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‘Herbert’ hunt another U-16 basketball win

Paul Reid

Friday, November 02, 2012    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison Tech seek their third straight win and sole leadership of the U-16 ISSA/KFC Western Conference boys’ basketball league against St James High in a doubleheader at Bogue today.

Herbert Morrison are tied with the high-flying Muschett on four points from two straight wins in the U-16 section and tied for fourth place on three points in the U-19 section with Spot Valley and William Knibb.

St James have lost both games played so far, one in either section, and are not expected to offer much competition today.

Meanwhile, Green Pond and Spot Valley shared wins on Wednesday, as did William Knibb and Holland.

Spot Valley won for the first time in the U-16 section, beating Green Pond, 41-17, while Green Pond returned the favour in the U-19 section, winning 70-20 with 30 points from Romario Doyley.

In Martha Brae, Trelawny, William Knibb were beaten, 37-10, by Holland in the U-16, before winning the U-19 game, 52-42, with 21 points from Shevaughn Reid and 12 from Stefan Greaves.

Hugh Smith got 14 points for Holland, while Kenrick Lindo scored 12 points and had 10 rebounds.

Meanwhile, Granville Wolfpack scored their first win in the Hi-lyte/INSPORT Western Basketball Association’s Men’s Basketball Championships on Tuesday with a hardfought 53-47 win over Cornwall Chargers at Montego Bay Cricket Club.

Trailing 29-36 going into the fourth quarter, Granville upped the tempo and outscored the newcomers, 24-11, over the final 10 minutes for their first win, while Cornwall Courts lost their third straight game.

The league continues this afternoon at the Cricket Club with Coral Gardens Raptors taking on Savannah J-Hawks, starting at 6:30.

On Tuesday evening, Chargers led by Wayne Morris who had a game-high 18 points, got off to a good start leading, 12-9, 21-18 and 36-29, after three quarters, but could not stop Granville in the fourth quarter.

Davian Thelwell scored 17 points and had 10 rebounds for Granville. Dwayne Keane also had a doubledouble with 12 points and 11 rebounds, while Adrian Myers scored 10 points, along with nine rebounds.

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