Sports — 02 August 2013

Basketball is back at Birds Isle. This past weekend, the Belize District Basketball Association (BDBA) tipped off its BDBA Firms Tournament 2013 with 3 games each on Friday and Saturday, starting at 7:00 each night.

In the opener on Friday, July 26, it was Belize Bank, 49-31, over Ready Call. For Belize Bank, Chris McGann had 16 pts 9 rebs, Terrique Gabb 11 pts 3 rebs 5 stls, Troy Gabb 10 pts, and Dominique Guzman 6 rebs; while for Ready Call, Josiah Brown had 10 pts, Hubert Baptist 6 pts 7 rebs, Kareem Myvette 4 pts 8 rebs, and Ensworth Tzul 4 pts 4 rebs.

Game 2 saw Port of Belize crushing Sprite, 76-34. Leading Port were Earl Johnson 16 pts 7 rebs, Ian Augustine 14 pts 6 rebs 3 stls, Vince Estrada 11 pts 3 rebs, Lennox Bowman 10 pts 3 rebs 3 assts, Kent Franklin 6 pts 5 rebs, and Angus Cherrington 5 pts 7 rebs 3 stls; while Sprite was led by Deon Symms 15 pts, Michael Staine 5 pts 8 rebs, Darren Neal 5 pts 6 rebs, and Troy Williams 5 pts 3 rebs.

The nightcap was more competitive, as Atlantic Bank won, 49-36, over BWS. For Atlantic Bank, Ervin Orosco had 16 pts 7 rebs 3 assts 5 stls, Dave Apolonio 14 pts 3 rebs 3 assts, Keith James 6 pts 7 rebs, and Keith Sutherland 6 pts; and BWS was led by Karim Thompson 11 pts 7 rebs, Jamir Enriquez 9 pts, Deon Andrews 6 pts 3 rebs, Lawrence Young 5 pts 4 rebs, and Godwin Bowen 4 pts 4 rebs.

Saturday night’s action opened with Heritage Heats getting the 69-51 win over Regulatahz behind Kurt Burgess 20 pts 9 rebs 3 assts 3 stls, Felix Martinez 16 pts 7 rebs 3 assts, and Devon Defour 16 pts 16 rebs; while Regulatahz had Andrew Robateau with 13 pts 8 rebs, Kenrich Munnings 10 pts 7 rebs, Ian Haylock 8 pts, and Raymond Charley 8 pts.

In game 2, Central Health clipped Customs, 51-45, with top scorers Neil Nicholson 17 pts 3 rebs 4 stls, Steven Wade 17 pts 4 stls, and Lonnie Trapp 6 pts 4 rebs. Leading Customs were Oliver Solis 15 pts 4 rebs, Kent Young 10 pts 4 rebs, Devon Garcia 9 pts 6 rebs, Elsworth Felix 8 pts 8 rebs, and Ludwick Beeks 10 rebs.

And in the nightcap on Saturday, Digicell trounced Courts, 71-54. Top scoring for Digicell were Lupito Acosta 14 pts, Devon Lozano 12 pts, Lennox Cayetano 10 pts 11 rebs, Chaka X 9 pts 4 rebs, and Jordan Santos 8 pts 3 rebs 4 assts; while for Courts, Tyron Anthony had 15 pts 3 rebs, Keith Pollard 11 pts 3 rebs, Delroy Caliz 11 pts, Rennon Pandy 8 pts 4 rebs 4 stls.

Week 2 schedule at Birds Isle:

Friday, August 2
7:00 p.m. – Belize City Council vs Courts
8:30 p.m. – Atlantic Bank Ltd. vs Heritage Bank Ltd.
10:00 p.m. – Belize Bank Ltd. vs BWSL

Saturday, August 3
7:00 p.m. – PUC/CBA/Fisheries Dept. vs Readycall Center
8:30 p.m. – Bowen & Bowen Ltd. vs Central Health Region
10:00 p.m. – Belize Telemedia Ltd. vs Customs & Excise Dept.

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