Posted: Saturday, April 22, 2023. 1:27 pm CST.
Photo Credit: Orange Walk Running Rebels
By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Orange Walk Running Rebels defeated the Belmopan Red Taigaz 99-93 in the Belize Elite Basketball League at Belmopan’s UB Gymnasium on Friday night.
The Orange Walk Running Rebels improved to a 7-4 record while the Belmopan Red Taigaz are now 3-7.
The Orange Walk Running Rebels were led by James Stanback who scored 29 points, pulled five rebounds, and made one assist. Bryan Hudson accounted for 24 points, five rebounds, one assist, and three steals. Shemar White finished with 12 points and three rebounds. Brian White scored nine points, pulled 13 boards, and made two assists and a steal. Kirk Burgess pulled 12 rebounds, made three assists and three steals, to go along with two blocks.
Jeremiah Toney led the Belmopan Red Taigaz with 22 points, eight rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a block. Jayden Lopez scored 20 points, made four rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Benjamin Page finished the night 20 points, four rebounds, three assists, and five steals. Brandon Flowers contributed 16 points, 16 rebounds (six offensive and 10 defensive), one assist, and one block.
In the other Friday night game, the Belize City Defenders pummeled the Punta Gorda Panthers 105 to 60 in Belize City.
The BEBL continues tonight at Sacred Heart College Auditorium in San Ignacio where the Western Ballaz host the Benny’s Belize Hurricanes at 7:30 pm and at the San Pedro High School Auditorium where the San Pedro Tiger Sharks take on the Griga Dream Ballers at 9:00 pm.
The Griga Dream Ballers are 7-3, the Benny’s Belize Hurricanes are 7-2, the Western Ballaz 4-6, and the San Pedro Tiger Sharks are 4-4.
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