Spot Valley clip wings of high-flying Mt Alvernia
WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — Defending champions Spot Valley High have confirmed their superiority over Mt Alvernia High in the ISSA/KFC Western Conference Girls' High School Basketball Open League on Friday, beating them 39-28 in their first game of a double-header at Muschett High in Wakefield.
This was the second win for Spot Valley over the impressive Mt Alvernia team this season after a two-point (35-33) victory in the opening game in March.
In the second game, William Knibb Memorial beat hosts Muschett High 61-18, thanks to 51 points from Nassan-Gaye Ricketts as Muschett failed to score a point in the first half.
Spot Valley lead the points table with 14 from seven wins, two more than Mt Alvernia's 12, also from seven games. William Knibb are in third on eight points from five games followed by Rhodes Hall, six points from five games with Muschett High and Montego Bay High both on five points each.
On Friday, Lanasha Smith's 24 points led Spot Valley High as they limited the free-scoring Mt Alvernia to single digits in the first three quarters. Spot Valley led 9-7, 21-9 and 31-16 at the end of the intervals.
Tasha Harris also scored in double figures for the winners with 13 points, nine rebounds and seven steals.
Shanearay Wilkins scored 15 points and had nine rebounds as well as six steals, while Tara-gay Heaven has a double-double 10 points and 12 rebounds in a losing cause.
In the second game, William Knibb cruised against a weak Muschett team and were up 14-0 after the first quarter and 28-0 at half-time as Muschett's offence stalled.
Ricketts ran roughshod over the home team with her 51 points and 15 rebounds, while Tashieka Lawson contributed six points and 12 steals.
Sashanel Smalling got nine points for Muschett High and Ann-Marie Latty scored six points and had 12 rebounds.
The competition continues tomorrow with two games at Rhodes Hall; William Knibb and Spot Valley will meet in the first game, followed by Rhodes Hall against Montego Bay High.