Stampers, Rockets pick up wins in the NPBA
A pair of lopsided wins were recorded in the New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA) on Monday night.
In the first game of the evening, the Triple K Stampers got a game-high 29 points and 12 rebounds from Cameron Strachan, and 24 from Michael Turnquest, to breeze past Leno Eagle’s Nest, 116-89. Strachan shot a remarkable 66.67 percent from the floor (12-for-18) including 2-for-4 from distance. He added four steals. Turnquest added five assists, two rebounds and two steals to his stat line.
Johnley Noel contributed 16 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Stampers. Nathaniel Jean came off the bench to score 11 points for the Stampers.
Teashon Gibson was their only other player in double digits with 10. He added two rebounds and two steals.
Troy Trembley paced Eagle’s Nest with 17 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and three assists. Bradley Altidor and Dewshone Murray scored 13 points apiece, and Tyrell Butler came off the bench to add a dozen points, six assists and five rebounds.
Uriah Rolle was the only other player in double figures with 10 points. He added five rebounds and two assists.
By half-time, the Stampers were already ahead by 20 points. Eagle’s Nest got as close as 10 points in the third quarter, but the Stampers opened the fourth on a 10-3 run and never looked back. They won going away.
In the second game of the evening, the Rockets blasted the Island Game Pros, 82-45.
A balanced scoring attack led to the demise of the Pros. Eugene Bain lead the Rockets with 18 points. Lerecus Armbrister and Selvyn McKenzie scored 11 apiece, and Quentin Demeritte and Rashad Saunders dropped in 10 apiece.
Derrick Ferguson was the only player in double digits for the Pros. He had 13 points.
The Rockets were ahead 43-27 at the half and coasted to the win in the second half.
They shot 43 percent from the floor (30-for-69) compared to just 26 percent (16-for-61) for the Pros. The Rockets out-rebounded the Pros, 45-39, doubled them up in assists, 20-10, and had a whopping 19 steals compared to just seven for the Pros.
NPBA action continues tonight with the Aliv Buckets taking on the Breezes High Flyers in the first game and the JD’s Seafood Shockers battling the Rhythm Rebels in the featured contest. There will be no games on Friday. On Saturday, Leno Regulators will battle the Vitamalt Chargers in the first game, and the Rockets will play the Island Game Pros, once again, in the featured contest.