THE New Providence Basketball Association continued its first round best-of-five playoff series with another double header at the AF Adderley Gymnasium over the weekend.
On Saturday night in the division II opener, the Aliv Bucket took care of the Leno Eagles Nest 98-91 and the Leno Regulators got by the Discount Distributors Rockets 100-97. Both series are now tied at 1-1 and will resume with game three on Wednesday night.
On Friday night in the division II opener, the Triple K Stampers knocked off the Sun Oil Rockets 84-77, while the University of the Bahamas Mingoes regrouped for a 105-101 overtime victory to level their division one series with the JD’s Seafood Shockers. Both series are also tied at 1-1 and will play game three tonight, starting at 7:30pm.
Regulators 100, Rockets 97
Kenneth Pratt erupted for a game high 24 points with 15 rebounds, five assists, two steals amd two block shots to lift Leno as they evened their division one series.
Rashad Edgecombe had 15 points and seven rebounds, Renardo Baillou added 12 points and 15 rebounds, Alexander Rolle came off the bench with 11 points, five steals, three rebounds, three assists and two blocks and Cordero Thompson also got off the bench with 13 ponts and 12 rebounds.
In a losing effort, David Taylor had 18 points, six rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block, Lerecus Armbrister had 14 points, six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two blocks, Cordero Pinder had 12 points and 18 rebounds and Barry Carter chipped in with eight points, six rebounds and three assists.
Selwyn McKenzie came off the bench with 13 points and four rebounds as did Tomeko Moxey with 18 points and five rebounds.
Bucket 98, Eagles Nest 91
Dylan Musgrove poured in 23 points with 11 rebounds snd four assists to lead Aliv as they evened their division II series at 1-1. James Rolle had 20 points, five rebounds and four assists, Akeil Bullard had 21 points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two blocks, Detarrio Thompson came off the bench with 11 points and four rebounds and Keiran Mortimer joined him with 11 points, 12 rebounds and four assists.
For Leno, Jonaldo Joseph had 24 points, 12 rebounds and three steals, Tyrell Butler had 22 points, five rebounds and three steals, Johnacy Augustin had 16 points, six rebounds and five assists, Donte Armbrister had 12 points, 15 rebounds and two assists and Jeffrey Williams added eight points, four rebounds and four assists.
Mingoes 105, Shockers 101
Tyrone Sands Jr canned three consecutive jumpers to help the University of the Bahamas pull away from a slim 98-97 margin with one minute and 37 seconds into a 105-98 lead with 50 seconds left in the overtime period.
Patrick Brice converted the first of his two free throws with 50 seconds left in regulation to pull JD’s into a tie at 87-87 and eventually force the extra five minutes.
In their comeback win to even the series, Kemsy Sylvester led the attack for the Mingoes with 31 points, 18 rebounds, 10 steals, five assists and two block shots.
Sands, coming off the bench, scored a total of eight points. Antwan Bevans had 23 points, nine rebounds and three assists and Justin Smith came off the bench with 15 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two assists.
For the Shockers, Brice finished with eight points and nine assists, but Lenny Oscar exploded for a game high 33 points with three rebounds.
Shakwon Lewis had 21 points, 10 assists and six rebounds, Bernard Bonaby had 15 points and four rebounds, William Rigby had 11 points and 13 rebounds and Adam Johnson chipped in with nine points and nine rebounds
Stampers 84, Rockets 77
Johnley Noel led a balanced scoring attack with a game high 23 points, 20 rebounds, to assists and two steals to pace Triple K to their win.
Michael Turnquest had 16 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals, Troy Trembly had 10 points, nine rebounds and five assists, Nathaniel Jean also had 10 points, four rebounds and two steals and Wilben Seraphin had eight points, nine rebounds, seven assists, two steals and a block.
Sun Oil got 17 points each from Crosley Wilmore (eight rebounds and two steals) and Kyle Wilson (three rebounds and two assists) and 16 points from Bertrum Minns (13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and as many blocks).
Cameron Chery chipped in with nine points and six rebounds.
7:30pm - Sun Oil Rockets vs Triple K Stampers
8:30pm - University of the Bahamas vs JD’s Seafood Shockers
7:30pm - Aliv Bucket vs Leno Eagles Nest
8:30pm - Discount Distributors Rockets vs Leno Regulators