Saturday, February 1, 2020
On Friday night undefeated Verdes traveled to Belize City to take on the Digi Belize City Defenders at the Civic Center. The home squad sustained an early lead to go into intermission up by 4 points, 36 – 32. In the third quarter the lead was extended to 22 points and Verdes was able to give one final offensive surge in the fourth quarter to cut into that lead, but Defenders were able to hold on to grab the comfortable 83 – 75 victory. Digi Belize City Defenders was led by Nigel Jones who had the game high with 19 points to go with 10 rebounds while Devin Daly sank 17 points and dished out 4 assists. Luther Page chipped in with 14 points and grabbed 7 boards while Mykeil Tzul finished with 13 points, 4 rebounds and 3 dimes. In a losing effort Kris Frazier was the top scorer for Verdes with 17 points and 8 rebounds while Leroy Louriano tallied 15 points and 6 rebounds. Devin Thomas had a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds while Akeem Watters and Richard Troyer chipped in with 11 points apiece. With the win, Digi Belize City Defenders sprang to the top spot in the standings while dishing out the first loss to Verdes.