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Henry, Brown named schoolboy basketball MVPs

BY PAUL REID Observer West writer

Thursday, January 30, 2014    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James

WILLIAM Knibb Memorial High's Daniel Henry and Spot Valley High's Jhamonique Brown were named Most Valuable Players ( MVPs) last week after leading their respective schools to first time titles in the ISSA/KFC Western Conference high school boys' Under-19 and Under-16 basketball competitions respectively, defeating defending champions Muschett High 2-0 in both sections of their best of three finals.

William Knibb Memorial defeated two-time defending champions Muschett High 81-65 and 61-60 to sweep their series and win their first ever Under-19 title, while Spot Valley had wins of 69-40 and 60-42 in the Under-16 competition to add to their Under-14 title won two years ago.

All four teams will represent the Western Conference in the all-island play-offs set to start next week.

After scoring 26 points in the first game, Henry-led William Knibb recover from a double digit deficit in their rain-affected second game, as he combined with high scorer Shavaughn Reid and Alwayne Smith to sneak the win.

On two occasions as Muschett threaten to run away with the game, Henry led the comeback with astute game management, along with clutch-scoring on his way to finish with 17 points.

After a relatively quiet first game in the Under-16 competition, Brown exploded for 27 points and 12 rebounds in the second and final game as Spot Valley dominated the outgoing champions.

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