Dominant Muschett race to 100 points again

BY PAUL A REID Observer Writer

Wednesday, October 31, 2012    

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WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Muschett High School continued their assault on the ISSA/KFC Western Conference Under-16 schoolboy basketball competition on Monday by hammering neighbours William Knibb, 126-3, in Wakefield for their second straight score over 100 points.

Muschett, who had beaten St James High, 104-12, in the first game, join defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical on four points in the lead after Herbert Morrison beat Cornwall College, 52-18, at Montego Bay Cricket Club.

Muschett beat William Knibb, 82-60, in the Under-19 match for a sweep of the duel, while Cornwall exacted revenge on Herbert Morrison, beating them 56-31 for their third straight win.

Four games will be played this afternoon: Green Pond will host Spot Valley in two games, while William Knibb will host Holland High in two as well.

On Monday at Wakefield, the home team outplayed the visiting William Knibb, despite playing without top player Karlington Barrett, who suffered a broken wrist in a club game on Sunday and will be out for some six weeks.

Lamon Thompson took up the slack, however, scoring 43 points as five players notched double-digit scores.

D'jair Bulgin had 21 points and seven assists; Obrien Clark scored 18 points; Damion Thorpe scored 16 points; while Devron Stewart scored 12 and had 11 steals for Muschett.

In the Under-19 match-up, Trevor Mowatt led the way with 27 points as they bounced back from a somewhat sluggish start. Michael Schloss scored 18 points; Shaquille Rose scored 15 points and had 11 assists; and Alston Billings also scored 15 points.

Shavaughn Reid had a game-high 29 points, along with seven rebounds for William Knibb. Alpha Wright had a double-double -- 15 points and 11 rebounds -- while Stefan Greaves scored 10 points.

In Montego Bay, Herbert Morrison stifled Cornwall in their Under-16 encounter on the way to an easy win as Gregory Wallace scored 15 points and Ralique Grant, 14.

Cornwall exacted revenge in the Under-19 fixture which was interrupted by rain, however, as Kyle Schloss scored 15 points and Tevin Brown had 13 points and nine rebounds.

Daniel Henry scored 17 points for Herbert Morrison, who failed to get into double figures in any quarter.



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