NPBA best-of-5 semi-final playoffs tonight

THE New Providence Basketball Association is all set to begin play in their best-of-5 semi-final playoffs tonight at the AF Adderley Gymnasium.

The NPBA completed its regular season action at AF Adderley Wednesday night. Double R Services Cleaners and Hype Basketball Club won the final games in the men’s division I and two leagues respectively.

While Hype Basketball Club knocked off the Johnson’s Trucking 67-64 in the division II opener, Double R Cleaners swept aside the Rhythm Rebels 66-57 in the men’s division one play.

• Here’s a summary of the final two games played on Wednesday night:

Basketball Club 67

Double Cleaners 64

Christoph McKenzie, playing 27 minutes, scored 21 points on shooting 8-for-13 from the field and 6-for-9 from behind the three-point arch to lead the winners. He also had six rebounds and three steals.

Kenneth Johnson added 15 points, six rebounds and four assists, Alexander Bullard chipped in with 14 points, seven rebounds and three assists and Samuel Dean had eight points and 15 rebounds.

Qyemah Gibson led the losers with 22 points and five rebounds. Horris McKenzie scored 11 points, seven steals, six rebounds and three assists, Christoff Stuart had eight points and 11 rebounds, Henry Rolle also had eight points and four rebounds and Cordero Coakley had seven points and three rebounds.

Double R Services 66,

Rhythm Rebels 57

Romell Johnson, in 33 minutes, shot 7-for-14 from the field, 3-for-6 from the three-point line and 6-for-7 from the foul line, to finish with 23 points and four rebounds to lead the winners.

Herbert Knowles had 19 points and 13 rebounds, Tamiko King had seven points, four rebounds and three assists, Vadis Morrison had six points and 13 rebounds and Stephen Culmer Jr added six points and six rebounds.

In a losing effort, Craig Buchanan had 22 points and five rebounds, Mekel Rolle had 19 points and seven rebounds and Theo Ferguson helped out with seven points.

• See Team Standings

on Page 5

Teams W L Pct. GB

Men’s Division One

John Archer League

Commonwealth Bank Giants 14 2

Mr Ship It Freight Regulators 13 3

PJ Stingers 11 5

Pirates 7 9

Vince Ferguson League

Shockers 12 4

University of the Bahamas Mingoes 11 4

Mail Boat Cybots 11 5

Rockets 9 7

Island Game Pros 3 13

Double R Services Limited Cleaners 3 13

Rhythm Rebels 1 15

Legends 1 8

Average points – Clayton Miller (Legends) – 27.5.

Average assists – Rashard Williams (Rhythm Rebels) – 6.38.

Average rebounds – Eugene Bain (Mr Ship It Freight) – 14.47.

Average blocks – Livingstone Munnings (Mail Boat Cybots) – 2.71.

Average steals – Kemsy Sylvestre (University of the Bahamas) – 4.57.

Average fouls – Jarell Coakley (Commonwealth Bank) – 4.67.

Average three-pointers made – Justin Smith (University of the Bahamas) – 48.

Average free throws made – Eugene Bain (Mr Ship It) – 93.

Average minutes – Kemsy Sylvestre (University of the Bahamas) – 36.46.

Men’s Division Two

Athletico Bahamas 7 2

Breezes High Flyers 7 2

Johnson’s Trucking 6 3

Hype Basketball Club 6 3

Elites Basketball Club 3 6

Triple K Stampers 4 5

Bargain Wholesale Kings 3 6

Future Ballers 0 9

Average points – Chrisoff Stuart (Johnson Trucking) – 19.2.

Average assists – Christian Johnson (Hype Basketball) – 3.6.

Average rebounds – Tehrad Rahming (Athltico Bahamas) – 12.38.

Average blocks – Lynden Lightbourne (Athletico Bahamas) – 2.

Average steals – Cameron Ferguson (Bargain Wholesale) – 4.

Average personal fouls – Adrian Thompson (Hype Basketball) – 4.

Average three-pointers made – Lerond Colebrooke (Hype Basketball) – 13.

Average free throws made – Christoff Stuart (Johnson’s Trucking) – 53.

Average minutes – Cameron Ferguson (Bargain Wholesale Kings) – 37.

Tonight’s schedule

John Archer Division

7 pm Commonwealth Bank vs Pirates.

8:30 pm Mr Ship It Freight vs PJ Stingers.


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