NPBA: Shockers stun the Caribs 82-59

THE University of the Bahamas Caribs, coming off a 2-1 performance in the Sun Coast Men’s Basketball Classic last week, suffered their first loss of the New Providence Basketball Association regular season.

The Real Deal Shockers stunned the Caribs 82-59 in one of two games played at the AF Adderley Gymnasium on Wednesday night.

The other game saw the Athletico Bahamas hold off the Elites Basketball Club in a division II encounter in the opener, despite playing with only five players, none of whom got fouled out.

• Here’s a summary

of the two games:

Shockers 82, Caribs 59

Salathiel Dean was one of three players in double figures, scoring 27 points on 9-for-13 shooting from the field and a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line in 22 minutes and 13 seconds to help the Real Deal secure the win. Dean also had 12 rebounds, three assists, three steals and two block shots.

Vernal Johnson chipped in with 16 points off the bench and William Rigby had 10 points and eight rebounds. Kamal Murphy also came of the bench and netted nine points with three rebounds and four turnovers. Lamont Armaly (with right assists), Jackson Dalmon (12 rebounds), Floyd Armbrister (five rebounds), Ishad Cornish and Diangelo Woodside (eight rebounds) all scored four points.

Kemsy Sylvester, in matching Dean’s game high 27 points on 10-for-18 from the field and 7-for-13 from the free throw line, led the University of the Bahamas in 39:15 minutes.

Justin Smith was held to 12 points with five rebounds, three assists, three steals and six turnovers; Jason Stubbs had seven points and Brian Jennings added five points and seven rebounds.

The win pushed the Real Deal’s second place record to 7-3 behind the University of the Bahamas, who dropped to 5-1.

The Caribs were coming of their 72-60 win over Trinity College in their final game of their recent trip to Tampa, Florida after they lost their first two games in the tournament to Florida College and Georgia Northwestern Tech.

Athletico 64, Elites Basketball 58: Gregory Seymour pumped in a game high 35 points, shooting 13-for-21 from the field and 9-for-11 from the free throw line. He also grabbed 15 points and dished out three assists.

Shakiel Brown was the only other player in double figures with 10 on 4-for-11 from the field and 1-for-4 from the foul line. He had six rebounds and 10 made ten turnovers. Walter Charlton scored eight points with five rebounds and three assists; Henrick Stubbs had six points, three assists and seven turnovers and Therad Rahming added five points with 15 rebounds and three assists.

With the win, Athletico Bahamas joined the Breezes High Flyers in a two-way tie for first place in the Godfrey McQuay Division at 3-1.

The loss kept the Elites in third place in the Charles ‘Chuck’ Mackey Division at 1-3.

Brendon Stubbs, shooting 8-for-13 from the field and 3-for-6 from the charity line, finished with 19 points in 23 minutes to lead the Elites as the only player in double figures.

With a full squad in uniform, the Elites were only able to get seven more points from Teneas Mackey; six from Tario McKenzie and Anthony Clarke and five apiece from Livigi Forbes and Marvin Roberts.

Athletico opened a 19-8 first quarter lead and extended it to 40-24 at the half. They got out-scored 13-11 in the third, but still managed to take a comfortable 61-37 margin into the fourth and wasn’t challenged the rest of the way.

The league, headed by Eugene Bain, will move to the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium tonight when they play another double header. In the 7 pm opener, the Rhythm Rebels will play the Island Game Pros and then the University of the Bahamas will be back to avenge their last loss by taking on the Commonwealth Bank Giants in the feature contest at 8:30 pm.


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