Despite fast start, Mingoes fall to the Rockets


The Nassau GuardianSend an emailJanuary 20, 2023 107 1 minute readFacebookTwitterLinkedInShare via Email

 University of The Bahamas guard Theodore Grant drives against a Rockets player in their game on Monday, January 16, 2023 at the A.F. Adderley gym.

University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes men’s basketball team lost 100-84 to the Discount Distributors Rockets in New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA) action Monday night at the A.F. Adderley Gymnasium.

Theodore Grant posted a triple-double in the loss to lead the Mingoes, scoring 18 points, dishing out 11 assists and collecting 10 rebounds. Grant also had four steals on the night.

Delano Armbrister led the Mingoes scoring attack with 23 points off seven three-pointers. Erquantae Edgecombe posted 12 points and Dremiko McIntosh had 10 points and 10 rebounds.

The Mingoes started off strong and ended the first quarter tied with the Rockets at 18. The experienced Rockets took the lead early in the second quarter and slowly extended it throughout the night.

Mingoes’ Head Coach Bacchus Rolle said the team is still improving, especially after the break.

“We had a better effort tonight,” he said. “It was a much better effort tonight offensively but we allowed just too many points in the paint, especially against a strong team like the Rockets. Hats off to the Rockets for a wonderful win but we showed poise and we showed energy out there tonight.”

Rolle added that the team needs to work on a few parts of the game heading into the rest of the season.

“We definitely need to build on that energy we had out there tonight and we want to push the basketball more like we did tonight,” he said.

Roosevelt Whylly scored 27 points and Livingston Munnings scored 26 to lead the Rockets. Able Joseph contributed 20 points in the win for the Rockets.

The Mingoes now sport a 2-5 win/loss record in the Vince Ferguson Division of the NPBA. The Rockets lead the division with an undefeated 7-0 record.

The Mingoes next play the TMT Giants. That game will commence at 8 p.m. Saturday February 4, at the A.F. Adderley gym.

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