Conquerors, Crimestoppers pull off victories in NPBA


Senior Sports Reporter


THE Police Crimestoppers and the Woodside Petroleum Conquerors both pulled off victories Tuesday night as the New Providence Basketball Association continued its regular season at CI Gibson Gym.

The Crimestoppers knocked off the College of the Bahamas Caribs 86-71, while the Conquerors got by the Double R Services Limited Cleaners 92-88 in the double header that was pushed back from Monday night.

The league returned to its regular schedule yesterday with another

double header, but those results were not available.

Crimestoppers 86, Caribs 71

Vernon Stubbs led three other players in double figures, shooting 8-for-19 from the field and 10-for-13 from the free throw line in about 32 minutes of play. He also pulled down a game high nine rebounds with four steals and a block shot.

Dario Seymour, in 25 minutes, had 17 points, five steals and three rebounds, Freddie Lightbourne, playing just over 37 minutes, had 12 points with seven assists, four rebounds, three steals and a block shot and Dion McPhee, in about 25 minutes as well, had 10 points with 10 points, six rebounds, three steals and a block. Both Carvin Cumming and Mark Taylor had eight apiece.

The Police opened a 27-15 first quarter lead that they extended to 44-28 at the half. By the end of the third, the Crimestoppers had increased the lead to 69-50.

Reuben Goodman, in about 27 minutes, had 17 points, 11 rebounds, three

steals and a block to lead the College of the Bahamas. Quinn Brown, who played 24 minutes, had 15 points, seven rebounds and four steals. Glen Davis, in 31 minutes, had 14 points and 12 rebounds. Sherman Bowe and Kirkwood Williams chipped in with eight and seven points respectively.

Conquerors 92, Cleaners 88

Bernard Bonimy led a balanced scoring attack with 20 points as he shot 9-for-21 from the field and 4-for-6 from the free throw line. He also grabbed three rebounds and had three blocks in 27 minutes of play.

Rashad Bain, who played 20 minutes, followed with 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting from the field and 3-of-6 from the foul line. Christopher Stuart contributed 16 points on 5-of-10 from the field and 4-of-6 from the charity stripe to go along with his three rebounds, two assists and as many steals in about 23 minutes. Tressant Strachan had 12 points and six rebounds, while Kendal Butler had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

Woodside Petroleum had to fight their way back from a 25-17 deficit after the first quarter as they went on to trail 44-39 at the half. At the end of the third quarter, they continued to follow behind 70-64. They used a 28-20 spurt in the fourth to come-from-behind for the win.

Lenny Oscar came through with a game high 30 points on 9-for-19 from the field and 12-for-14 from the foul line in 33:30 minutes to pace the attack for the Double R Services Ltd. Renardo Baillou had 25 points, shooting 8-for-20 from the field, 2-for-6 from behind the three-point arch and 7-for-13 from the foul line in less than a minute shy of playing the entire game. Omal Deveaux, shooting 6-for-14 from the field and 1-for-3 from the three-point line, chipped in with 13

points and six rebounds.

The NPBA is scheduled to be back in action at the CI Gibson Gym with another double header tonight. In the opener at 7:30pm, the College of the Bahamas Caribs will take on the Commonwealth Bank Giants. Then, in the feature contest, the Pyramid Food Rockets will face the Woodside Petroleum Conquerors.

Another double header is set for Saturday between the BTC Digitals and the Bahamas Baptist College Lions in the 7:30pm opener that will be followed by the Mail Boat Cybots against the PJ Stingers.


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