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Gilchrist, Ashman named MVPs in boys' basketball

Observer West writer

Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Herbert Morrison Technical's Alek Gilchrist and William Knibb Memorial High's Rhondane Ashman were named the Most Valuable Players (MVP's) in the Under-19 and Under-16 sections respectively, in the recently concluded ISSA Western Conference Boys basketball competition.

Herbert Morrison retained both the Under -19 and Under-16 sections with 2-0 wins in their best of three final series against Spot Valley High and William Knibb Memorial High respectively, winning both for a fourth straight year.

Ashman, who also won two individual titles — top rebounder and most assists — is the first player from a team that did not win the title to be named MVP over the last seven years.

Also in the Under-16 section, Davannie McPherson of Rhodes Hall won two awards — most blocked shots and most steals. Cornwall College's Omar Campbell was the top scorer, Herbert Morrison's Anthony Thorpe had the most free throws, while Kyle Fraser of Herbert Morrison had the most three-pointers.

In the Under-19 section, Gilchrist won three individual awards in addition to the MVP -most blocked shots, most steals, and most assists.

Gilchrist's teammate Brendan Dawkins scored the most points, Holland High's Shavon Wallace had the most free throws, his teammate Owen Rodney had the most three-pointers, and Roger Hines of Spot Valley, had the most rebounds.




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