run to take a 26-point lead which they never relinquished, winning handily, 85 – 69. Orange Walk Running Rebels was led by team captain, Roger Reneau who tallied 20 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals while Brian White had a double-double in his season debut with 14 points and 15 rebounds. Tyrie Orosco and Dajuan Cooper chipped in 13 and 11 points respectively in the win. Ashton Edwards was the top scorer for Hurricanes with the game high 24 points, which included 7 three-point shots. Darwin Carter and Jamal Kelly had their debut for this season with 10 points each. Benny’s Belize Hurricanes was held to 30% shooting from the field, and 26% from behind the arc.