Top 2 teams will face off Friday for #1 spot as Defenders host Tiger Sharks


by Karim Juan, NEBL Commissioner

Sunday, February 16, 2020

The National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) bounced into its fifth weekend with 3 games on the schedule.  All scores, standings, schedule and player stats can be found on our website at neblbelize.com   All games can also be followed live online on our webpage by clicking on the game at the top of the website.  When fans click on the game the live stats for that game will be accessible.  

Digi Defenders has 4 game winning streak after defeating PG Panthers

Riding a three-game winning streak and sharing the top record with the defending champions, the Defenders traveled down south to take on Punta Gorda Panthers on Saturday night.  Punta Gorda Panthers controlled the tempo of the game in the first quarter, holding on to a 20 – 18.  In the second quarter Defenders went on a 18 – 7 run to take a 36 – 27 lead going into the half.  Defenders extended that lead to 57 – 44 by the end of the third quarter and comfortably sealed the 75 – 65 win.  With the win Digi Belize City Defenders are riding a 4 game winning streak going into week 6 as they face off with the defending champions, San Pedro Tiger Sharks at the Civic Center, where the winner will have sole control of first place.  Luther Page was the top scorer for the Defenders with the game high of 22 points to go with 12 rebounds while Devil Daly tallied 14 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.  There were complemented by Nigel Jones who had another double-double with 13 points and 13 rebounds while Farron Louriano finished with 10 points and 4 boards. The top scorer for Punta Gorda Panthers was Jevonte Hughes who netted 18 points to go with 6 caroms while Julien Travis sank 15 points and D’Von Campbell and Elvert Ariola chipped in 12 and 11 points respectively.  With the loss Punta Gorda Panthers is staring down a three game losing streak, faltering in the 4th quarter in these games.