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NEBL Standings
 1 Verdes 10-2 
 2 Dream Ballers 8-3 
 3 San Pedro T. 8-4 
 4 Smart Belize H. 6-6 
 5 Belize City D. 5-7 
 6 Belmopan B. 2-9 
 7 Orange Walk RR 1-9 
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: 21.7
 1. Frazier, Verdes21.7 
 2. Jones, Belize C.20.9 
 3. Adams, San P.19.7 
 4. Hughes, Belmopan.18.8 
 5. Troyer, Verdes17.8 
 6. Thomas, Orange W.17.4 
 7. Daly, Smart B.17.3 
 8. Reneau, Orange W.16.9 
 9. Kelly, Dream Ballers16.7 
 10. Conorque, Dream B.15.1 
Rebounds Per Game
  Avg: 10.5
 1. Frazier, Verdes10.5 
 2. Burgess, San P.10.3 
 3. Itza, Verdes10.1 
 4. Henderson, Dream B.9.6 
 5. Hughes, Belmopan.8.8 
 6. Travis, Orange W.8.4 
 7. Jones, Belize C.8.3 
 8. Adams, San P.8.0 
 9. Augustine, Dream B.7.7 
 10. Louriano, Belize C.7.3 
Assists Per Game
  Dream B.
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Mitchell, Dream B.6.1 
 2. Conorque, Dream B.5.7 
 3. Arana, San Pedro T.5.3 
 4. Thomas, Orange W.4.9 
 5. Lopez, Smart B.4.7 
 6. Kelly, Dream Ballers3.2 
 7. Nolberto, Belmopan.3.0 
 8. Louriano, Verdes2.9 
 9. Hall, Verdes2.8 
 10. Tzul, Belize C.2.7 
Steals Per Game
 Jamal KELLY
  Dream Ballers
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Kelly, Dream Ballers2.4 
 2. Hughes, Belmopan.2.0 
 3. Reneau, Orange W.1.9 
 4. Jones, Belize C.1.9 
 5. Lopez, Smart B.1.8 
 6. Bradley, Belize C.1.8 
 7. Louriano, Belize C.1.7 
 8. Mitchell, Dream B.1.6 
 9. Conorque, Dream B.1.6 
 10. Burgess, San P.1.5 
Blocks Per Game
  Dream B.
  Avg: 4.3
 1. Henderson, Dream B.4.3 
 2. Jones, Belize C.1.4 
 3. Louriano, Belize C.1.3 
 4. Frazier, Verdes1.1 
 5. Williams, Dream B.1.0 
 6. Travis, Orange W.1.0 
 7. Augustine, Dream B.1.0 
 8. Reneau, Orange W.0.9 
 9. Itza, Verdes0.9 
 10. Conorque, Dream B.0.7 
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The Legacy of Rico Black and the Tiger Sharks​!!! - Apr 5, 2018

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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.

Kris Frazier
Kris Frazier claims Belizean NEBL Interperformances weekly honour - 5 days ago
KRIS FRAZIER American Kris Frazier (201-PG) had an amazing evening in the last round for league's leader Verdes and that's him to receive a Interperformances Player of the Week award for round 11. The playmaker had a double-double of 27 points and twenty one rebounds, while his team outclassed Belmopan B. (#6, 2-9) with 55-point margin 112-57. It allowed Verdes to consolidate first place in the Belizean NEBL. Verdes has a very good season and are considered to have a run for the cha...   [read more]

Tyrie Orosco
NEBL Round 11: Hurricanes beat Running Rebels in a derby game - 6 days ago
Here is the last round review presented by ESL. The most exciting game was a derby match between two local teams from Belize City: Hurricanes (#4) and Running Rebels (#7). Running Rebels were crushed at home by 16 points 72-88 and even the advantage of their own court did not help. Hurricanes outrebounded Running Rebels 35-21 including 24 on the defensive glass. The best player for the winners was American point guard Tyrie Orosco (196, college: Cent.Penn) who had a double-double by sc...   [read more]

Griga back to winning ways, sends Defenders in a deeper hole - 12 days ago
On Friday night Belize City Defenders hosted Griga Dream Ballers at the Civic Center in Belize City in a much anticipated game that carried huge playoff implications. Griga Dream Ballers are riding a nasty 2 game losing streak while Defenders are at the #5 seed, looking in. The road team jumped out to an early 27 - 22 lead at the end of the first quarter, extending that lead to 8 points at the half, 48 - 40. The lead ballooned to 10 points by the end of the third quarter, but the home squ...   [read more]

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Belizean NEBL round 10 best performance: Daniel Conorque - 12 days ago  
NEBL Round 10: Dream Ballers defeat Defenders in the closest game of the week - 13 days ago  
Frazier's double-double lands him Interperformances Player of the Week award - 19 days ago  
NEBL Round 9 of Regular Season - 20 days ago  
Nigel Jones claims Belizean NEBL weekly honour - 26 days ago  
NEBL Round 8: Verdes keep a leadership position - 27 days ago  
NEBL and Defenders prepare for All Star Night at the Civic Centre - 29 days ago  
Belizean NEBL round 7 best performance: Nigel Jones - 1 month ago  
NEBL Round 7: Running Rebels are defeated by Hurricanes in a derby game - 1 month ago  
NEBL Round 6: Top-ranked Dream Ballers win another game - 1 month ago  
Griga holds on to #1 seed as NEBL teams try to remain in playoff contention!!!!! - 1 month ago  
Roger Reneau claims Belizean NEBL Interperformances weekly honour - 1 month ago  
NEBL Round 5: Dream Ballers beat Tigersharks in the most crucial game of the week - 1 month ago  
Dream adds Devin Wyatt to their roster, ex Orange Walk RR - 2 months ago  
FIBA AmeriCup Pre-Qualifiers: Bahamas top Belize - 2 months ago  
Belize loses heartbreaker to Cuba, 82-80 in second game of FIBA AmeriCup Pre-qualifier tournament - 2 months ago  
Belize and Cuba win basketball openers; clash of the titans set for Saturday night - 2 months ago  
Belizean National Team 2019 - 2 months ago  
Belizean NEBL round 4 best performance: Daniel Conorque (by Interperformances) - 2 months ago  
NEBL Round 4: Hurricanes are defeated by Defenders in a derby game - 2 months ago  
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