Tornadoes hunt another Western Basketball scalp
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Weather permitting, Trelawny Tornadoes will seek their third straight win and second in three days when they take on Montego Bay Cricket Club Knights in a Western Basketball Association's Hi-lyte Insport Men's Basketball Championships at the Montego Bay Cricket Club at 6:30 this evening.
The Met Office has predicted heavy rains over sections of the island associated with a tropical storm that formed yesterday and which is said to be a threat to the island.
Tornadoes are coming off a big 33-point win over Muschett Cardinals, 70-37, in an all-Trelawny clash in Martha Brae on Sunday, while Knights won their opening match last week.
Antoniel Watson's 17 points and 10 rebounds led Tornadoes to their second win on Sunday, while Diego Robinson also scored 15 points and had nine assists for the winners, who led 20-9, 37-15 and 56-23 at the respective breaks.
Teenager Karlington Barrett scored 11 points and had nine rebounds for Cardinals.
Also on Sunday, William Knibb Thunder beat Cornwall Court Chargers, 57-22, at Martha Brae for their first win of the season, with Shevaughn Reid leading the charge with 17 points and Alwayne Smith, nine.
On Saturday, Rocky Bar Ballers scored a 60-54 win over Granville Wolfpack at Montego Bay Cricket Club, while the match between Sav J-Hawks and Montego Bay Boys Club Warriors was washed out.
The game at Cricket Club saw several lead changes as Ballers were up 14-9 after the first quarter before Granville surged ahead, 23-19, at half-time. But a big third quarter gave the Trelawny team a 41-33 lead going into the fourth quarter.
Tevin Kelly scored a game-high 24 points, while Dwayne Hart had a double-double 16 points and 14 rebounds for Ballers. Dwayne Keane scored 23 points to lead Wolfpack, while Andre Uter scored nine.