Muschett High seek semi-final slot
WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Defending champions Muschett High could secure a semi-final place in the Under-19 section of
the ISSA/KFC Western Conference High schoolboy basketball competition today when they host Herbert Morrison Technical in a double header at Wakefield.
Muschett High won their fourth straight match on Monday, outscoring Cornwall College by 10 points 40-30 in the second half to win 68-58 in Montego Bay. They now lead the senior section with eight points from four games, one more than William Knibb Memorial who had a walk over win over St James High. Cornwall College are on six points while Spot Valley and Holland are on four points with Herbert Morrison and St James on three each.
Cornwall College who beat Muschett 57-39 on Monday, are the leaders in the Under-16 section with seven points from four games ahead of Spot Valley, Muschett and St James on six points; Herbert Morrison have won both games played so far and are on four points with William Knibb on three and Holland High on two.
Herbert Morrison, who beat St James 96-17 last week, will be playing on back to back days after travelling to Spot Valley yesterday and will face a talented Muschett team.
On Monday, Cornwall managed to stay close at the half, tied at 28-all after making up a four-point deficit after the first quarter where they trailed 12-16.
It was a different Muschett team in the third quarter however, as Karlington Barrett who scored 23 points and had 23 rebounds and at least four big dunks. Trevor Mowatt who had 20 points and 20 rebounds gave them the edge over what appeared to be a tiring Cornwall team.
The Trelawny school led by seven points 47-40 at the end of third quarter and despite an improvement in the fourth by the home team, extended their lead to double figures.
Tevin Brown also scored 23 points for Cornwall, Andrew Johnson scored 12 points while Steven Mathison who ran into foul trouble in the third quarter had 10 points.
It was all Cornwall in the Under-16 game, however, as Antonio Spence scored 22 points and had 17 rebounds in their 18-points victory.
Christopher Muir also scored 17 points for Cornwall while Marlon Schloss led Muschett with 17 points with Damaine Thorpe scoring 10 points and had 10 rebounds.
William Knibb and St James High also split their double in Martha Brae; William Knibb got the points in the Under-19 game after St James failed to field five players while the Montego Bay school took the Under-16 game 72-38.
Tyrell Foster scored 37 points for St James, Taffari Vassell scored 13 points and Aaron Allen had 12 points as they led 11-6 after the first quarter, 29-20 at half-time before putting the game out of reach in the third quarter where they led 47-25.