Tribune Sports Reporter


THE New Providence Women’s Basketball Association’s top seeds were in action Tuesday night with the last undefeated team adding another win and the second place team attempting to keep pace.

Saints – 70

Cheetahs – 39

The Saints improved to 5-2 on the season and remain in second place in the standings. Leandra Armbrister scored a game high 23 points on an efficient 10-14 shooting from the field. Shadell Williams finished with 10 points, eight rebounds and four steals while Tanica Joseph grabbed a game high 10 rebounds and Vernisha Moss added nine points and seven rebounds.

Amir Thompson was the lone Saints player to reach double figures with 12 points and 10 rebounds while Trenice Comarcho had four points and nine rebounds.

The Cheetahs scored on the opening possession but the Saints quickly took the lead for good and took a 14-9 lead at the end of the first. They took a 10-point lead in the second quarter on a Taniel Poitier layup for a 23-13 lead with 3:31 left in the half. The Saints limited the Cheetahs to single-digit scoring in both the first (nine) and second (eight) quarters and took a 27-17 lead into the half. They took a 45-28 lead into the fourth quarter and the lead grew to as much as 31 points.

The Saints shot 53 per cent from the field while they limited the Cheetahs to just 20 per cent. They recorded 20 assists on their 29 made field goals. They also outscored the Cheetahs by 10 points in the paint and 20 on bench points.

Bees Trucking Destroyers – 60

Connectors – 44

The league leaders remain undefeated on the season and improved to 7-0 with another lopsided win.

A balanced scoring effort from the Destroyers was led by Rudy Simms and her 14 points with eight rebounds.

Sherelle Cash had six points and 10 rebounds, Britenique Harrison had eight points and nine rebounds while Ashley Moss had six points and a game high 11 rebounds.

A shorthanded Connectors team got 10 points from both Denisha Dean and Tiffany Wildgoose.

Christine Sinclair finished with nine points and nine rebounds with five assists while Kristenique Moss had seven points and 10 rebounds. The Destroyers limited the Connectors to just 12 points in the first half. It was a quick 15-8 lead after the first quarter and they allowed just four points in the second half en route to a 26-12 halftime lead.

The Connectors staged a comeback effort in the third when they outscored the Saints 20-8. They opened the quarter on a 12-2 run and a Wildgoose layup brought them within two (28-26).

The Destroyers took a slim 34-32 lead into the fourth but responded with their highest scoring quarter in the fourth (26) to put the game away.


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