Posted: Friday, January 27, 2023. 6:32 pm CST.
Photo Credit: BEBL
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Belize City Defenders open the 2023 Belize Elite Basketball League season against the Griga Dream Ballers at the Belize City Civic Center at 9:00 pm tonight.
The Belize Elite Basketball League, previously the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL), will feature eight teams. The other six will see action on Saturday.
The Western Ballaz, who started out with that name and changed to Verdes are back with their old name. They take to the court at 7:30 pm on Saturday against the Orange Walk Running Rebels at the Sacred Heart College Auditorium in San Ignacio.
In the South, the Punta Gorda Panthers host the Belize Hurricanes at the Toledo Sporting Complex in Punta Gorda.
The scheduled match between the San Pedro Tigersharks and Belmopan was removed from the first week’s schedule.
will be playing at home at the San Pedro High School at 9:00 pm against Belmopan Red Taigaz 822, previously the Belmopan Bandits.
The NEBL championship was cancelled on Saturday, April 18, 2020, due to 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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