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Npba Action Continues At The Af Adderley Gym On Wednesday Night

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THE Rockets got a 122-119 win over the Giants in NPBA action at C.I. Gibson Gymnasium over the weekend. Photo: Shawn Hanna/Tribune Staff

THE New Providence Basketball Association closed out play at the CI Gibson Gymnasium over the weekend and will resume competition at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Wednesday.

The league was forced to play at CI for the past two weeks to accommodate the prestigious Hugh Campbell Basketball Classic for senior boys. As play pick up at the AF Adderley Gymnasium, teams will be jockeying for the playoff spots heading into the final few weeks of regular season play. In games played over the weekend, the Sun Oil Rockets soared past Your Essential Store Giants 122-119; the Triple K Stampers stomped the Basden Elevator Elites 101-87 and the Fort Charlotte Defenders got by the Caro Contractor Pirates 87-76.

Rockets 122,

Giants 119

Crosley Wilmore exploded for a game high 33 points with 12 rebounds, five steals and four assists to pace Sun Oil to their big win on Saturday night.

Cameron Chery came off the bench with 12 points, Latrel Hinsey had 11 points, four rebounds and three assists and both Craig Gibson (four assists and three steals) and Crispin Gibson (seven rebounds, three assists and two steals) added 10 points apiece.

In a losing effort for Your Essential Store, Adrian Thompson canned 30 points with 14 rebounds and eight assists and Herbert Knowles had 27 points and eight rebounds. Cameron Strachan came off the bench with 14 points and seven rebounds.

Stampers 101,

Elites 87

Michael Turnquest scored a game high 24 points with six rebounds, five steals and four assists to lead the Triple K to victory. Troy Trembly had 15 points, 18 rebounds, four assists and two blocks and Teashon Gibson came off the bench with 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.

For Basden Elevators, Dario McKenzie had 22 points, 10 rebounds, six assists and as many steals, his twin brother Tario McKenzie had 15 points and four assists, Martin Conliff had 14 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two steals and Simar Rolle added 13 points and six rebounds.

Rockets 93,

Eagles Nest 85

Bertrum Minns came off the bench and lit up the nets for 18 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two assists to lead three other players in double figures for Sun Oil.

Cameron Chery had 15 points and eight rebounds, Craig Gibson had 14 points and four rebounds and Crosley Wilmore chipped in with 10 points, six rebounds and five assists.

In a losing effort for Leno, Bradley Altidor and Jonaldo Joseph shared game high honours with 22 points apiece.

Altidor also had 12 rebounds, five assists, two steals and a block shot, while Joseph added seven rebounds and as many steals with five assists.

Donte Deveaux (seven rebounds) and Alfred Smith (eight rebounds) off the bench both helped out with 12 points, but it wasn’t enough.

Defenders 87,

Pirates 76

Carrington Dean came up with 21 points and four rebounds, Gregory Storr had 17 points and nine rebounds, Charaz LaFleur came off the bench with 15 points, seven assists and six rebounds and Leon Rahming chipped in with 13 points, six rebounds and three assists.

In a losing effort, Dominique Fernander had 19 points and 12 rebounds with three assists, Elvardo Burrows had 13 points, Anthony Whylly came off the bench with 12 points and 10 rebounds and both Christoff Stuart and Donathan Johnson had 11 points and five rebounds each.

On Friday night, the Sun Oil Rockets blasted the Leno Eagles Nest 93-85, the Breezes High Flyers flew past the Caro Contractors Resistance 93-86 and the JD Seafood Shockers stunned the Discount Distributors Rockets 82-76.

High Flyers 93,

Resistance 86

Jeremy Neely came up with a game high 24 points, eight assists, four steals and three rebounds to pace Breezes to victory. Shantoin Pratt had 17 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, Dale Davis had 14 points and 10 rebounds and Dario Saunders had 13 points and six rebounds. For Caro Contractors, Kamal Murphy had 21 points and seven rebounds, Shaquille Outten had 15 points and Marcian Higgins had 10 points and three rebounds.

Shockers 82,

Rockets 76

William Rigby canned a game high 24 points with seven rebounds and four steals to pace JD’s Seafood to victory.

Lenny Oscar had 13 points, three assists, two steals and two rebounds and Adam Johnson had 11 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks. Georgio Walkes had 20 points, seven rebounds and four steals, Dominique Beadle had 19 points and a game high 22 rebounds and both David Taylor and Quintine Demeritte each contributed 11 points

Wednesday at AF

Adderley

7pm - Breezes High Flyers vs Triple K Stampers

8:30pm - JD’s Seafood Food Shockers vs Caro Contractors Pirates

Saturday at AF Adderley

(Final Day of

regular season)

Basden Elevator Elite vs Your Essential Store Giants

Pros vs Leno Regulators

Fort Charlotte Defenders

vs CB Giants

PLAYOFFS

Start on Monday,

March 4

Top two in each division

get a bye in the 1st round

First round

(best 2 out of 3)

Position 3 vs Position 6

Position 4 vs Position 5

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