Sports — 05 November 2013

There’s going to be a Game 3 after all in the Belize District Basketball Association (BDBA) Firms tournament Finals. That’s because on Friday night at Bird’s Isle, Customs & Excise Department evened the series against Port of Belize/Airport with a tough defensive effort, coming away with a 43-39 win.

Ports had won Game 1 on Friday, October 18, by a 71-61 score; and they had out-rebounded Customs, 37-22, in that one. But this past Friday night, November 1, the tables were turned, as Customs dominated the boards with a 39-24 advantage, on their way to the Game 2 victory. Customs was led by Winston Pratt with 11 pts 8 rebs 5 assts, Elsworth Felix 11 pts 5 rebs, and Marvin Skeet 10 pts 7 rebs; while Ports had Earl Johnson with 10 pts 4 rebs, Lennox Bowman 8 pts 3 rebs, Ian Augustine 7 rebs, and Charles Armstrong 7 pts.

In a junior friendly preliminary on Friday night, “ACC” defeated “Truckers,” 64-59.

The decisive BDBA Firms Game 3 championship Final takes place this Friday night, November 8. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. at Bird’s Isle.

(Information courtesy BDBA Secretary, D. Lacey, and Statistician, Kevin Pitts)

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