St James High, York Castle lose in ISSA Western Confed U-16 basketball


St James High, York Castle lose in ISSA Western Confed U-16 basketball

Observer West writer

Thursday, November 07, 2019

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — St James High and York Castle lost for the first time in the Under-16 section of the ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball competition after they were beaten on Tuesday by defending champions Herbert Morrison and Muschett High respectively.

Both St James High and York Castle had won their opening games but their lost on Tuesday even the records at one win and one loss, while the York Castle High Under -19 team won back- to- back games to start the competition, getting points from Muschett who failed to show.

Meanwhile, three games will be played today — Irwin High will host William Knibb Memorial in a double–header (Under-16 and Under-19) at the Montego Bay Boys Club, while Holland High and Rhodes Hall will meet in an Under-16 game at Holland.

Darren McFarlane had a double-double for Herbert Morrison as they beat St James High by 11 points (68-57) in their opening game played in Montego Bay.

The home team trailed early in the game, but edged ahead to lead by three points (14-11) at the end of the first-quarter and then were up 36- 27 at half- time, and led by eight points (50-42) at the end of the third-quarter.

McFarlane scored 11 points and had 13 rebounds as Kyle Fraser led all scorers with 24 points, Reinaldo Lewin also scored 11 points, while Dalmar Clarke scored 10 for Herbert Morrison.

Kemauny Welsh also had a double-double for St James high with 15 points and 13 rebounds, Josan Williams scored 16 points and Jodel Williams also scored 15 points.

Muschett High held York Castle to single digit scoring for each of the first three quarters as they led 8-3, 19-12 and 34-18 at the end of each quarter respectively.

Timoy Whyte and Ralique Hylton both had double-doubles for Muschett High who had lost their opening game.

Whyte scored 12 points and had 21 rebounds, Hylton scored 11 points and had 11 rebounds and seven steals, while Renoy Ducan and David Brown both got 10 rebounds each.

Maurice Foster scored 18 points and Ricky Richards scored 11 points and got eight rebounds.

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