Mingoes drop close game to Florida Palms University

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 University of The Bahamas (UB) guard Theodore Grant advances the ball against Florida Palms University in their game at the Scott Galvin Community Center in North Miami, Florida, on Wednesday. Grant scored 15 points in a 77-71 loss for the Mingoes. UB Athletics

NORTH MIAMI, Florida — The University of The Bahamas (UB) Mingoes stayed close to the Florida Palms University Owls, but a late surge by the Owls stopped the Mingoes in their tracks. The Owls prevailed 77-71 at the Skinner Classic in North Miami, Florida, on Wednesday.

The Mingoes led by as much as nine points in the game but couldn’t hold on.

Dave Lindsey led the Mingoes with 25 points in the loss. Guard Theodore Grant put up 15 points to go along with five assists and five steals. Timothy Grant contributed 10 points for the Mingoes.

There were five ties in the game, including at halftime, 42-42. Also, there were 11 lead changes.

The Skinner Classic brings together host school Fort Lauderdale University, Atlantis University, Florida Palms University and the University of the U.S. Virgin Islands, 

competing at the Scott Galvin Community Center in North Miami.

“It was a very good game for us and it really came down to possession,” said UB Assistant Coach Lavar Johnson. “Anytime you have 20 turnovers in a game, it’s usually a problem. This game was very much in reach for us. Dave Lindsey came out with 25 points and played pretty well, and the game pretty much came down to free throws.”

With 37 seconds left in the game and the Owls up 73-70, a UB player drove baseline and got fouled. At thee free throw line, he missed both shots. The Owls were able to extend the lead and won the game.

The Mingoes outscored the Owls in paint, 42-38, but were out-rebounded 42-36 in the close game.

The Mingoes played their second game of the tournament against Atlantis University last night, but the result was unavailable up to press time. They finish the tournament against Fort Lauderdale University on Friday night.


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