Get Out the Shovels… And The Brooms
For Immediate Release
ST. JOHN’S, NL – While a winter storm raged outside, the Rogues heated up the Mary Brown’s Center, beating the Raleigh Firebirds 124-121 to sweep the season opening series.
After a 27 point performance on Friday, Armani Chaney again led the Rogues – this time dropping 33 points, mixing an array of drives and mid-range jumpers to go along with 5/10 from behind the arc. The point guard added 12 assists to record the Rogues first double-double of the season. Otherwise, it was a balanced effort from the Rogues, with seven players finishing in double digits.
The Firebirds were led by Ahmad Abullah who scored an efficient 26 points on 8/10 shooting to go along with 9 assists.
With inclement weather preventing many staff from making it to the arena, TBL commissioner David Magley grabbed a mic and filled the role of in-game announcer.
The Rogues season continues this coming week as they welcome the London Lightning of the NBL Canada to St. John’s for a three game series – Wednesday, January 25th; and Friday and Saturday, January 27th and 28th at 7pm.
About the Newfoundland Rogues
The Newfoundland Rogues is Newfoundland and Labrador’s first and only locally-owned professional basketball franchise, competing in the 2022-23 TBL basketball season. The team brings high energy and family-friendly, competitive sports to the province and delivers lasting community impact through the Rogues Belong Foundation.
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