Basketball double-header for MoBay Cricket Club
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Savannah J-Hawks and Montego Bay Boys Club Warriors, losers in their first game last weekend, will seek their first win of the Western Basketball Association's Hi-lyte InSport Men's Basketball Championships when they meet in the first game of a double-header at the Montego Bay Cricket Club this afternoon.
In the second game, Granville Wolfpack and newcomers Rocky Bar Ballers will make their seasonal debuts.
J-Hawks were thrashed by 26 points in the opening game on Sunday by an under-manned Trelawny Tornadoes, who had just five players while Warriors went down to MoBay Cricket Club Knights.
On Thursday evening, Inner-city Avalanche made a winning return to competitive basketball when they scored a seven-point (54-47) win over rookies Coral Gardens Raptors at the Cricket Club courts.
In a game that saw several lead changes, Avalanche who skipped two seasons after being relegated from the National Basketball League-West, led by two points after the first quarter (12-10) before Raptors edged in front by a point (22-21) at half time.
A big third-quarter effort from Avalanche, however, gave them back the lead 42-31, which they held on to despite being outscored 19-12 in the final quarter.
Fabian Julian scored 16 points along with 14 rebounds for Avalanche, while Andy Simpson scored 13 points along with seven rebounds and four assists.
Orville Blake led Coral Gardens with 13 points, while Paul Robin contributed nine points and six rebounds.
Meanwhile, two more games will be played tomorrow, also at the Montego Bay Cricket Club — newcomers William Knibb Thunder and Cornwall Courts Chargers will meet in the first game before Trelawny Tornadoes go after win number two when they face Muschett Cardinals in an all-Trelawny clash.