KC face JC in basketball semis

BY GERALD REID Observer writer

Thursday, January 16, 2014    

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FORMER many-time champions Kingston College and Jamaica College will trade baskets in the 2013/2014 KFC Southern Conference Under-19 Schoolboys Basketball League semi-finals today at the Stadium Basketball Courts, starting at 3:30 pm.

Meanwhile, the Under-16 League semi-final will also be played this afternoon between St George's College and Calabar High, beginning at 2:00 pm.

The other semi-finals will be played tomorrow with Ardenne taking on Jamaica College in the Under-16 League, while defending champions Wolmer's will go up against Campion College in the Under-19 encounter.

St George's College, coached by Clifford Brown, and Calabar, coached by Ludlow Barker, will be hunting for a place in the final.

Kingston College, who has a coaching staff of at least three which includes head coach Dennis Thompson, will be hoping that they can produced a better performance to get the better of the Donald Bimmer-coached Old Hope Road aggregation, after their close overtime win over St Jago. JC had a narrow 33-32 win over Ardenne and should find KC a much tougher opponent.

Both teams, along with champions Wolmer's and Calabar, have qualified for the Under-19 All-Island Championships as a result of qualifying for the semi-finals of the Southern Conference League.

In Tuesday's quarter-finals, KC beat St Jago High 64-51 in overtime after the teams were locked at 45-45 at full time.

For KC, Kadeen O'Sullivan scored 22 points and picked up 12 rebounds, Clifton Lamond added 12 points and Donald Martiller, 11 points and 16 rebounds, while for St Jago, Kashif Clarke scored 14 points, Akeem Brown, 12 points, and Jason Walker with 11 points.

Defending Under-19 champions Wolmer's defeated Calabar High 66-46 points after leading 32-24 at the half-time break. Brian Cameron with 20 points and 15 rebounds led the scoring for Wolmer's, while Javardo Simmonds with a game-high 26 points and nine rebounds, and Javari Farquharson with 12 points were the principal scorers for Calabar.

In the Under-16 boys quarter-finals played on Tuesday, Ardenne High brushed aside St Jago High 47-18. The winners led 16-11 at the interval. Matthew Lee scored 13 points for the winners.

Calabar High defeated Kingston College in the other Under-16 quarter-finals, 54-42.





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