NPBA: Shockers get 92-79 win over Regulators


Tribune Sports Reporter


A BUSY night on the New Providence Basketball Association schedule featured several blowout wins for division contenders.

Division I

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Shockers – 92

Leno Regulators – 79

Lenny Oscar’s 17 points led a balanced Shockers scoring attack with four players in double figures and six with at least eight points.

William Rigby had 16 points, 10 rebounds and four steals, Walter Charlton and Dewae Murray each posted 10 points and seven rebounds, Rashad Woodside had a near double double with eight points and 10 rebounds, while Bernard Bonaby scored nine.

Kenneth Pratt led the Regulators with a game high 29 points, eight rebounds and four steals. Renardo Baillou had 14 points and 14 rebounds and Hakeem Walkes scored 10.

The Shockers entered the fourth clinging to a two-point lead, but outscored the Regulators by 11 in the final period, 35-24. Charlton’s personal 7-0 run gave the Shockers a 76-63 lead with just over five minutes left to play. The lead eventually grew to as much as 17 in the quarter.

The Regulators raced out to an early 11-2 lead on Pratt’s floater. They took a 20-11 lead at the end of the first. The Shockers opened the second on a 14-3 run and took their first lead on a Charlton layup, 25-23 with 5:29 left in the half.

Both teams shot 32 percent from the field but the Regulators were limited to just a pair of three point field goal makes. The Shockers outscored the Regulators by 12 from beyond the arch, 13 at the free throw line and won the rebounding edge by 26.

Commonwealth Bank Giants – 90

Caro Contractors Pirates – 64

A Giants roster with several former senior national team members and depth off the bench overwhelmed a shorthanded Pirates.

Michael Bain led the perennial league contending Giants with 20 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks. D’Shon Taylor scored 13 with five assists and four rebounds while Tehran Cox also scored 12.

Christorr Stuart led the Pirates with a game high 21 points and five rebounds, Dominique Fernander scored 18 and Kronoff Dead added 14 points and eight rebounds.

The Giants shot 45 percent from the field and limited the Pirates to just 24 percent from the field and 13 percent from beyond the arch. The Giants assisted on 28 of their 24 made field goals and their bench outscored the Pirates’ bench 32-7.

Fernander made the first basket of the game, the Giants scored on their next two possessions and took the lead for good in the nearly wire to wire win. Bain’s pair of free throws gave the Giants their first double digit lead, 17-7. They led 25-14 at the end of the first quarter and took a 42-25 lead into the half. The Pirates had their best shooting period in the third, but the Giants still managed to push the lead to as much as 21.

Division II

Caro Contractors Resistance - 97

Caro Contractors Titans - 80

Antonio Hanna made as many three-point field goals as the entire Titans roster en route to the win.

Hanna scored a game high 23 and shot 4-6 from three-point range. He also added five assists and five steals in just under 30 minutes and was one of six Resistance players in double figures. Kamal Murphy finished with 19 points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals, Joshua Sweeting added 12 points and nine rebounds, Jayson McHardy had 12 points and five assists, Marcian Higgins had 11 points and a game high five blocks while Shaquille Outten scored 10.

Savant Laing led the Titans with 19 points, nine rebounds, six steals and three blocks. Dewhone Murray had a double double with 10 points and 12 rebounds, Jonathan Cox had 10 points and nine rebounds, Levanti Roberts scored 15, Christian Johnson scored 11 and Delmar

Hamilton added 10.

The Resistance led 24-18 at the end of the first quarter but took just a one point lead into the half, 39-38. They outscored the Titans 58-42 in the second half.


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