NPBA: Giants and DDL in win column
#THE defending champions Discount Distributors Liquors and runners-up Commonwealth Bank Giants both pulled off victories over the weekend to highlight the men’s division one play in the New Providence Basketball Association.
#Discount Distributors stunned the Caro Contractors 86-56 in Saturday night’s feature contest, while Commonwealth Bank beat the Sand Dollar 88-80 in Friday’s feature match-up.
#And in the men’s division two play, defending champions Your Essential Store Giants routed the RC Liquors Eagles 97-59 in Friday’s opener and on Saturday, the Produce Express wiped out the Cyber Tech 85-69.
#• Here’s a summary of the matches played:
#Rockets 86, Shockers 58: Crispin Gibson scored 17 points with four rebounds and two steals to pace the Discount Distributors Liquors to victory as they remained undefeated with the league’s best 6-0 win-loss record.
#Christoff Stuart had 24 points, six rebounds, three assists and two steals and both Roosevelt Whylly and Ryan Turnquest helped out with 12 points. Whylly also had 11 rebounds and three assists.
#Caro Construction, who dropped to 3-2, got 15 points and 11 rebounds from Jeron Smith, but it wasn’t enough. Their only other player in double figures was Spurgeon Johnson with 13 points, six rebounds and two assists.
#Giants 88, Sands Dollar 80: Dylan Musgrove netted a side high 21 points with five rebounds, five steals, three assists and a block shot to lead Commonwealth Bank to victory as they improved to 4-1.
#Eugene Bain had 18 points, 16 rebounds and four assists, Michael Bain Jr had 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists and three steals and Jackson Jacob chipped in with 12 points, five assists and two rebounds.
#For Sand Dollar, who suffered their first loss in four games, Jeremy Neely had an all-around game with 21 points, five rebounds, five assists and four steals.
#Van Hutchinson Jr had 11 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists, three steals and a block shot, Rashad Ingraham also had 11 points, two rebounds and two steals, Rus-Shorn Strachan had 10 rebounds, three block shots, three assists and two rebounds and both Dale Davis (with seven rebounds and two assists) and Shantoin Pratt (with four rebounds, four assists and four steals) helped out with nine points.
#Produce Express 85, Cyber Tech 69: Rumalo Ellis led a balanced scoring attack in their win with 16 points, five assists and three rebounds with a steal. In the process, the Produce Express pulled even with the Discount Distributors Rockets at 4-1.
#Jefferson Oliver had 13 points, six rebounds and two assists, Maleak Johnson had 12 points, eight rebounds and six steals and Anthon Williams chipped in with 11 points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals.
#In a losing effort for Cyber Tech, who slipped to 2-4, K’Jay Nixon had a game high 19 points with three rebounds, two assists and a steal. Jayson McHardy had 13 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals and Daniel Bethel finished with 10 points and six rebounds.
#Giants 97, Eagles 59: Brandon Strachan exploded for 24 points with 10 rebounds and four steals to lead YES to victory as they stayed undefeated at 6-0.
#Kirklyn Farrington had 22 points, seven assists and three rebounds, Simar Rolle had 20 points, 12 rebounds and two steals and Matthew Saunders added 15 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and two steals.
#For the losing RC Liquors, who fell to 3-2, Cornelius Albury had 11 points, six rebounds and three steals, Sherman Marshall also had 11 points with seven rebounds and Devon Seymour added 10 points.
#Alexis Francis helped out with eight points and 17 rebounds.
#8pm – Rebels vs Sand Dollar (D1)
#8pm – Commonwealth Bank Giants vs Leno Regulators (D1)
#8pm – Caro Contractors Shockers vs University of the Bahamas (D1)
#8pm – Tuckers Boys vs TMT Giants (D1)