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Victor Evans shines scoring 31 points in Benny’s Belize Hurricanes 88-81 win over San Pedro Tiger Sharks; Canes regain control of Belize Elite Basketball League Finals

Posted: Saturday, July 1, 2023. 9:38 am CST.

Photo Credit: Benny’s Belize Hurricanes

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Benny’s Belize Hurricanes avenged their loss to San Pedro Tiger Sharks with an 88-81 victory at the Belize City Civic Center on Friday night, taking a 2-1 lead in the Belize Elite Basketball League Finals.

The Hurricanes dominated the game with their star player and MVP hopeful Victor Evans scoring 31 points, grabbing nine rebounds, and dishing out three assists. Jamel Harris had a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, along with five blocks. Alex Carcamo chipped in with 12 points, eight rebounds and five assists, while Nick Phillips and Tyrie Orosco each scored six points.

The San Pedro Tiger Sharks put up a fierce fight, led by Kyle Steward, who had 28 points, seven rebounds, a steal and a block. Francis Arana had 19 points, five rebounds, four assists and a steal, while Jihad Wright added 18 points, five rebounds, four assists, seven steals and two blocks. Keith Pollard and John Kelly scored seven and six points respectively.

The San Pedro Tiger Sharks had won Game 2 by five points 66-61, after losing Game 1 by a wide margin of 86-64, both at the Civic Center.

The Hurricanes shot better than the Tiger Sharks in all categories, making 30 of 59 field goals (50.8%), seven of 18 three-pointers (38.9%) and 21 of 31 free throws (67.7%). They also outrebounded San Pedro by a huge margin of 49 to 31, with 13 offensive and 36 defensive boards.

The Tiger Sharks struggled to find their rhythm, making only 27 of 70 field goals (38.6%), four of 16 three-pointers (25%) and 23 of 34 free throws (67.8%). They had only 12 offensive and 19 defensive rebounds in the game.

 

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