ST. JOHN’S, NL – The Rogues celebrated their 1-point victory as the buzzer sounded, but it proved to be premature. A foul had been called with one second remaining, putting the Rogues into the penalty, and a BobKat player on the line for two shots. Two made free throws later, the Rogues had lost 111-110.
In a back-and-forth game with a playoff atmosphere, birthday boy Armani Chaney led the Rogues with 27 points, 8 assists and 6 rebounds. Jacorie Archie chipped in with 19 points and several clutch three pointers. The BobKats – coached by former NBA champion Cliff Levingston – were led by Derek Hawthorne with 36 points.
The loss dropped the Rogues to 16-17 on the season, leaving them in fourth place in the TBL’s Southeast Division. With seven games remaining in the season, the Rogues are just ahead of the Gulf Coast Lions and currently slated to face the division-leading Georgia Soul in a one-game playoff, at Georgia. The series continues Friday and Saturday night at Mary Brown’s Centre.
News and Notes
- Ron Artest III and Tyrone Young continue to rehabilitate injuries.
Photo credit: Leona Rockwood/Newfoundland Rogues