Sport

’Herbie’ books semi-final spot in ISSA/KFC basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer West Writer

Friday, December 20, 2013    

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HOLLAND, Trelawny — Former champions Herbert Morrison Technical completed the semi-final line up in the ISSA/KFC Western Conference high school boys Under-19 basketball competition after beating hosts Holland High 52-37 last week.

The win was Herbert Morrison's third in their last four games as the Montego Bay school finished on 10 points behind defending champions Muschett High — 12 points, William Knibb Memorial — 11 points, with Cornwall College on nine points rounding off the semi-finals.

Despite also winning their Under 16 game 39-10 and finishing with nine points, Herbert Morrison were edged out by defending champions Muschett High and St James High.

Spot Valley High topped the Under 16 tables with 12 points, while Cornwall College was next on 11 points.

The semi-finals are expected to be played early in January when the new school term begins.

In the Under-16, it is expected that Spot Valley will meet St James High in one game, while Cornwall College and Muschett High will meet in the other. In the Under-19 section, Muschett High will face Cornwall College in one game, while William Knibb and Herbert Morrison meet in the other semi-final.

In their final games last week, Herbert Morrison broke a 33-all tie after three quarters by outscoring Holland High 19-4 in the fourth quarter.

Herbert Morrison led 12-9 after the first quarter and were up 23-17 at half time, before Holland who also had a shot at advancing, rallied in the third quarter to tie up the scores at 33-all.

Despite a courageous 23 points 20 rebounds effort from Kenrick Lindo, Holland were not able to keep pace with Herbert Morrison who were led by Ralique Grant's 16 points, 15 steals, four rebounds and David Peck's eight points, 18 rebounds, two blocks and four steals.

Brendan Dawkins scored 23 points for Herbert Morrison in their 39-10 win in the Under 16 game.

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