THE PJ Stingers and the Pirates emerged victorious as the New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season at the AF Adderley Gymnasium Monday night.
In the feature contest, the Stingers rallied past the Commonwealth Bank Giants 98-88, while the Pirates knocked off the Rhythm Rebels 76-71.
Stingers 98, Giants 88: After taking a 22-15 lead at the end of the first quarter, Commonwealth Bank watched as PJ’s pulled even at 35-35 at the half. They both scored 27 points in the third, but the difference came in the fourth when the Stingers used a 36-26 spurt to secure the win.
Randy Williams scored 18 points with six rebounds for PJ’s. Both Devon Ferguson (with seven rebounds) and James Rolle canned 16 points; Vernon Stubbs had 14 points and four rebounds; Batchelette LaFleur had 12 points, nine rebounds and four assists and Anthony Whylly helped out with 10 points and eight rebounds.
David ‘Skittles’ Taylor came off the bench and scored 26 points with four rebounds and three assists to pace the Giants. Michael Bain Jr had 24 points, six rebounds and three assists; Tehran Cox had 10 points and four rebounds; Gijo Bain had nine points and 13 rebounds and Jeffery Henfield added eight points and eight rebounds.
Pirates 76, Rebels 71: In a closely contested games, both teams switched leads in all four quarters to make it an interesting matchup.
The Rebels won the opening quarter 20-19 but the Pirates responded to go up 39-31 at the half. Again, the Rebels outscored the Pirates 22-17 in the third, but the Pirates won the final period 20-18 to hold on for the victory.
Domonique Fernander had 18 points and nine rebounds; Kevin Wright had 12 points, seven assists and three rebounds and Kronoff Dean added 10 points.
For the Rebels, Craig Buchanan had 17 points with eight rebounds and five assists; Anthony Williams had 12 points and 15 rebounds and Devon Brennen chipped in with 109 points, seven rebounds and four assists. The NPBA is slated to be back in action with another double header.
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