Get Out the Shovels… And The Brooms

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.

With official paid attendance at 595, a hardy group of fans braved the weather to witness the Rogues put up 124 points in the second match of their two game series against the Raleigh Firebirds. 

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.

About the TBL
The Basketball League (“TBL” www.thebasketballleague.net), founded in 2017, launched its inaugural season in 2018 with eight teams. In just four shout years, the number of teams have expanded to forty-two. TBL teams are located in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Washington State as well as Canada.

The Basketball League is dedicated to delivering a World Class Professional Basketball experience to our communities, our fans, and business partners. TBL focuses on community and positively impacting lives through school visits and clinics.