Granville seek to top NBL-Western Conference

Observer West Writer

Thursday, March 15, 2018

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Granville Jaguars can secure the top spot in the semi-finals of the NBL-Western Conference today when they play Inner-city Avalanche in a second-round game at the Montego Bay Cricket Club starting at 6:15 pm.

Granville Jaguars and Montego Bay Cricket Club Knights are tied on 15 points, but the latter has one game to go against Catherine Hall All-stars on Saturday.

Losing just one game for the entire season, Granville will start favourites to beat the winless Inner-city Avalanche, whom they beat 73-54 in the first round.

Since their one-point loss to Knights, Granville Jaguars have reeled off four straight wins, including a five-point 75-70 win over Knights in their second-round game on Sunday.

The Jaguars jumped out to a big lead on Sunday but had to dig deep

to hold off Cricket Club, who outscored them 35-26 over the last two quarters.

Jaguars led by 14 points at half time 49-35 over Cricket Club, but Knights started plugging away in the third quarter to cut the deficit by five goals to nine points, 55-64 and came as close as one point, 70-71 with just over a minute to go.

Dave Black of Granville Jaguars led all scorers with 29 points, six rebounds and five steals; Levar Rose scored 14 points, while Tafari Vassell, who had two crucial defensive rebounds late in the game, had eight points and 10 rebounds.

Antonio Spence had a double-double for Knights with 23 points and 13 rebounds, Odane Whittaker scored 12 points and had eight rebounds, while Jhaun Bryan scored 10 points.

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