Saturday, February 1, 2020
Belmopan Bandits hosted its first home game on Friday night at their venue at the Hill Top Basketball Court. Bandits jumped out to an early 20 – 13 lead at the end of the first quarter, then went on a 20 – 3 run in the second quarter where the lead ballooned to 40 – 16 going into half time. Bandits had a 28-point lead in the third quarter, when Griga gave an offensive burst to lose by only 6, 74 – 68. Bandits was led by American import, Khalil Jabbie who had the game high with 25 points to go with 5 steals and 4 assists while Richard Smith III finished with a double-double with 13 points and 18 rebounds. Brandon Flowers also registered a double-double for Bandits with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Edgar “Boogie” Mitchell was the top scorer for Griga Dream Ballers with 17 points and 5 assists while American import Branden Sheppard chipped in 15 points to go with the game high 20 rebounds. Quinton Bowen and Delvon Henderson netted 15 and 10 points respectively, with Henderson grabbing 10 rebounds as well. With the loss, Griga Dream Ballers is the only team in the league that has not recorded a win as yet.