ST. JOHN’S, NL – After losing the opener in heartbreaking fashion, the Newfoundland Rogues bounced back to take the next two games of their homestand vs. the Upper Midwest Division-leading Kokomo BobKats. The wins brought the Rogues’ record to 18-17 and kept them in third place – and a playoff spot – in the TBL’s Southeast Division.
The two evenly matched teams battled back and forth across all three games. Friday night, Armani Chaney racked up 37 points and dished out a season-high 15 assists in leading the Rogues to a 120-117 victory. Marquise Collins added 17 points, while Bryant Givens delivered three clutch three-pointers down the stretch. It was a balanced effort from the BobKats, with three players surpassing 20 points, and Larry Plummer leading the way with 23.
On Saturday night, Chaney again led a strong Rogues attack with another 37 point performance, along with 11 assists. Collins added 23 and Givens had an impact again with 20 points, five rebounds and six assists. Derek Hawthorne led the BobKats with 33 points.
The Rogues regular season concludes with two home series in May: 12th and 14th vs. the Southeast Division-leading Georgia Soul, and 24th, 26th, and 27th against the Lebanon Leprechauns. The Rogues are currently the fourth seed and final playoff spot in the Southeast Division.
The first round of the playoffs is a one-game elimination contest that pits first seed vs. fourth, and second against third within a division. The winners of the first round play a best of three series. Division winners face off in a best of three series for the Conference championship. Conference winners face off in a Regional best of three, followed by a three game National championship.
News and Notes
- Ron Artest III and Tyrone Young continue to rehabilitate injuries.
Photo credit: Udantha Chandraratne/Newfoundland Rogues