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NEBL Standings
 1 Dream Ballers 4-1 
 2 San Pedro T. 3-2 
 3 Verdes 2-1 
 4 Belize City D. 2-2 
 5 Smart Belize H. 2-2 
 6 Belmopan B. 1-2 
 7 Orange Walk RR 0-4 
Full Standings
Liga Centroamericana Standings
 1 Real Esteli 4-0 
 2 Correcaminos 3-1 
 3 Banco Atlantida 2-2 
 4 Santa Tecla 1-3 
 5 Xela 0-4 
Full Standings
Stats Leaders
Points Per Game
  Avg: 20
 1. K.Frazier Verdes20.0 
 2. J.Hughes Belmopan19.0 
 3. D.Nolberto Belmopan19.0 
 4. D.Daly Smart B18.3 
 5. N.Jones Belize C18.0 
 6. M.Adams San P17.8 
 7. J.Kelly Dream B17.6 
 8. D.Conorque Dream B15.0 
 9. R.Reneau Orange W15.0 
 10. G.Lopez Smart B14.3 
Rebounds Per Game
 Elsworth ITZA
  Avg: 11.7
 1. E.Itza Verdes11.7 
 2. K.Burgess San P11.0 
 3. K.Frazier Verdes10.7 
 4. J.Hughes Belmopan10.3 
 5. M.Adams San P9.0 
 6. R.Jenkins Belmopan9.0 
 7. M.Augustine Dream B8.7 
 8. D.Conorque Dream B8.0 
 9. N.Jones Belize C7.5 
 10. D.Henderson Dream B7.2 
Assists Per Game
 Francis ARANA
  San P
  Avg: 5.6
 1. F.Arana San P5.6 
 2. E.Mitchell Dream B5.6 
 3. G.Lopez Smart B5.0 
 4. D.Conorque Dream B4.4 
 5. D.Daly Smart B4.0 
 6. J.Kelly Dream B3.4 
 7. T.Hall Verdes3.3 
 8. T.Edwards San P3.2 
 9. S.Crawford Belize C2.8 
 10. K.Burgess San P2.8 
Steals Per Game
 Jamal KELLY
  Dream B
  Avg: 3
 1. J.Kelly Dream B3.0 
 2. J.Hughes Belmopan3.0 
 3. T.Bradley Belize C2.8 
 4. F.Arana San P2.2 
 5. E.Usher Verdes2.0 
 6. D.Daly Smart B1.7 
 7. D.Conorque Dream B1.6 
 8. S.Crawford Belize C1.5 
 9. A.Watters Smart B1.5 
 10. K.Burgess San P1.5 
Blocks Per Game
 Devin WYATT
  Orange W
  Avg: 2.7
 1. D.Wyatt Orange W2.7 
 2. D.Henderson Dream B2.6 
 3. K.Frazier Verdes2.0 
 4. N.Jones Belize C1.8 
 5. F.Louriano Belize C1.8 
 6. F.Williams Dream B1.4 
 7. J.Hughes Belmopan1.0 
 8. M.Augustine Dream B1.0 
 9. R.Jenkins Belmopan1.0 
 10. R.Reneau Orange W0.8 
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Round 5 (Regular Season)

S.Pedro T. Mar.2 Dream Baller 58%
Orange Walk Mar.1 Belmopan B. 77%
Belize City 55% Feb.28 Verdes
The Legacy of Rico Black and the Tiger Sharks​!!! - Apr 5, 2018

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Doug Penland
Rico Black ………… San Pedro …………… Tiger Sharks …………… all synonymous to both dominance and elitism in the National Elite Basketball League (NEBL). The NEBL is slowly bouncing toward the end of its fifth season, granting us a time-out to appreciate a legacy in the making. The San Pedro Tiger Sharks is a franchise that exhibits consistency and dominance, and they have been the measuring stick for all other teams in the league. In the past four seasons, San Pedro Tiger Sharks has dominated the regular season with the highest margin of victory, entering the playoffs as the #1 seed twice, and the other two season they were the #2 seed entering the playoffs, trailing the number 1 seed by only 1 game. They have reached the finals in the four seasons that the league is in existence, claiming the championship twice and falling in a decisive game three twice. They have been the team to beat every season, and this season they are presently ranked #1, with 4 games remaining in the regular season.

Their dominance out on the island has been nothing short of stellar, and in five seasons they have lost only three times on their home court, which is less than once per season. They can surely defend their home turf. They exhibit poise, dominance, flair, confidence and chemistry season in, season out. New faces on the roster produces the same results every season - a date in the finals. Franchises build their teams with San Pedro Tiger Sharks in mind, knowing that they will be the team to beat. Their continual success has placed them as rivals with majority of the other teams in the league, since teams take pride in beating the Tiger Sharks. San Pedro and Verdes, who was once Cayo Western Ballaz were staunch rivals in the first 2 seasons in the NEBL, as San Pedro snatched the title from the team out west twice in the finals. San Pedro and Belmopan Bandits have also been rivals, as they eliminated Belmopan from playoff contention in the first 3 seasons of the NEBL, after which Belmopan Bandits defeated San Pedro Tiger Sharks last season in the finals, and they grabbed that championship win in San Pedro. Griga Dream Ballers seems to always be a great match-up with San Pedro's athleticism and size, making the five-year rivalry games to cherish. Smart Belize Hurricanes had to defeat San Pedro Tiger Sharks in the third year of the NEBL to claim their NEBL title, so some bad blood was also brewing there. Every game they play they are met by their opponent's full display of focus and resolve, as they carry a target on their jersey every game. San Pedro's consistent dominance in the league has surely placed them one pedestal above the other teams, and such consistency has been in full display during the past five NEBL season. There seems to be no slowing down of this trend, as their young core of players, and great acquisitions keep them locked in as favorites every season.

The face behind this franchise is Rico Black , with his companion, Doug Penland (191-F-75) playing a key role behind the scenes. Rico is the only manager that has served in that capacity during the five-year tenure of the NEBL. He has served as owner, manager and coach for that franchise, and his record speaks volume of his performance in that capacity. San Pedro Tiger Sharks has consistently found great imports to add to their roster, with last year's regular season MVP hailing from that team. His core set of players has remained consistent with Tyrone and Ashton Edwards, Douglas Valley, Raul Roches and Jamal Kelly. Rico has done a phenomenal job in constructing great teams with the right pieces every season. His mix and match has remained effective, as evident by the number of wins and consecutive finals he has been in every season. His commitment to continue to invest financially in the sport of basketball is beyond admirable, as San Pedro Tiger Sharks and Tuff Enuff have participated in many local and regional tournaments. Once 'ball di bounce, Rico di deh.' Kudos to Rico Black , Doug Penland, fans, coaches and players of this formidable franchise. Continue to invest in basketball and use the sport as a positive force in his community and nation.

By Karim Juan.

Belizean NEBL round 4 best performance: Daniel Conorque (by Interperformances) - 3 days ago
DANIEL CONORQUE International Guard Daniel Conorque (193-G-91) had a great game in the last round for top-ranked Dream Ballers, receiving a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 4. The 27-year old player had a double-double of 21 points and 14 rebounds, while his team beat San Pedro T. (#2, 3-2) 79-66. The game was between two of the league's top four teams. It allowed Dream Ballers to consolidate first place in the Belizean NEBL. Dream Ballers have a solid 4-1 record.    [read more]

Nigel Jones
NEBL Round 4: Hurricanes are defeated by Defenders in a derby game - 4 days ago
Host teams show no mercy winning all games. Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most interesting game was a derby match between two local teams from Belize City: Defenders (#6) and Hurricanes (#4). Defenders (2-2) won against visiting Hurricanes (2-2) 76-72. 25 personal fouls committed by Hurricanes helped opponents get some easy free throw opportunities. Worth to mention a great performance of American center Nigel Jones (201-90, college: Talladega) who helped to win t...   [read more]

Valley's 20 points give him Interperformances Player of the Week award - 9 days ago
DOUGLAS VALLEY 23-year old forward Douglas Valley (194-F-95) put on an extraordinary performance in the last round for second-ranked San Pedro T. and receives a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 3. He had the game-high 20 points adding four rebounds for San Pedro T. in his team's victory, helping them to beat Belmopan B. (#5, 1-2) 81-69. San Pedro T. is placed at 2nd position in Belizean league. They would have been even better if they hadn't lost that single game...   [read more]

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