Sports — 10 November 2015 — by Karim Juan - SSBA Secretary
BECOL season bounces into playoffs this weekend

SAN IGNACIO/SANTA ELENA, CAYO, Sun. Nov. 8, 2015–The BECOL Basketball Tournament hosted the remaining games of the regular season this past weekend, where most teams were jostling for playoff contention. In game 1, Roaring Creek Special Effects defeated Invaders, 53-44, in the Over 35 division. With the win, Roaring Creek secured the #1 seed in the division. Roaring Creek was led by Artan Tucker, who had the game high with 20 points; while Karon “Civic” Neal finished with 16 pts, and T. Nelson netted 8 pts. The top scorers for Invaders were Dylan Ayuso with 17 pts, and Kent Requena with 12 pts. In game 2, Light and Peace was a no-show, giving the win to Flames, to keep their playoff hopes alive in the Senior division. In the nightcap, Assassins were unable to field 5 players, giving the win to RCV Stallions. With the loss, Assassins were eliminated from playoff contention.

On Saturday night, Belmopan Shock and Western Queens battled for the #1 seed and a bye to the finals in the Female division. Western Queens came out victorious, winning 51-36, and securing the #1 seed and bye to the finals. The top scorers for Western Queens were Yesica Prom with 16 pts, Shirley Codd with 15 pts, Amanda Sarceno with 9 pts, and Geneve Reynolds with 8 pts. Belmopan Shock was led by Enid Dakers, who netted 14 pts, while B. McFadzean tallied 9 pts, and Kayani Reid netted 8 pts. In game 2, Belmopan defeated Eagles, 57-48, in the Over 35 division. Byron “Shackles” Flowers sank 27 pts for Belmopan, while Carlisle Barrow chipped in with 10 pts. Eagles was led by Lupito Acosta, who netted 24 pts, while Joe Awe and Shelton Defour scored 6 pts each. Despite the win, Belmopan has been eliminated from playoff contention, since Invaders had the tie breaker over Belmopan in their head-to-head matches. In the last game of the night, the #1 seeded team going into the playoffs, Panthers, fell to the #2 seeded team, Falcon Ballers, 45-41, in the Senior division. Jerome “Diggy” Garcia and Jamie Carbajal tallied 11 pts each for Falcon Ballers, while Marlon Andrewin chipped in 7 pts. Panthers was led by Johann “Cutto” Bermudez, who had the game high with 13 pts, while Garrett Bermudez finished the game with 10 pts.

On Sunday afternoon, Flames defeated RCV Stallions, 67-60, in the Senior division. With the loss, RCV Stallions has been eliminated from playoff contention. Flames was led by Rhetton Belisle, who sank 18 pts, while Dorian “Cheezy” Jones scored 17 pts, Stephen “Muerte” Williams tallied 15 pts, and Mark Wagner chipped in 7 pts. Top scorers for RCV Stallions were Mattheo Cruz, who had the game high with 21 pts, Rupert Hendy with 16 pts, Jamie Gillet scored 11 pts, and Mark Gentle had 10 pts. In game 2, Alpha Warriors blew out Christian Ambassadors, 79-46. Despite the loss, Christian Ambassadors was able to secure the #1 seed and a bye to the finals in the Under 19 division. Shevan Harris had the game high with 24 pts, including 6 three-pointers, while Joel Montejo sank 15 pts, Robert Jeffries scored 14 pts, and Gian Bethran scored 12 pts. Christian Ambassadors was led by Antuane McFadzean, who had 21 pts, Paul Flowers scored 11 pts, and Devaughn Flowers sank 8 pts. In game 3, Spartans defeated Santiago Juan Warriors, 50-47, in the Under 23 category. The top scorers for Spartans were Vijahn Scott with 17 pts, including four three-pointers, while Kevin Brown sank 13 pts, and Julio Sabido netted 8 pts. Santiago Juan Warriors was led by Elvert Arriola with the game high 21 pts, while Jeffrey Carillo scored 14 pts. In the last game of the regular season, Tuff Enuff got the win over Light and Peace, who did not show up for the game.

The playoff tips off on Friday, where all teams will compete in a best-of-three series. All winners will then advance to the finals.

Upcoming semifinal games:

Friday, November 13
6:30 p.m. – (F) Belmopan Shock (#2) vs Cayo Interstellars (#3)
7:30 p.m. – (O-35) Yabra (#2) vs Eagles (#3)
8:30 p.m. – (Seniors) Falcon Ballers (#2) vs Benque Power (#3)

Saturday, November 14
6:30 p.m. – (U-19) SHC (#2) vs Alpha Warriors (#3)
7:30 p.m. – (O-35) Roaring Creek (#1) vs Invaders (#4)
8:30 p.m. – (Srs.) Panthers (#1) vs Tuff Enuff (#4)

Sunday, November 15
2:00 p.m. – (F) Belmopan Shock (#2) vs Cayo Interstellars (#3)
3:00 p.m. – (U-23) Santiago Juan Warriors (#2) vs Spartans (#3)
4:30 p.m. – (O-35) Yabra (#2) vs Eagles (#3)

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