Mingoes start slow, fall to Rockets

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 University of The Bahamas guard Ricardo Taylor Jr., left, goes after the ball against Discount Distributors Liquors Rockets guard Cordero Pinder, right, in their New Providence Basketball Association game Saturday at the A. F. Adderley gym. UB Athletics

The University of The Bahamas’ (UB) men’s basketball team fell to the Discount Distributors Liquors Rockets, taking far less shots in their New Providence Basketball Association (NPBA) game on Saturday night at the A.F. Adderley Gymnasium. That proved to be the Mingoes’ downfall as they fell 104-60.

The Mingoes shot 40 percent from the field (26-for-61) and hit just one of five three-point attempts compared to the Rockets shooting 39-for-91 (42 percent) and 10-for-39 (25 percent) from three-point range.

Timothy Grant led the Mingoes with 15 points and Erquantae Edgecombe scored 10 points to go along with 11 rebounds. Justin Burrows pulled down 12 rebounds for UB.

For the Rockets, Roosevelt Whylly and Able Joseph each scored 24 points in the win.

Both teams had 55 rebounds on the night and had about the same amount of points in the paint – UB with 46 compared to the Rockets’ 54.

The Rockets were able to capitalize on the Mingoes’ 42 turnovers on the night, scoring 45 points off those turnovers. The Rockets had 17 turnovers on the night.

UB Head Coach Bacchus Rolle said the turnover difference was the story of the game.

“We just had too many turnovers,” he said. “It’s difficult to win a game with 42 turnovers but we showed that we had some conditioning and could get up and down with these other teams. We just didn’t have the finish. Finishing around the rim was hard for us.”

The Mingoes are expected to play the TMT Giants in their next game which will be this Saturday at 8 p.m. at the A.F. Adderley Gym.

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