Mingoes flying high on three-game winning streak
The University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes men’s basketball team lost to the PJ Stingers early in the season and weren’t prepared to let it happen again.
Behind 27 points from Kemsy Sylvestre, the Mingoes defeated the Stingers 92-86 in a game that was tied 14 times and had 10 lead changes on Wednesday at the A.F. Adderley Gymnasium.
Sylvester led four Mingoes in double figures. Antwan Bevans scored 20 points, Ramon Dames had 17 points to go along with 12 rebounds and eight assists and Tyrone Sands Jr. contributed 13.
“I think the ball movement was important for us,” Assistant Coach Lavar Johnson said. “When we started moving the ball our players moved the same time. I think it’s hard for teams to defend us when we get that going.”
Able Joseph led the Stingers with 27 points and seven assists. Torrington Cox had 21 and Eugene Bain had 16 points in the loss. Salathiel ‘Donkey’ Dean led all players with 13 rebounds.
The Stingers defeated the Mingoes, 87-69, on January 7.
Johnson said he did not see the game as a statement win – they just wanted to come out and play hard. The Mingoes are now riding a three-game winning streak after losing three in a row. “People may call this a statement win but every game we come out to win,” he said.
The Mingoes won’t play again until Monday when they take on the Shockers at the A.F. Adderley gym. That game will get underway at 8:30 p.m.