THE PJ’s Stingers stung the University of the Bahamas Mingoes 87-69 and the Triple K Stampers stomped past the Leno Eagles Nest 97-94 as the New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season at the AF Adderley Gymnasium.
• Here’s a summary of the games played on Monday night:
Eugene Bain provided the spark as PJ’s had four of five of their starters scoring in double figures in their blowout win over the University of the Bahamas.
Bain came through with a game high 24 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and a steal, Salathiel Dean and Torrington Cox both had 12 points and five assists and Abel Joseph added 10 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.
Devon Ferguson came off the bench with eight points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal and block, while Vernon Stubbs had six points and three rebounds and Randy Williams chipped in with five points. PJ’s led from start to finish as they opened a 26-14 lead at the end of the first quarter. They increased it to 43-32 at the half and extended it to 65-54 at the end of the first break. The Stingers went on a 22-16 spurt in the fourth quarter to stay ahead.
For the Mingoes, Antwan Bevans came off the bench and led the Mingoes with 15 points. He was the only player in double figures.
Travaughn Nicholls paced the University of the Bahamas with nine points and five rebounds; Brian Jennings had eight points and five rebounds; Ramon Dames hd seven points, four rebounds and four assists; Rashad Sturrup had seven points, nine rebounds and three blocks and Christoff McKenzie hd six points.
Stampers 97, Eagles Nest 94: With four seconds left on the clock, Micael Turnquest got fouled, stepped to the free throw line and converted his pair of charity shots to push Triple K lead to 97-94 as they held on for the win.
Turnquest finished with 17 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block shot.
Troy Trempley, however, led their attack as he pumped in a game high 25 points with 14 rebounds. Johnley Noel helped out with 24 points, 12 rebounds and a pair of assists and steals.
Wilben Seraphin came off the bench and contributed eight points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals; Marc Campbell had seven points and seven rebounds and both Nathaniel Jean and Teashon Gibson had six points. Jean also had seven rebounds.
In a losing effort, Bradley Altidor canned 18 points with 12 rebounds and three steals to lead the way. Tyrell Butler had 17 points, eight rebounds and three assists; Donte Deveaux also had 17 points with six rebounds and two teals and Alfred Smith scored 13 points with five rebounds, three steals and as many block shots.
Triple K took a slim 24-23 lead at the end of the first quarter and Leno responded to tie the score at 45-45 at the half. The Stampers took another slim lead, 70-66, at the end of the third, but the Eagles Nest came back for a 28-27 margin to make it close right down to the wire.
The NPBA will be back in action tonight with another double header. In the 7 pm opener, Basden Elevators Elite will take on the Breezes High Flyers and the the Fort Charlotte Defenders will face the Caro Contractors Pirates in the feature contest.