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Stingers And Giants Remain Undefeated In The Npba

BOTH the PJ Stingers and the Commonwealth Bank Giants remained undefeated in the New Providence Basketball Association after pulling off the double header victories on Saturday night.

At the AF Adderley Gymnasium in the men's division one play, the Stingers pounded the Vitamalt Chargers 90-63 and the Giants roughed up the Rhythm Rebels 80-76.

The league returned to the gym after hosting two games on Friday night at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium as the University of the Bahamas Mingoes made their home debut an easy one in the men's division one play with a 107-89 pounding of the Island Game Pros.

In the men's division II opener, the Breezes High Flyers also won their second game with an 85-72 decision over the Elite Basketball Club.

• Here's a summary

of the games:

Stingers 90, Chargers 63: Mario Pickstock, playing 19 minutes and 34 seconds, had 19 points with two rebounds to lead the way for PJ's, a former league champions.

Randy Williams had 13 points; Horris McKenzie, coming off the bench, also had 13 points with five rebounds, two assists and two steals and both Devon Ferguson and Blatchlette LaFleur added nine points. LaFleur also pulled down seven rebounds.

Cameron Adderley came off the bench in 36:15 to score 13 points with eight rebounds to lead the way for the hapless Vitamalt Chargers. Wayne Charlton had 11 points, three rebounds and two block shots; Dennis Turnquest had 10 points; Philton Pickstock had eight points, four assists, two rebounds and two steals and Alexander Bullard added seven points with three assists, two rebounds and two steals.

Giants 80, Rebels 76: Michael Bain Jr came off the bench and in 32:41 minutes, canned 19 points with five rebounds, four assists and four steals to lead Commonwealth Banks' balanced scoring attack as they improved to 2-0.

David Taylor, also off the bench, had 15 points with five assists, four rebounds and three steals.

D'Shon Taylor led all starters with 14 points, four rebounds and four assists, while Darstyn Baker contributed 10 points, six rebounds and four assists. Ishmael Curtis helped out with nine points and six rebounds.

The Rebels, without two players in action Adorn Charlow and Devon Ferguson, got 19 points, 13 assists and six steals from Rashard Williams in 32:16 minutes.

Their only other player in double figures was Brian Bain with 11 points, four rebounds and four assists. Antario Collie followed with eight points, three rebounds and as many steals.

Mingoes 107, Pros 89: Kimsy Sylvestre, playing 29:04 minutes, exploded for 21 points, 14 rebounds, nine assists, three steals and two block shots to lead the attack for the new look University of the Bahamas in their season opener.

Justin Smith had 18 points, two rebounds, two assists, two steals and a block; Ramon Dames had 14 points and seven assists; Jason Stubbs had 13 points, three rebounds and two steals and Romero Cornish came off the bench with 12 points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist. In a losing effort, Colton Albury played 36:56 minutes and poured in a game high 38 points with eight rebounds, two steals, two blocks and an assist to pace Island Game.

Steve Miller had 14 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals; Derrick Ferguson had 13 points and three rebounds and Jason Collie had seven points, six assists, four rebounds and four steals.

High Flyers 85, Elite Club 72: Jeremy Neely led two other players in double figures with 20 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals in 27:31 minutes as Breezes remained undefeated.

Shonton Pratt had 18 points and five rebounds; Dave Davis had 12 points and 13 rebounds and Devontee Gibson came off the bench and chipped in with nine points, four rebounds and three block shots.

Tonight at AF Adderley

Gymnasium

7pm - Johnson Trucking vs Aliv Buckets (division II) and 8:30 pm Pirates vs Rhythm Rebels (division one)

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