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Mingoes fall to Rockets for second time this season

The University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes men’s basketball team lost to the Discount Distributors Rockets for a second time this season, 88-81, recently at the C.I. Gibson Gymnasium.

With a 10-5 win-loss record on the season, the Mingoes are in line for a playoff position, but they need to pick up their play if they want to win the New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA) championship this season.

Lerecus Armbrister led the Rockets with 18 points and four assists. Georgio Walkes scored 17 points and pulled down eight rebounds while David Taylor scored 16 to go along with five rebounds.

Kemsy Sylvester had 29 points and 12 rebounds in the loss for the Mingoes. Romero Cornish scored 19 points and added four rebounds, and Travaughn Nicholls had 10 points and three rebounds. Bevans had five points and five rebounds in the loss.

Midway through the second quarter, Mingoes’ forward Travaughn Nicholls went down with a knee injury and never returned. In the Mingoes’ previous game, starting point guard Ramon Dames got injured. Both players are possibly out for the remainder of the season.

“In the end we came through with some big shots and made it kind of close,” said Mingoes Head Coach Bacchus Rolle. “The guys’ spirits are high. We’ve lost our starting point guard probably for the rest of the season and then we lost Nicholls, possibly for the rest of the season, but we are going to fight,” he added.

The Mingoes are not scheduled to play again until March 4, when they take on the league-leading Commonwealth Bank Giants. The Giants currently lead the standings with an unblemished 14-0 win-loss record.

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