Shockers seal 96-68 victory over Rockets

THE Real Deal Shockers clinched their berth in the New Providence Basketball Association Division One Vince Ferguson final by routing the Rockets in game three of their best-of-three playoffs.

Last night at the AF Adderley Gymnasium, the Shockers pulled off a 96-68 victory over the Rockets in the third and deciding game of their series.

The Shockers will play the winner of the other half of the series that was also played last night between the University of the Bahamas Mingoes and the Mail Boat Cybots in their divisional final. Those results were not available up to press time.

The Shockers came from a 19-16 deficit after the first quarter to go up 47-39 at the half. They went on a 26-13 spurt in the third to extend their lead to 73-52 at the end of the final break and, on another 23-16 spurt in the fourth, they sealed the deal.

At one point, the Shockers led by as much as 28 points. They held a 41-24 points production advantage off the bench and held a 65-49 edge in rebounding.

Salathiel Dean exploded for a game high 26 points with 16 rebounds with five block shots, three assists and three rebounds to pace the Shockers, coached by James Price.

Floyd Armbrister came off the bench with 15 points and five rebounds, Lamont Armaly had 14 points, eight assists, three rebounds and three steals and William Rigby had 11 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and four steals.

In a losing cause, the Rockets got 21 points and three rebounds from Tomeko Moxey, 10 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals from Selwyn McKenzie, eight points and five rebounds from Dancel Knowles and seven points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals from Demetri Mackey.


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