Rogues Douse Firebirds, Face Soul in Round 2

ST. JOHN’S, NL – In a back and forth game that saw plenty of lead changes, the Rogues were down by one with four minutes left when Marquise Collins crashed towards the net, scoring and drawing a foul. His free throw put Newfoundland up by two over the Raleigh Firebirds – a lead they never relinquished.

When the buzzer sounded, the Rogues celebrated a 122-110 win on Raleigh’s home court. Led by Armani Chaney’s triple double with 26 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists, Collins also came up huge with 24 points – many crucial baskets in the waning minutes. Jacorie Archie added to a balanced Rogues attack with 22 points, including 6 of 13 from 3 point land.

Six Firebirds scored in double-figures, led by Ahmad Abdullah’s 32 points.

The Rogues move on to face the Georgia Soul, who beat the Coastal Georgia Buccaneers 135 – 128 in overtime. As the top team in the Southeast division, Georgia will host the Rogues in a best of three series on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday (if necessary).

News & Notes

  • The Rogues welcomed back Tyrone Young from injury for Tuesday night’s game. Brandon Johnson and Ron Artest III continue to rehabilitate their injuries.