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SSBA’s Champions for Climate Change Basketball Tournament Playoffs get underway on Sunday

Posted: Wednesday, November 29, 2023. 5:00 pm CST.

Belmopan Trojans topped the U19 Group 1 – Photo Credit: SSBA

By Rubén Morales Iglesias: Though five games are left to play in the 17th annual San Ignacio & Santa Elena Basketball Association’s (SSBA) Champions for Climate Change Basketball Tournament on Friday night, the Playoffs tip off at the Victor Galvez Stadium in San Ignacio on Sunday.

Additionally the SSBA is putting on a show on Saturday, the All Star Night Fundraiser for a Christmas Toy Drive, starting with the Three-Point Shootout Contest at 7:00 pm. That’s to be followed by two friendly games featuring Educators vs. Community Workers and Artists vs. Influencers.

The following are the last weekend results, the table of standings, playoff scenarios & seedings, and the upcoming weekend schedule, as prepared by the SSBA’s Demi Awe.

“Playoff Scenarios & Seedings

Under 11 – Group

The number 1 seed will go against the winner of the last regular season game between St. Martin’s Credit Union and Recino’s Imports.

Under 16 – Group

CK Restaurant will clinch the #1 seed and bye to the finals if they win their remaining game against Hode’s Restaurant. If Hode’s Restaurant wins the game on Friday night, then all 3 teams will be in a 3-way tie where the seeding will be determined by points differential.

Under 19 – Group 1

Belmopan Trojans has clinched #1 seed and bye to the semi-finals.

Sacred Heart College defeated Tigers in their head-to-head match-up, so Sacred Heart College is the #3 seed and Tigers is the #4 seed.

Under 19 – Group 2

Mayan Man has clinched the #1 seed in their division.

Seniors – Group 1

Venom will be the #1 seed since they defeated Belmopan Thunder by 8 points while Belmopan Thunder defeated Venom by 4 points, giving Venom the top seed via the point differential tie-breaker. Alphas will be the #3 seed given that they defeated Invaders in their head-to-head match-up.

Seniors – Group 2

Vegan Roots Brotherhood, Knights and Bic Bladerz ended the regular season with the same number of points.  The #2 seed goes to Bic Bladerz as they defeated Knights 20 – 0, due to Knights not showing up for the game. Vegan Roots get the #3 seed as they defeated Bic Bladerz 75 – 57 and Knights get the #4 seed as they defeated Vegan Roots Brotherhood 75 – 66.   Seeding for these 3 teams are determined by the points differential for the games played among these teams.

Over 35

Old Skool Squad has clinched the #1 seed given that they defeated Miss N Ketch by 4 points, 39 – 35, while Miss N Ketch defeated Old Skool Squad by 3 points, 49 – 46, in their head-to-head games.

BVO Masters will clinch the #3 seed if they win their last regular season game vs. Belmopan.

Weekend Schedule – Games will be played at the Victor Galvez Stadium. 

Friday, December 1 – Last Night of Regular Season Games

6:30 p.m. (Under 11): Game 1 – St. Martin’s Credit Union vs. Recino’s Imports

7:00 p.m. (Under 16): Game 2 – CK Restaurant vs. Hode’s Restaurant

7:30 p.m. (Under 19): Game 3 — Mayan Man vs. Misfits

8:00 p.m. (Over 35):    Game 4 — BVO Masters vs. Belmopan

8:30 p.m. (Seniors):    Game 5 — Invaders vs. Blazing Tigers [Play-In Game]

Saturday, December 2 – All Star Night as a Fundraiser for a Christmas Toy Drive

7:00 p.m.: Three-Point Shootout Contest [$10 to Enter and $100 Cash Prize]

7:30 p.m.: Game 1 – Educators vs. Community Workers

9:00 p.m.: Game 2 – Artists vs. Influencers

Sunday, December 3 – Playoff Starts Today

1:00 p.m. (Under 13): Game 1 – Trin’s Deli vs. Electrolit

1:30 p.m. (Under 19): Game 2 – Mayan Man vs. Tigers

2:15 p.m. (Over 35):    Game 3 — Miss N Ketch vs. BVO Masters/Belmopan

3:15 p.m. (Under 19): Game 4 — Misfits vs. Vegan Roots Brotherhood

4:15 p.m. (Under 19): Game 5 — Young Rooks vs. Sacred Heart College

5:15 p.m. (Seniors):  Game 6 – Vegan Roots Brotherhood vs. Belmopan Thunder


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