submitted by press release:
New Garden Friends Bears 67 Faith Assembly Christian (Durham) 60
The Bears’ Den on Pleasant Ridge road was the setting Friday night for a back and forth physical game with the Bears prevailing as they refused to wilt under the Lions pressure. The Bears entered the final frame trailing by a point but broke the Lions’ press and converted at the free throw line to put this one away. The Bears’ seven point margin at the end was the largest lead either team enjoyed for the game.
Osi Smart recorded his eighth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Deng Kongdok led the scoring with 16 points while also pulling down 9 rebounds. The Bears’ EJ Bartlett kept the Lions perimeter defense honest by hitting four threes and totaling 14 points.
New Garden Friends - 10 17 17 23 - 67 Faith Assembly - 12 16 17 15 - 60
New Garden Friends: Deng Kongdok 16, Osi Smart 14, EJ Bartlet 14, Derek Brandon 11, Sterling 9, Jordan Twyman 3.
Faith Assembly Christian: Josh Kumba 16, Devonte Barker 11, Jedon Young 11, Ricardo Bulrock 10, Tyreik Royster 5, Majik Frazier 5, Gijuan Knight 2.
The Bears will be in action at 1:00 Saturday at NGFS on Pleasant Ridge road against Score Academy . This will be the second game of a double header with game one beginning at 11:00 A.M. Good basketball in store at the Bears’ Den !