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Npba Takes Break Until Month End

AFTER playing its doubleheader over the weekend, the New Providence Basketball Association will now take a break until the end of the month.

On Saturday night at the AF Adderley Gymnasium, the JD’s Seafood Shockers stunned the University of the Bahamas Mingoes 78-72 and the Commonwealth Bank Giants roughed up the Cargo Contractors Pirates 99-85.

On Friday night, the Triple K Stampers stomped past the Elites Basketball Club 82-80 and the Rhythm Rebels routed the Vitamalt Chargers 91-65.

Here’s a summary of the games played:

Shockers 78, Mingoes 72: Lamont Armaly came off the bench and exploded for 16 points, shooting 5-for-7 from the field, 5-for-9 from the free throw line 1-for-2 from behind the three-point arch in 25 minutes and 17 seconds to lead JD’s Seafood to victory. He also had five assists and four steals.

William Rigby also came off the bench and contributed 14 points; Vernal Johnson had 13 points, six steals and three assists and Jamaris King added nine points and 12 rebounds.

Christoph McKenzie, in 23:41 minutes, had a game high 18 points as he went 7-for-12 from the field, 2-for-5 from the three-point line and 2-3 from the foul line to pace the University of the Bahamas.

Ramon Dames had 13 points, seven steals, five assists and four rebounds; Javeras McIntosh had 10 points; Justin Munroe had nine points and six rebounds and Donovan Dean chipped in with nine points, nine rebounds and four assists.

Giants 99, Pirates 85: David ‘Skittles’ Taylor, in 30:04 minutes, produced a game high 32 points on 12-of-27 shooting field the field and 4-for-5 from the three-point and foul lines to lead Commonwealth Bank to another victory.

D’Shon Taylor had 20 points with 10 rebounds and three assists; Trent Cox had 19 points and 11 rebounds; Jervone Atkins had 11 points and Gameliel Rose, returning to the Giants’ line-up after playing on another team, had nine points, seven rebounds and six assists.

In 25:26 minutes, Scottie Farrington erupted for 29 points and nine rebounds to lead the Cargo Contractors. He shot 18-for-18 from the field, 9-for-13 from the three-point line and 8-for-13 from the charity stripe.

Tevin Hudson had 20 points and four rebounds; Domonique Fernander 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists and Kronoff Dean added 12 points, four rebounds and three assists.

Stampers 82, Elites Basketball Club 80: Tamiko King, who only had seven points with five rebounds on 32:52 minutes, canned the biggest basket of the game on a buzzer beating jumper to help seal a nail baiter for Triple K.

With three seconds left, the game was tied on Elites Basketball Club’s Miguel Burrows’ pair of free throws after Johnley Noel had put the Stampers ahead 80-78 on two charity shots.

Noel finished with a gam high 35 points and 22 rebounds; Cameron Strachan half 13 points, seven rebounds and four steals and Michael Turnquest had 12 points and three rebounds.

Tario McKenzie, in 24:43 minutes, had 18 points to lead the losing Elites Basketball Club. Martin Conliff had 15 points; twin brother Dario McKenzie had 13 points, five rebounds and three assists and Miguel Burrows added 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Rebels 91, Chargers 65: Adorn Charlow, in 23:03 minutes, posted 20 points on shooting 9-for-16 from the field and 2-for-4 from the free throw line and pulled down 12 rebounds in Rhythm’s win.

Antario Collie had 15 points, five steals, four rebounds and three assists; Craig Buchanen had 11 points, 3 three rebounds, three assists and two steals and Antonio Moss and Ron Marshall both contributed eight points.

In a losing effort for Vitamalt, Dennis Turnquest, in 29:02 minutes, shot 6-for-15 from the field, 4-for-12 from the three-point line and 5-for-8 from the foul line for 21 points, three rebounds and two assists.

Larond Colebrooke had 17 points and four rebounds; Preston Colebrooke had nine points and 10 rebounds and Wilfred Culmer had eight points and as many rebounds with three assists.

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