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Despite delay, Generals sink Sternmen in hoops home-opener

After bus troubles, late arrival, New York tops Midcoast
By Zack Miller | Jun 07, 2021
Midcoast Sternman Joey Puddister, left, makes a pass around New York's D. Hernandez on June 5 in a Pro Basketball Association contest at Point Lookout in Northport. The Generals beat the Sternmen 92-88.

Northport — For a team's first home game in its history, one wants it to go off without a hitch, but that was not in the cards for the Midcoast Sternmen on Saturday night, June 5 at Point Lookout.

The Sternmen's contest with the New York Generals was scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., but did not get underway until around 9 p.m. due to New York's bus breaking down and the team trying to find other accommodations to finish the journey to the Midcoast.

Watch video and see photos by Zack Miller below.

The results saw the Generals start the contest with five players, while the remainder of the squad arrived midway through the second quarter, much like reinforcements in a battle.

The Sternmen (1-2) and Generals (3-0) had a back-and-forth affair, but New York pulled ahead in the second half and held on for a 92-88 victory.

The Generals led 22-16 after one quarter, before Midcoast pulled ahead for a 43-39 halftime advantage, while New York came back and led 65-59 after three quarters.

Joey Puddister paced the Sternmen with 28 points, while Trevon Butler added 21; Isaiah Brathwaite and Thomas Enerva, nine; Izaiah Winston-Brooks, seven; Carter Skaggs, six; Chucks Obunse and Mike Akanji, four; and Jonathan Smith, two.

Puddister netted five treys, as Skaggs and Brathwaite hit three; and Winston-Brooks and Butler, one.

Shane Gatling and Ian Heles keyed New York with 19 points, while T. White tallied 10; N. Deleon, nine; D. Jarrett and B. Johnson, eight; Randy Stevens, five; and J. Kusiaprain and Derek Hernandez, four.

Gatling netted four shots from beyond the arc, while Jarrett hit two; and Stevens, Kusiaprain and Johnson, one.

Midcoast was 15-of-17 (88 percent) from the foul line, while New York was 11-of-14 (78 percent).

New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen
Midcoast Sternmen host the New York Generals on June 5, 2021, in Pro Basketball Association basketball in Northport. (Video by: Zack Miller)
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
Scene from New York Generals at Midcoast Sternmen on June 5 in Pro Basketball Association play at Point Lookout in Northport.
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