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Cayo Western Ballaz Returned West with 2 Wins Against the Northern Teams!!!

The game scheduled for Saturday night between Cayo Western Ballaz (2 - 0) and Orange Walk Running Rebels (0 - 2) had to be postponed until Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. This was extremely unfortunate as a sporting facility was given preference to be used by a "non-sporting event" above a basketball game. Nonetheless, the game kicked off at the Orange Walk Multi Purpose Complex on Sunday and it proved to be a great game as Orange Walk Running Rebels jumped out to a quick 12 - 8 start. However, Cayo Western Ballaz was able to shake off the nerves to end the first quarter with a 16 - 13 lead.   In the second quarter the team from the West opened an 8 point lead to close the half 34 - 42, as the bigs for Cayo Western Ballaz was dominating the glass.
In the third quarter Western Ballaz was able to maintain their lead, finishing the quarter with a 57 - 51 lead, sustaining an 8 - 0 run by Orange Walk Running Rebels. In the decisive quarter, Cayo Western Ballaz was able to come with some key offensive rebounds and a few key steals to seal the game 80 - 70. The squad from the west dominated the glass 47 - 33 while extending their lead to 14 points in the third quarter. Western Ballaz controlled most of the game as they held the lead for 34 of the 40 minutes of the game while they got 46 points off their bench, compared to only 22 for Orange Walk Running Rebels. The points in the paint slightly favored Cayo Western Ballaz 46 - 44, but they had more second chance points, 22 - 12.

For the winning team, Cayo Western Ballaz was lead by Farron Louriano with 22 points, 5 rebounds and 3 steals and an impressive 10 for 14 from the field, which was 71% field goal shooting. Kurt "Chengo" Burgess had 14 points to go with the game high 19 rebounds and 4 blocks. Point guard Ivan Flowers sank 13 points while dishing out 5 assists and Travis Lennan chipped in with 12 points and 3 rebounds. In a losing effort, Randy Usher tallied the game high with 29 points on 8 for 19 shooting, while grabbing 3 caroms and snatching 3 steals. Leith Paulino finished with 11 points and 6 rebounds while Javier Gutierrez scored 8 points and 6 rebounds. This coming week Orange Walk Running Rebels will be heading to Belize City to take on No Limit, as they try to record their first W of the season, while Cayo Western Ballaz will be hosting their first home game against Dangriga Warriors at the Sacred Heart College Auditorium in San Ignacio, as both teams will be fighting to keep their perfect records alive.


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