Sports — 03 November 2015 — by Karim Juan - SSBA Secretary
Regular season of BECOL Basketball Tournament concluding

SAN IGNACIO TOWN, Sun. Nov. 1, 2015–The BECOL Basketball Tournament resumed games on Friday night, with Belmopan Shock defeating SHC, via forfeit, in the Female division. With the loss, SHC has been eliminated from playoff contention. In game 2, R.C. Special Effects defeated Eagles, 67-48, in the Over 35 division. R.C. Special Effects was led by Artan Tucker, who had the game high with 33 points, Karon “Civic” Neal had 17 pts, and Eddy Rowland netted 11 pts. The top scorers for Eagles were Lupito Acosta with 20 pts, and Elvis “Tigre” Usher with 13 pts. In the nightcap, Falcon Ballers handily defeated Benque Power, 71-53, in the Senior division. Falcon Ballers’ top scorers were Marlon Andrewin, who had the game high with 22 pts, Jamie Carbajal with 18 pts, and Anfernee Young with 17 pts. Benque Power was led by Brando Flowers, who tallied 18 pts, and Roberto “Mosho” Castellanos with 13 pts.

On Saturday night, MicRoe Light and Peace got the win over Spartans, 55-42, in the Under 23 division. MicRoe Light and Peace was led by Deon Roches with 18 pts, Ian Augustine, Jr. with 16 pts, and Jamaal Augustine with 10 pts. Spartans’ top scorers were Vijahn “Patch” Scott, who sank 12 pts, Khalil Bennett with 12 pts also, and Arren Roches with 8 pts. In game 2, Belmopan defeated Invaders in the Over 35 division, 45-31. Belmopan was led by Clifford King with 13 pts, Carlisle Barrow with 11 pts, and Robert “Sample” Allen with 10 pts. The top scorers for Spartans were Dylon Ayuso and Calbert Neal who sank 16 and 5 points respectively. In the nightcap, Assassins defeated Light and Peace, 86-82, in double overtime, to claim a key victory in the Senior division. Assassins was led by Winston Pratt, who had the season high with 41 pts, while Kurt “Chengo” Burgess scored 16 points, Felix Martinez netted 14 pts, and Chris Enriquez had 9 pts. Light and Peace was led by Michael Staine with 26 pts, Earl “Bolo” Johnson with 19 pts, and Keith Pollard and Rupert Brown with 12 pts apiece.

On Sunday afternoon, Western Queens won the game against Cayo Interstellars by forfeit, in the Female division; and Tuff Enuff defeated Snipers in the Senior division.

Playoff implications

Below are the playoff scenarios, given that all teams show up for their games on the last weekend of the regular season.

Under 19 – If Christian Ambassadors wins the last game of the season, they will be the #1 seed, with a bye to the finals.

Under 23 – If Santiago Juan Warriors defeat Spartans, they will be the #1 seed, with a bye to the finals. If they lose, then MicRoe Light and Peace will be the #1 seed, with the bye to the finals.

Females – Western Queens has to defeat Belmopan Shock by more than 5 points to be the #1 seed and get the bye to the finals.

Seniors – Panthers and Benque Power have clinched 2 of the 4 playoff spots. A win by Falcon Ballers will guarantee a playoff berth. A win by Assassins will guarantee a playoff spot for them. Other teams must win, and wait to see the results of the other games.

Over 35 – If Roaring Creek Special Effects wins this coming weekend, they will be the #1 seed. A loss will put Yabra as the #1 seed.

Upcoming Games:

Friday, November 6
6:30 p.m. – (O-35) Roaring Creek Special Effects vs Invaders
7:30 p.m. – (Seniors) Flames vs Light & Peace
8:30 p.m. – (Seniors) R.C.V. Stallions vs Assassins

Saturday, November 7
6:30 p.m. – (F) Belmopan Shock vs Western Queens
7:30 p.m. – (O-35) Eagles vs Belmopan
8:30 p.m. – (Seniors) Panthers vs Falcon Ballers

Sunday, November 8
1:00 p.m. – (Seniors) Flames vs R.C.V. Stallions
2:00 p.m. – (U-19) Alpha Warriors vs Christian Ambassadors
3:00 p.m. – (U-23) Spartans vs Santiago Juan Warriors
4:30 p.m. – (Seniors) Tuff Enuff vs Light & Peace

(Ed. Note: SSBA – San Ignacio/Santa Elena Basketball Association)

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