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Warriors seek third win in Western Basketball Division One

BY PAUL A REID
Observer West writer

Thursday, June 07, 2018

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HOLLAND, Trelawny — Montego Bay Boys Club Warriors go in search of their third-consecutive win in the Western Basketball Association's Division One competition on Sunday when they take on Knibb Thunder in the first game of a double-header at Holland High in Trelawny set to start at 2:00 pm.

Boys Club Warriors are coming off a big 84-58 win over Holland Blue Rebels in Wakefield last Sunday, after beating UWI-WJC Jayhawks in the opening game on the weekend, while Knibb Thunder lost the only game they have played so far.

Also, on Sunday, Holland Blue Rebels and Montego Bay Community College Gladiators meet in the second game at Holland, while at UWI, Brown's Town Eagles face the Darliston Mystros in the opening game, with UWI-WJC Jayhawks hosting Cornwall College 96ers in the second game.

Other winners last Sunday were: Muschett Falcons, UWI-WJC Jayhawks and Brown's Town Eagles.

David Gordon scored a game-high 35 points and Tafari Vassell scored 21 points as Warriors scored a comfortable 84-58 win over Holland Blue Rebels who could only field six players.

Warriors led 12-8 after a slow start, but continued to increase their scoring rate as the game developed and were ahead 33- 22 at half-time, before increasing their margin to 21 points, 61-40, at the end of the third quarter.

Errol Steele had a double-double 26 points and 12 rebounds for Holland, while Joel Edwards scored 10 points and had eight rebounds.

Three players scored in double figures for Muschett Falcons in their 71-42 win over Knibb Thunder, also in Wakefield, outscoring their opponents 43-18 over the last two quarters.

Michael Tomlinson scored 20 points to lead Muschett, Deandre Stewart scored 13 points and Warren Brooks scored 12 points, as Rhondain Ashman scored 20 points and had 13 rebounds. For Knibb Thunder, Kimani Ladrick scored 10 points and Jason Rampasad had 10 rebounds.

UWI-WJC Jayhawks rebounded from their opening loss to beat Community College Gladiators 61-47, with Antonio Spence leading the way with 28 points, nine rebounds and six blocked shots. George Douglas scored 12 points, Kyle Schloss scored 11 points and Shaqueal Benti had 10 rebounds for UWI-WJC Jayhawks.

Nicholas Minott led Community College with 12 points and Nico Campbell scored 10 points.

Brown's Town Eagles held on to beat Cornwall College 96ers in a close contest 64-59, after the 96ers outscored them 44-37 over the last two quarters.

Brown's Town led 10-3 after the first quarter and were up 27-15 at half-time, before the Montego Bay team started their comeback, cutting their lead to nine points. But despite having their best quarter at the end with 23 points, Brown's Town came up short.

Garrick Beckford had a double-double for Brown's Town with 13 points and 12 rebounds, Floyd Anderson had a game-high 32 points, Richard Davis had 24 rebounds, and Reuel Richards also had 11 rebounds.

Giovanni Bailey scored 16 points to lead Cornwall College, Omar Campbell scored 12 points, Rushane Francis scored 11, while Peter Murray scored 10 points.

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