NPBA Playoffs: Aliv Bucket and Rockets even series 1-1

THE Aliv Bucket and the Discount Distributors Rockets both won on Wednesday night at the AF Adderley Gymnasium to even their respective New Providence Basketball Association best-of-five playoff series 1-1.

In the opening division II game, Aliv knocked off the defending champions Breezes High Flyers 100-94, while the Rockets stunned the PJ Stingers 112-104 in the division one feature contest. Game three in both series is scheduled for Friday, starting at 7:30pm.

Aliv 100,

Breezes High Flyers 94

Akeil Bullard scored a game high 22 points with 16 rebounds to lead Aliv Bucket as they evened their division II series at 1-1.

James Rolle added 16 points with 11 assists and seven rebounds, Anwar Neilly had 13 points and three steals, Trae Greene had 12 points and 11 rebounds and Detarrio Thompson had 10 points and three steals.

In a losing effort, Shantoin Pratt scored 16 points with eight assists and seven rebounds, Devontee Gibson came off the bench with 14 points, 11 rebounds and three steals, Hank Davis also came off the bench with 11 points and five rebounds and both Dave Davis (12 rebounds) and Jeremy Neely (six assists and four rebounds) contributed 10 points.

Rockets 112,

Stingers 104

Lerecus Armbrister came off the bench and poured in 25 points with four assists, three rebounds and two assists to pace the Discount Distributors in their division one victory to even their series at 1-1.

Tomeko Moxey also came off the bench with 23 points, Georgio Walkes, also off the bench, added 21 points with six rebounds and Lyndrick Storr was the only starter in double figures with 11 points, five assists and four rebounds.

PJ’s had all five starters in double figures, led by Eugene Bain with a game high 28 points and five rebounds.

Randy Williams (six rebounds and five assists), Brian Bain (six assists) and Devon Ferguson (eight rebounds and five assists) all chipped in with 14 points and Salathiel Dean finished with 13 points, 12 rebounds, six assists and four steals.