Running Rebels secures first road win of season in PG

March 8, 2020

On Saturday night Orange Walk Running Rebels took a long trip down south to take on Punta Gorda Panthers at the Punta Gorda Sporting Complex.  Running Rebels jumped out to an early 21 – 16 lead at the end of the first quarter, keeping the lead going into intermission, 43 – 39.  The home squad was able to keep the game close, trailing by only 3 points early in the fourth quarter. However, Orange Walk Running Rebels was able to seal the 86 – 74 victory to give them a winning record 4 – 3 at the mid-way point of the season, which is the first for that franchise. It is also the first time that Orange Walk Running Rebels have won 4 games in a season. They were led by Dajuan Cooper who finished the night with 22 points and 11 rebounds while Sydney Bradley tallied 11 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists and Matthew Young posted 11 points and 9 rebounds. Roger Reneau chipped in 10 points to go with 5 assists and 4 rebounds and Tyrie Orosco netted 10 points and grabbed 8 rebounds and Leon Jacob scored 10 points.  Punta Gorda Panthers was led by Travis Julien who had the game high with 23 points to go with 12 rebounds while Nayib Casimiro had his season high with 19 points and Jevonte Hughes tallied a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. With the loss Punta Gorda Panthers is on a 6-game losing skid.