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Posted: Tuesday, April 12, 2022. 11:46 am CST.

By Benjamin Flowers: Belize’s ABS Hard Rock Under 18 Basketball team claimed a sweeping victory in the Copa Campeche Basketball Tournament held in Mexico, and returned home the 2022 champions.

The tournament was held from April 9-11 and the team of 9, which also had four players from the Ahmadiyya Basketball League team Future Shocks, competed in a total of five games, winning all their games in spectacular fashion.

ABH hard rock dominated in all five games, winning the first game against Toros de Cancun by 62 points with a final score of 94-32. Game two against the Jaguares was another 60 point win for ABS Hard rock, with a final score of 82-22. Game three was closer, as the team Coral put up a tougher fight, but ABS Hard Rock still landed a commanding victory, with a final score of 64-32.

In the semi-finals against Lee Ones, ABS Hard Rock closed out at 62-39, securing its place in the finals and solidifying its momentum. The championship game was the most competitive game played in the tournament, with the Hurricanes displaying the greatest defense of any team ABS Hard Rock had faced in the tournament. But when the final buzzer was sounded, the score was 51-36.

The entire team played their best and represented Belize with commendable athleticism, notably, Devin Moody was awarded the MVP of the tournament, scoring 26 points in the semi-finals and 17 points along with 10 rebounds and four assists in the finals.

Other players who distinguished themselves include Shane Pratt who had 22 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks, and five assists in the semi-finals; as well as 15-year old Michael Caceres, the youngest member of the team whose 6′ 4″ height played a key role in the team’s rebound ability.

The team arrived in Belize around 3:30 a.m. and have since been catching up on some well-deserved rest.

Breaking Belize News congratulates ABS Hard Rock on their explosive display of Belizean talent and returning home as champions.

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