Owls stop UB Mingoes 77-71 in North Miami

As of Friday, February 17, 2023


UB guard Dave Lindsey advances the ball against Florida Palms University at The Scott Galvin Community Center. He scored 25 points. (UB ATHLETICS)


University of The Bahamas forward Justin Burrows is knocked by a Florida Palms University Owls player.


University of The Bahamas guard Theodore Grant advances the ball against Florida Palms University.

#THE University of The Bahamas Mingoes stayed close with the Florida Palms University Owls and led by as much as nine points in the Skinner Classic action Wednesday in North Miami.

#But a late surge by The Owls stopped The Mingoes from picking up a win in the tournament with the 77-71 loss.

#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.

#The Mingoes and The Owls tied the game five times, including halftime at 42-42, and the game had 11 lead changes.

#The Skinner Classic brings together host Fort Lauderdale University, Atlantis University, Florida Palms University and The University of The US Virgin Islands in action at The Scott Galvin Community Center in North Miami.

#“It was a very good game for us and it really came down to possession,” assistant coach Lavar Johnson said.

#“Anytime you have 20 turnovers in the game it’s usually a problem for us. This game was very much in reach for us. Dave Lindsey came out with 25 points and played pretty well. The game pretty much came down to one free throw.”

#With 37 seconds left in the game and The Owls up 73-70, Edgecombe drove baseline and got fouled and sent to the line to shoot two free-throws.

#He missed both and The Owls were able to extend the lead to win the game.

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

#The Mingoes second game is set for Thursday night against Atlantis University and finish the tournament against Fort Lauderdale University Friday night…


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