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Hurricanes beat Defenders 73-65 in Belize City battle in Belize Elite Basketball League

Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2023. 9:43 am CST.

Photo Credit: Benny’s Belize Hurricanes

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: The Benny’s Belize Hurricanes dropped the Belize City Defenders 73-65 in the battle of the two Belize City teams in the Belize Elite Basketball League on Friday night.

In front of a packed Belize City Civic Center, the Canes came out victorious led by Victor Evans who pumped a game-high 26 points. Evans added six rebounds, two assists, and three steals.

Jamell Harris scored 14 to go with 9 rebounds. Kris Frazier added ten points, ten rebounds, and two steals. Kirk Smith Jr was good for nine points and eight rebounds.

Treandus Branch led the Defenders with 18 points, three rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Travis Lennan scored 12 points. Lorenzo Dillard netted 11 points, pulled three rebounds, and made one assist and two steals. Captain Nigel Jones also scored 11 points, snatched five rebounds, made four assists, one steal, and one block.

The Canes are now 9-2 while the Defenders dropped to 7-5.

In the other BEBL game, the Western Ballaz (5-7) beat the Belmopan Red Taigaz (3-8) by a basket, 71-69.

On Saturday night, the San Pedro Tiger Sharks host the Orange Walk Running Rebels while the Punta Gorda Panthers receive their Southern rivals, the Griga Dream Ballers. Both games tip off at 9:00 pm.


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