ST. JOHN’S, NL –The Newfoundland Rogues gutted out a 110-103 win over Fayetteville on Saturday night at Mary Brown’s Centre to complete a sweep of the three-game series. Unfortunately, the wins came at a cost as the team also lost forward Ron Artest III to an ankle sprain.
In a chippy game where Newfoundland played from behind until late in the fourth, the team shot a dismal 36.7% overall from the floor. But clutch three-pointers from Armani Chaney and gritty work from Brandon Johson late pushed the Rogues across the finish line. Chaney finished with 32 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists. Johnson chipped in with 24 points. The Stingers were led by big man Jose Roman-Angueira who bullied his way to 29 points and 13 rebounds.
On Friday night, the Rogues had a much easier time – cruising to a 151-105 win that saw eight players score in double figures. The team was again led by Chaney with 28 and Johnson with 27, while Corner Brook native and MUN Sea Hawks alumni Daniel Foo added 10 points. Roman-Angueira had 21 for the Stingers.
Overall, the Rogues wore out the scoreboard, tallying 415 points across their series sweep over the division-rival Stingers. With 12 games remaining in the season, the Rogues are pushing hard to host a playoff series.
Newfoundland hits the road this week for games against Lebanon, Kokomo, Owensboro and Medora. They return to Mary Brown’s Centre April 26th for a three-game series against the Kokomo BobKats. The BobKats are coached by former NBA champion and teammate of Michael Jordan, Cliff Levingston.
News and Notes
- Ron Artest III has left the team to rehabilitate a lower body injury.
Photo credit: Robert Greeley/Newfoundland Rogues