SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Sun. Mar. 18, 2018– Below are the standings after Week 9, with all the games taking on more significance in the playoff race to see which four teams will battle for the Pepsi NEBL Championship.
Below is a breakdown of the different playoff scenarios.
San Pedro Tiger Sharks (8-1) – first team to clinch a playoff berth.
Griga Dream Ballers (7-1) – will clinch a playoff berth with a win or a loss by Belmopan Bandits.
Smart Belize Hurricanes (4-3) – will clinch a playoff berth if they win 2 of their remaining 5 games, with one of the wins coming against Belmopan Bandits.
DigiCell Belize City Defenders (4-3) – will clinch a playoff berth if they win 2 of their remaining 5 games, with one of the wins coming against Verdes and the other win coming against Belmopan Bandits by more than 5 points.
Verdes (2-6) – Verdes can clinch a playoff spot if they win their remaining 4 games and Belize City Defenders loses 3 of their remaining 5 games.
Belmopan Bandits (2-5) – will clinch a playoff berth if they win their remaining 5 games and Smart Belize Hurricanes loses 2 of their remaining 5 games, OR DigiCell Belize City Defenders loses 2 of their remaining 5 games.
Orange Walk Running Rebels (0-8) – will be unable to make playoffs this season, so they will now serve as spoilers.