Knights slay Chargers to go top

Paul Reid

Saturday, December 22, 2012

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay Cricket Club Knights ensured the top spot in the quarter-finals of the Hy-lite InSports Western Basketball Association's Conference Men's Development League after beating Chargers 66-57 at the Montego Bay Cricket Club on Thursday evening.


The win, Knights' eighth in nine games, moved them to 17 points, tied for first place with Trelawny Tornadoes with a game in hand, while Tornadoes have completed their schedule of 10 games so far.


With the loss, Chargers are officially eliminated from quarter-finals contention.


Rockybar Ballers are on 16 points after 10 games, followed by William Knibb Thunder on 15 points from nine games; Coral Gardens Raptors and Inner-city Avalanche are on 14 points each with Sav J-Hawks and Granville Wolfpack on 13 points each.


On Thursday, Knights trailed after the first two quarters before coming back with a big third quarter to surpass Chargers, who won one game all season.


Led by Wayne Morris's 19 points, Chargers led 23-15 and 36-29 after the first two quarters, but scored just eight points in the third as Knights rallied to lead 48-44 and extended the lead in the fourth quarter.


Jamoi Richards led all scorers with 21 points to lead Knights, Lemar Mitchell scored 10 points, while Chad Beckford contributed eight points and seven rebounds.


Alex Campbell also got 15 points and 14 rebounds for Chargers.


The league continues this weekend with three rescheduled games, winless Cardinals will play Sav J-Hawks at Muschett this afternoon, starting at 4:30 pm.


Tomorrow, Boys Club Warriors will host Granville Wolfpack starting at 4:00 pm, while Thunder and Avalanche will meet at Cricket Club starting 6:30 pm.


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