BELIZE CITY, Mon. Aug. 17, 2020– Competitive sports are once again on hold, since the new measures announced over the weekend with the latest State of Emergency, following the huge spike in Covid-19 cases across the country.
Information was slow in coming in, but here are the results from the last two weeks of competition in the Freetown Basketball Tournament 2020, which got under way on Tuesday, July 21, at the Belama Phase 2 Basketball Court, and is being sponsored by area representative, Hon. Francis Fonseca.
The 8 teams, divided into two groups of 4, are playing a single round-robin within their group, in addition to 2 out-of-group games, after which the top 2 teams from each group will go on to the semifinal knockout playoffs.
Week 2 results
In the opener on Tuesday night, July 28, Belama Gators defeated Kings Park Ballers, 58-43. Belama Gators – Justin Bailey 20 pts, Devon McKenzie 11 pts. Kings Park Ballers – Jamal Kelly 18 pts, Gilbert Belisle 8 pts. And in the nightcap, it was Belama Blvd, 57-40, over Belama Survivors. Belama Blvd – Raheem Thurton 19 pts, Jason Vasquez 13 pts. Belama Survivors – Kieron Salazar 10 pts, Keildel Lino 6 pts.
Wednesday night’s opening game saw Belama PH 4 City Boys gaining the 47-44 victory over No Limits. Belama PH 4 City Boys – Travis Bernardez 15 pts, Clive Reyes and Elvis Olivera 8 pts each. No Limits – Gregory Rudon 12 pts, Orlan Ferguson 11 pts. And in the nightcap game, Belama LB Warriors blew out Belama PH 4 Assassins, 72-22. Belama LB Warriors – Shawn Young 21 pts, Mark Hilton 18 pts. Belama PH 4 Assassins – Russell Staine, Jr. 13 pts, Eric Glenn 4 pts.
Week 2 of the tournament was completed with only one game played on Thursday night, July 30, and it was a nail-biter win for Belama Survivors over Kings Park Ballers, 51-50. Belama Survivors – Faisal Ahmad 20 pts, Kieron Salazar and Keildel Lino 8 pts each. Kings Park Ballers – Jamal Kelly 23 pts, Gilbert Belisle 8 pts.
Week 3 results and standings
Three games were played on Tuesday night, August 4. In the opener, Belama Blvd clipped Belama Gators, 48-46. Belama Blvd – Jason Vasquez 18 pts; Belama Gators – Aaron Young 19 pts. Game 2 saw Belama PH 4 City Boys with the 62-51 victory over Belama Survivors. Belama PH 4 City Boys – Elvis Olivera and Kadeem Olivera 13 pts each; Belama Survivors – Keidel Lino, Jihad Ahmad and Ezra Glen 10 pts each. And in the nightcap, Belama LB Warriors got the 61-49 win over Kings Park Ballers. Belama LB Warriors – Stanley Thomas 15 pts; Kings Park Ballers – Calvin Andrews 18 pts.
On Wednesday night, August 5, the opener was a 62-51 victory for No Limits over Belama Gators. No Limits – Gregory Rudon 27 pts; Belama Gators – Aaron Young 15 pts. And in the nightcap, Belama Blvd won, 54-46, over Belama PH 4 Assassins. Belama Blvd – Kareem Ferguson 13pts; Belama PH 4 Assassins – Raheem Staine 20 pts.
Only one of the two scheduled games was actually played on Thursday night, August 6. And it was Belama PH 4 Assassins defeating Belama Survivors, 63-48. Belama PH 4 Assassins – Russell Staine, Jr. 23 pts; Belama Survivors – Kieron Salazar 15 pts. In the scheduled game 2, No Limits won by default, 20-0, over Kings Park Ballers.
Below are the standings at Week 3 of the competition.
(Information courtesy Mrs. Barbara Cadle Lanza of NSC)