Sports — 05 April 2017 — by Karim Juan - NEBL Commissioner
2 weeks remain in Pepsi NEBL season; 2 of 4 playoff spots clinched

SAN IGNACIO TOWN, CAYO, Sun. Apr. 2, 2017–The Pepsi National Elite Basketball League (NEBL) regular season is quickly bouncing to an end, with only 2 weeks remaining before playoffs. The outcome of one game creates havoc in the standings, and a team’s optimism of one week, is quickly shattered by a loss the following week. Every game has huge implications, as teams are now fighting for either a playoff spot or home court advantage in the playoffs. San Pedro Tiger Sharks and Belmopan Bandits are the first 2 teams to clinch a playoff spot, while the remaining 5 teams are battling for the last 2 playoff spots. This coming week, there are 3 games slated, after which the league will take a weekend off for Easter Break. The last week of regular season will conclude after Easter Break, followed by the playoffs, which will use a best of three format.

Website

All box scores, player statistics, team statistics, stories, schedules and standings can be viewed on our website at neblbelize.com, you can also follow all the games live on our webcast, by simply clicking on the game you want to follow.

Standings

Below are the standings with two weeks remaining in the regular season, each team will play, a total of 12 Games.

Standings

Playoff Scenarios

Below is the playoff scenario for each team.

1] San Pedro Tiger Sharks – has clinched a playoff berth and will clinch the #1 seed with 1 more win, or a loss by Belmopan Bandits.

2] Belmopan Bandits – has clinched a playoff berth.

3] Cayo Western Ballaz – will clinch a playoff spot if they win this Friday versus Orange Walk Running Rebels, and Smart Belize Hurricanes loses 1 more game.

4] Dangriga Dream Ballers – will make the playoffs if they defeat Orange Walk Running Rebels by more than 4 points, and they defeat Smart Belize Hurricanes; or if they defeat Orange Walk Running Rebels by more than 4 points, and Smart Belize Hurricanes loses 1 more game.

5] Orange Walk Running Rebels – will clinch a playoff spot if they win their remaining 4 games, and the win versus Cayo Western Ballaz must be by more than 14 points.

6] Belize City No Limit – will be eliminated from playoff contention with 1 more loss, or a win by Cayo Western Ballaz.

7] Smart Belize Hurricanes – will be eliminated from playoff contention if Dangriga Dream Ballers defeats them by more than 9 points, and Cayo Western Ballaz wins 1 more game.

Upcoming Games

Friday, April 7
9:00 p.m. – Orange Walk Running Rebels vs Cayo Western Ballaz
at Sacred Heart College Auditorium in San Ignacio Town
9:00 p.m. – Belize City No Limit vs Smart Belize Hurricanes
at St. Catherine Mercy Center in Belize City
 
Saturday, April 8
9:00 p.m. – Dangriga Dream Ballers vs San Pedro Tiger Sharks
at San Pedro High School in San Pedro Town

 

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