Sports — 27 October 2015
Packed weekend in BECOL tournament, as teams fight for playoff spots

SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Sun. Oct. 25, 2015–The BECOL Basketball Tournament resumed this past weekend with 13 games, due to the inclement weather last weekend.

On Friday night, Western Queens blew out SHC, 56-12, in the Female division. Western Queens was led by Yesica Prom, who had the game high with 16 points, while Amanda Sarceno scored 14 pts, and Jeneve Reynolds netted 12 pts. Lucia Tesecum was the top scorer for SHC with 10 pts. In game 2, Invaders defeated Belmopan, 54-39, in the Over 35 division. Invaders’ top scorers were Peter Odinga with 15 pts, Calbert Neal with 14 pts and Evan Reynolds with 10 pts. Belmopan was led by Alfonso Audinett, who scored 12 pts, while Carlisle Barrow had 10 pts. In the nightcap, Assassins handed Panthers their first loss of the season, 66-60, in the Senior Division. Assassins, was led by Akeem Watters with 26 pts, while Winston Pratt and Kurt “Chengo” Burgess finished with 16 and 12 pts, respectively, in the win. In a losing effort, Trevaughn Usher was the top scorer for Panthers with 16 pts, while Daniel “Buddy” Nolberto tallied 14 pts, and Dijon McNabb had 10 pts.

On Saturday, game one tipped off with Western Queens defeating Cayo Insterstellars, 41-12, in the Female division. Western Queens was led by Geneve Reyolds, who sank 14 pts, while Melani Guerra and Shirley Codd finished with 8 and 7 pts, respectively. The top scorers for Cayo Instellars were Angelique Ayuso with 5 pts, and Ana Acosta with 4 pts. In game 2, Santiago Juan Warriors upset MicRoe Light and Peace, giving them their first loss of the season, 56-50, in the Under 23 division. Elvert Ariola was the top scorer for Santiago Juan Warriors with the game high of 23 pts, while Jeffrey “Turtle” Carillo chipped in with 16 pts. MicRoe Light and Peace was led by Luis Barcelona with 17 pts, while Ian Augustine, Jr. had 10 pts, and Sherwin Garcia had 9 pts. In game 3, Light and Peace Offshore Solutions defeated Benque Power in the Senior Division, 61-39. The top scorers for Light and Peace Offshore Solutions were Rupert Brown and Michael Staine with 14 pts apiece, while Earl “Bolo” Johnson finished with 13 pts. The top scorer for Benque Power was Brandon Flowers, who had the game high with 20 pts. In game 4, Yabra defeated Eagles, 59-34, in the Over 35 division. Yabra was led by Kevin Domingo, who had the game high with 19 pts, while Cassian “Russian” Flowers sank 15 pts, and Charles “Dunk” Armstrong finished with 8 pts. Gerald Usher was the top scorer for Eagles with 8 pts, while Shelton Defour, Lupito Acosta and Karim Juan chipped in 6 pts each. In the nightcap, Tuff Enuff defeated RCV Stallions, 37-35, in the Senior Division. The top scorers for Tuff Enuff were Andrew “Bynum” Ortiz and Stanley Tomas with 18 and 9 pts, respectively. RCV Stallions was led by Jamie Gillett, who had 13 pts and Rupert Hendy with 10 pts.

On Sunday afternoon, game 1 tipped off in the Under 19 division, as Christian Ambassadors defeated Black Hawks, 63-52. Christian Ambassadors was led by Clency Lopez with 28 pts, and Shaquille Crawford with 14 pts. Kyron “Tut” Molina was the top scorer for Black Hawks with 25 pts, while Justin Ford netted 15 pts. Game 2 witnessed MicRoe Light and Peace defeating Spartans, 39-33, in the Under 23 division. Light and Peace top scorers were Ian Augustine, Jr. and Luis Barcelona with 14 and 10 pts, respectively. The top scorers for Spartans were Kevin Brown with 18 pts, and Khalil Bennett with 7 pts. In game 3, Yabra was a no show, giving the win to RCV Special Effects in the Over 35 category. In game 4, Light and Peace won by forfeit, since Flames has withdrawn from the tournament. In the last game of the weekend, Benque Power defeated Assassins, 79-72, in the Senior Category. Benque Power was led by Brandon Flowers, who had the game high with 34 pts, while Roberto “Mosho” Castellanos sank 21 pts, and Ivan Flowers sank 16 pts. Assassins’ top scorers were Winston Pratt with 31 pts, Kurt “Chengo” Burgess with 26 pts, and Felix Martinez with 8 pts.

Below are the standings, with 2 weeks remaining in the regular season, the Under 19, Under 23 and Female divisions will have the #1 seed clinching a spot in the finals, while the #2 and the #3 seeds will play a three-game series in the semifinals. The senior and Over 35 will have the top 4 teams advancing to the playoffs, where the #1 and #4 seeds, and the #2 and #3 seeds will match up in the semifinal round. All playoff series will use a best-of-three format.

Upcoming games:

Friday, October 30
6:30 p.m. – (Female) SHC vs Belmopan Shock
7:30 p.m. – (O-35) RCV Special Effects vs Eagles
8:30 p.m. – (Seniors)Benque Power vs Falcon Ballers

Saturday, October 31
6:30 p.m. – (U-23) Spartans vs MicRoe Light & Peace
7:30 p.m. – (O-35) Invaders vs Belmopan
8:30 p.m. – (Seniors) Light & Peace vs Assassins

Sunday, November 1
2:00 p.m. – (Female)Western Queens vs Cayo Interstellars
3:00 p.m. – (Seniors) Snipers vs Tuff Enuff
4:30 p.m. – (U-19) Alpha Warriors vs Christian Ambassadors


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