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Destroyers, Rockettes pick up wins in NPWBA action

The Bees Trucking Destroyers took advantage of the Arawaks to win 64-40 in the New Providence Women’s Basketball Association (NPWBA) action on Thursday night at the D.W. Davis Gymnasium.

In the other matchup of the night, the Discount Distributors Rockettes dominated the Bahamas Institute of Business and Technology (BIBT) Great Whites to win 64-32.

Action in the NPWBA continues tonight with a doubleheader. In the first game at 7 p.m., the Great Whites will play Teleos. Following that game at 8 p.m., the Arawaks will play the Prime Time Saints.

Destroyers 64, Arawaks 40

The Destroyers used a 17-4 second quarter to create a cushion to defeat the Arawaks.

Leading the way for the Destroyers was Lashonda Rahming, who finished the game with 23 points, four rebounds and three steals. She shot a blistering 76 percent from the field going 10-for-13.

Shaniqua Thompson and Britenique Harrison chipped in with 10 points each in the win.

As a team, the Destroyers shot 58 percent from the field as they went 28-for-48.

In the first quarter, Rahming gave her team a 10-5 lead after she sank two free throws with just over six minutes remaining in that quarter.

Kevinique Culmer made a layup with 43 seconds remaining in the first quarter, to give her Arawaks a 13-12 lead. Culmer finished with a game-high 26 points.

The score remained the same at the end of the first quarter.

After the Arawaks led 17-15, with just over nine minutes remaining in the second quarter, the Destroyers decided to go in a game-changing run.

They held the Arawaks scoreless for the remainder of the second quarter, as they went on a 14-0 run to go up 29-17 at the half.

Culmer was able to cut into the lead in the third quarter when she connected on a layup with 6:17 remaining.

The Destroyers’ Roberta Quant connected on a jumper with 32 seconds remaining in the third quarter to send her team up 41-27 heading into the fourth quarter.

In the fourth quarter, the Destroyers kept the game at a double-digit lead to coast to victory.

In the entire game, the Destroyers had 17 fastbreak points in the game, as they limited the Arawaks to just four.

 

Rockettes 64, Great Whites 32

This game started out with both teams trading baskets. After a 6-6 tie with 7:05 left in the first quarter, the Rockettes put their stamp on the game.

The Rockettes went on an 18-3 run to end the first quarter, as they held a 24-9 lead heading into the second quarter.

La-Tondra Brown and Marvia Dean led the way for the Rockettes with 12 points each. Shadell Williams chipped in with 10 points.

Dean also had seven rebounds in the win.

The Rockettes went into the half with a 22-point lead after Tanea Bowleg made a three-pointer with 22 seconds left in the second quarter. They led 38-16.

In the second half, the Rockettes kept a double-digit lead over the Great Whites.

With less than 57 seconds remaining, Leandre Armbrister made a layup that gave her team the biggest lead of the night, 32 points. They led 64-32 at that point, as the score remained the same at the end of the game.

Keishawna Mather and Brianna Stevens led the way for the Great Whites with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

The Rockettes shot 41 percent from the field as they went 26-for-63. The Great Whites shot 21 percent from the field as they went 13-for-60.

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Simba French

Simba joined The Nassau Guardian in 2012 as a technical producer for Guardian Radio 96.9 FM. He joined the Editorial Department as a sports reporter in 2018. Simba has covered a wide range of sports stories, including the 2018 CARIFTA in Nassau, Bahamas. Education: College of the Bahamas, BA Media Journalism

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