By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
IT’S still early in the season, but Mr Ship It Freight Regulators and Island Game Pros both won on Monday night to stay tied in first place in the Vince Ferguson Division of the New Providence Basketball Association.
The Regulators, last year’s runners-up, routed Another Level Basketball Club, while the Pros knocked off the Double R Cleaners 80-71. Both the Regulators and the Pros are now tied at 2-1. Another Level Basketball Club is winless at 0-3, while the Cleaners fell to 1-2.
Another Level 77
Cordero Thompson came off the bench and exploded for 17 points with seven rebounds to lead a balanced scoring attack in the win. Kenneth Pratt had 15 points, a game high 10 steals and six rebounds, Gameliel Rose and Lamar Watkins both had 13 points and seven rebounds and Robert Missick (eight rebounds) and Miguel Mackey both had 12 points. Darville Trucillo added nine points with four rebounds.
Mr Ship It opened a 24-14 lead after the first quarter and extended it to 55-33 at the half. They went on a 33-21 tear in the third quarter to blow the game wide open. The Regulators also had a 60-47 advantage in rebounds, but Another Level had a 38-21 difference in turnovers.
Kweemada King scored a game high 18 points with nine rebounds to pace the losers. Lesley Dorceval had 16 points and four rebounds, Dave Davis had 14 points and 11 rebounds and Ramon Smith helped out with 10 points and four rebounds.
Pros 80, Cleaners 71
Adorn Charlow ignited Island Game’s attack with a game high 23 points and 12 rebounds, while Colton Albury had 17 points and a game high 14 rebounds. Jimmy Mackey came off the bench to contribute 14 points, eight rebounds and five assists and Derrick Ferguson added 11 points.
Adolphus Leadon had 15 points and three rebounds, Lenny Oscar had 14 points and 13 rebounds, Herbert Knowles had 11 points and four rebounds and Dax Evans got nine points.
Island Luck led 26-14 after the first quarter and they held onto a 37-33 margin at the half. The Cleaners surged back for a slim 52-50 lead at the end of the third. But the Pros used a 30-19 rout in the fourth to secure the win. The Pros held a 56-50 advantage in rebounds and had one more turnover, 14-13, compared to the Cleaners.
So far this season, the following are leading the various individual categories:
Average points - Michael Bain, Commonwealth Bank Giants, 21.33 points; Colton Albury, Island Game Pros, 19.67 points; Clayton Miller, Everybody Wins Legends, 19.5 points.
Average rebounds - Colton Albury, Island Game Pros, 16.67 rebounds; Salathiel Dean, Real Deal Shockers, 12 rebounds; Brian Jernnings and Justin Munroe, College of the Bahamas Caribs, 10 each.
Average assists - Rashad Williams, Rythm Rebels, 7 assists; Lamont Armaly, Mail Boat Cybots, 6 assists; Shakwon Lewis, Athletico Bahamas, 5 assists.
Average block shots - Dionte Smith, Athletico Bahamas, 4 blocks; Colton Albury, Island Game Pros, 2.33 blocks; Jamaris King, Athletico Bahamas, Justin Smith, College of the Bahamas Caribs and Kevin Hinsey, Commonwealth Giants, 2 each.
Free throw percentage - Dion McPhee, PJ’s Stingers, 92 free throw; Jeron Smith, Athletico Bahamas, 90 free throw; Steven Miller, Island Game Pros, 88 free throw
Total rebounds - Colton Albury, Island Game Pros, 50 rebounds; Salathiel Dean, Real Deal Shockers, 36; Adorn Charlow, Island Game Pros, Daniel Bullard, PJ’s Stingers and Dario McKenzie, Elites Basketball Club, all with 27 each.
Total assists - Able Joseph, PJ’s Stingers, 13 assists; Miguel Mackey, Mr Ship It Freight Regulators, 13 assists; Lamont Armaly, Mail; Boat Cybots and Tehran Cox, Commonwealth Bank Giants, 12 each.
Total block shots - Dionte Smith, Athletico Bahamas, 8 blocks; Colton Albury, Island Game Pros, 7 blocks; Kevin Hinsey, Commonwealth Bank Giants, 6 blocks.
Total free throw made - Lorenzo Carter, Everybody Wins Legends, 20 free throws; Adorn Charlow, Island Game Pros and Salathiel Dean, Real Deal Shockers, 18 each.
Total steals - Terrell Colebrooke, Elites Basketball Club, 15 steals; Kenneth Pratt, Mr Ship It Freight Regulators and Tario McKenzie, Elites Basketball Club, both with 13 each.
Total three points made - Alexander Rolle, Mr Ship It Freight Regulators; Clayton Miller, Everybody Wins Legends; Randy Williams, PJ’s Stingers and Terrance Brown, Pirates, all with six three-pointers.