THE New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season at AF Adderley Gymnasium over the weekend. A series of games were played.
On Friday night, Mr Ship It Freight Regulators routed the Rockets 84-75 and the Commonwealth Bank Giants stunned the Shockers 109-77. On Saturday, the Elites knocked off the Future Ballers 55-34, Athletico Bahamas held off the Breezes High Flyers 74-65 and the PJ Stingers nipped the Mail Boat Cybots 82-80.
• Here’s a summary
of the games played:
In the last 10 seconds, Randy Williams came up with both the offensive and defensive plays of the game to seal the thrilling victory for PJ’s.
On a foul by Tyrone Sands, Williams hit the last of two free throws to put the Stingers up by two. Sands attempted to score at the other end of the court, but Williams blocked him and grabbed the defensive rebound to preserve the win.
Williams finished the game with 16 points and eight rebounds. Kendrick Curry came off the bench with 13 points, Rashad Ingraham had 12 as he also came off the bench, Anthony Whylly had 11 points and nine rebounds, James Rolle had 11 points, seven assists and three rebounds, Vernon Stubbs had nine points, six assists and three rebounds and Ishmael Curtis had eight points and eight rebounds. Terrance Brown led the Cybots with 18 points, three rebounds and two assists. Delvonne Duncombe came off the bench with 16 points, five assists and three rebounds, Dominique Beadle had 11 points and seven rebounds, Livingstone Munnings had nine points, six rebounds and three assists and Daniel Bullard had eight points and five rebounds.
Athletico Bahamas 74,
Breezes High Flyers 65
After opening a 20-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, Athletico got outscored 21-8 to trail Breezes 32-28. But Athletico used a 20-14 spurt in the third to go ahead 48-46 at the end of the third. They went on a 26-19 tear in the fourth to seal the win.
CJ Smith had a game high 29 points and six rebounds to pace Athletico. Cameron Adderley had 16 points, six assists and three rebounds, Walter Charlton had eight points and Gregory Seymour added seven points and eight rebounds. Both Jeron Smith and Jeffery Wiliams had four points and six rebounds.
For Breezes, Enrico Bethel had 14 points off the bench, Travis Stuart had 13 points and three rebounds, DeVontee Gibson also came off the bench with 10 points and eight rebounds, Shanton Pratt had nine points, seven rebounds and three assists and Dwight Moss added eight points and 10 rebounds.
Elite Basketball 55,
Future Ballers 34
The Elites had almost identical stats as they went 12-7 in the first quarter and 12-4 in the second for a 24-11 halftime advantage and they never were challenged.
Rashad Stubbs led the Elite with a game high 22 points and three rebounds. Philip Outten had 12 points and 13 rebounds.
Koby Mackey was the only Ballers player in double figures, scoring 15 points with four rebounds. Ryan St Jules came off the bench with four points and eight rebounds and Kingsley Blanford had four points and four rebounds.
Although they only held a 25-22 lead at the end of the first quarter, Commonwealth Bank went on a 28-17 rout in the second quarter to go up 53-39 at the half and they never looked back.
Tehran Cox led a balanced scoring attack with 18 points, six rebounds and three assists as seven of their 10 players in uniform scored in double figures.
Jeffrey Henfield had 15 points and eight rebounds, Trent Cox had 14 points and five rebounds, Michael Bain Jr had 12 points, five rebounds and five assists, Quentin Demeritte had 11 points and five rebounds, Gijo Bain had 11 points and Lyndrick Storr had 10 points, three rebounds and three assists.
Also, Gibran Smith added nine points with seven rebounds and four assists, Karon Pratt had five points, six rebounds and five assists and Kevin Hinsey added four points and seven rebounds.
In a losing effort for the Shockers, William Rigby scored 17 points with three rebounds and two assists, Salathiel Dean had 10 points and nine rebounds, Floyd Armbrister had 10 points, Kamal Murphy had nine points, five rebounds and three assists and Shakeil Adderley chipped in with five points, four rebounds and three assists.
After opening the first quarter with a 17-12 lead, Mr Ship It Freight extended their lead to 41-25 at the half and it was smooth sailing the rest of the way.
Eugene Bain pumped in a game high 26 points with 17 rebounds to lead the Regulators as they put together one of their easiest victories for the season.
Gameliel Rose had 13 points, five rebounds and four assists, Renaldo Baillou came off the bench with 12 points and four rebounds, Simon Cruz had eight points and five rebounds, Brian Bain had seven points and seven rebounds and Robert Missick came up with six points and three rebounds.
Scott Farrington paced the losers with 16 points and 11 rebounds, Tomeko Moxey had 15 points, four rebounds and four assists, Henderson Curry had 13 points, six rebounds and three assists, Dancel Knowles had eight points, Corey Williams had seven points and Rashad McKenzie added five points and four rebounds.
7pm - UB vs Double R Services Limited Cleaners
8:30pm - Commonwealth Bank Giants vs Island Game Pros