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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2023. 8:34 am CST.

Photo Credit: Griga Dream Ballers – BEBL

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The eight-team Belize Elite Basketball League, previously the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL), tips off on Friday.

The Belize City Defenders open the 2023 season against the Griga Dream Ballers at the Belize City Civic Center at 9:00 pm on Friday.

The championship continues on Saturday with three games.

The Western Ballaz, who had changed their name to Verdes but have now regained their old name, open the evening at 7:30 pm against the Orange Walk Running Rebels at the Sacred Heart College Auditorium in San Ignacio.

The San Pedro Tigersharks host Belmopan, previously the Belmopan Bandits, at the San Pedro High School at 9:00 pm.

At the same time, the Punta Gorda Panthers receive the Belize Hurricanes at the Toledo Sporting Complex in Punta Gorda.

The NEBL championship was cancelled on Saturday, April 18, 2020, due to the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Belize City Defenders were in the lead. No NEBL or BEBL tournament has been held since then.


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