Champs Calabar, Camperdown clash in U-19 basketball tourney

DEFENDING champions Calabar High and Camperdown High will take on each other as the ISSA Southern Basketball Conference (SBC) Under-19 play-off round continues today at Camperdown Road, beginning at 3:30 pm. This game promises to be hotly contested between two top teams, who are facing each other f ... Read More

Marc Gasol (right) of the Memphis Grizzlies shoots the ball against the Philadelphia 76ers at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee, on Tuesday. The Grizzlies won 96-91. Spurs rally, roll toward history on the road
LOS ANGELES, United States (AFP) — The San Antonio Spurs erased an early 10-point deficit to b ... Read More

Herbert Morrison, CC to contest ISSA Western Conference basketball finals
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical and former winners Corn ... Read More

Stephen Allen (with ball) of Ardenne High is closely marked by Samora Williams (second left) and Oneil Num of St George’s College during their ISSA Southern Basketball Conference High Schools Under-19 basketball match at St George’s College yesterday. (Lionel Rookwood) St George’s edge Ardenne 51-49 in ISSA High Schools U-19 basketball
ST GEORGE’S College beat Ardenne High 51-49 as the 2016 Inter-secondary Schools Sports Associa ... Read More

BOJ, Scotiabank dominate Business House 3-on-3 Basketball Awards

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Tuesday, December 06, 2016    

Kwame Lawrence of Division One champions BOJ poses with his trophies won for league and finals MVP and finals top scorer at the BHBA Awards Ceremony, held at the NHT Sports Club. (Photo: Tanisha Ennis)

BANK of Jamaica (BOJ) and Scotiabank dominated the 2016 Business House Basketball Association (BHBA) 3-on-3 Division One and Two Leagues, respectively, at the awards ceremony held at the National Housing Trust (NHT) last Saturday night. Kwame Lawrence of BOJ was named the most valuable player (MVP) in the Division One League best-of-five finals, where they dethroned NHT 3-1 to capture the title. Omari Green was named the most valuable player (MVP) in the Division Two League best-of-five finals ... Read More

Herbert Morrison seek to extend perfect season

Monday, December 05, 2016    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical will be seeking to extend their perfect season into the final of the ISSA Western Conference Boys’ Under-16 basketball competition when they take on Rhodes Hall in one semi-final game at the Montego Bay Cricket Club, starting at 3:00 pm today. Herbert Morrison finished on 10 points after five wins, while Cornwall College and Muschett High, who will meet in the second semi-final at 5:00 pm, both had eight points a ... Read More


Sunday, December 04, 2016    

In last Wednesday’s edition of the Daily Observer under the headline ‘Jamaica claim inaugural JamRockerz Classics’, the article mentioned Restaurant Associates Limited as a sponsor of the tournament instead of Restaurants of Jamaica Limited, owners and operators of KFC, who were in fact the sponsors. We regret the error and any inconvenience caused. Read More

Rhodes Hall into U-16 basketball semis

Sunday, December 04, 2016    


MONTEGO BAY, St James — Despite going down by 75 points, 15-90, to defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical in their final regular season game on Thursday at home, Rhodes Hall High clinched the final place in the semi-finals of the ISSA/Western Conference Under-16 basketball competition. Rhodes Hall finished tied with Holland High on seven points, but got the nod after winning their game in the regular season, and will face Herbert Morrison in the semi-finals set for tomorrow at the ... Read More

Unified basketball competition big boost for SOJ, says Bell

BY SANJAY MYERS Observer staff reporter | Saturday, December 03, 2016    

Allie McNab (left), advisor to Minister of Sports Olivia Grange, and Greg Epperson, senior director of sports and planning for Special Olympics North America, unveil the Honour Roll board in memory of outstanding Special Olympics Jamaica volunteers. (Photos: Collin Reid)

The recent hosting of the unified sports basketball competition at National Indoor Sports Centre has helped to shed light on the Special Olympics Jamaica (SOJ) movement, says Lorna Bell, the local body’s executive director. Fittingly, Jamaica lifted the title after defeating Central America country Panama in the gold medal match on November 5. “We are always looking to spread the call for inclusion for people with intellectual disability, and the successful staging of that competi ... Read More

Herbert Morrison on top in Western Conference U-19 basketball

Thursday, December 01, 2016    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison secured the top spot in the ISSA/Western Conference Under-19 boys’ basketball competition after beating William Knibb Memorial by 78 points, 104-26, in Montego Bay on Tuesday, chalking up their sixth consecutive win. Three players led by Brendan Dawkins’ triple double, scored in double figures for Herbert Morrison, who were scoring over 100 points in a game for the fourth time this season. With Cornwall College expe ... Read More

Jamaica claim inaugural JamRockerz Classics

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Wednesday, November 30, 2016    

Jamaica National Basketball team defeated the Guyana 82-67 to win the inaugural MegaMart/Sports Development Foundation JamRockerz Classics inside the National Indoor Sports Centre on Monday night. It was the second time in the four-team tournament that the Jamaicans were defeating the Guyana team. They won the first three quarters 15-11, 20-13, 27-15 before surrendering the final quarter 20-28 to the visitors. “It was a major step in our development process. It is a trend that we need t ... Read More

Cornwall College rebound in ISSA/Western Conference basketball

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Monday, November 28, 2016    

WAKEFIELD, Trelawny — After being beaten in both sections of the ISSA/Western Conference shcoolboys’ basketball competition by Herbert Morrison Technical on Monday, Cornwall College rebounded immediately with wins over the previously unbeaten Muschett High and William Knibb Memorial, respectively, on Wednesday in Wakefield, Trelawny. Jowayne Jones scored 27 points to lead Cornwall College to a 46-34 win in the Under-16 game, handing Muschett High their first loss of the season, whil ... Read More

Jamaica defeat Guyana 83-77 in opening JamRockerz Classics

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Sunday, November 27, 2016    

Jamaica Under-21 basketballers in action against Libertyville Vipers of the USA during opening night of the four-day Mega Mart/Sports Development Foundation JamRockerz Classics, at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Friday in Kingston. (Photo: Hurbun Williams)

The Jamaica national basketball team defeated Guyana national basketball team, the Golden Jaguars 83-77 on the opening night of the MegaMart/Sports Development Foundation inaugural JamRockerz Classics at the National Indoor Sports Centre, on Friday. John Brandt was quite zippy across the court and blazed the trail with 22 points, while Kwame Lawrence came off the bench to grab 14 points. The Jaguars looked sharp around the basket and led the first quarter narrowly, by 20 points to 19 for Jamai ... Read More

Herbert Morrison post double wins over Cornwall College

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Thursday, November 24, 2016    

Cornwall College’s Giovanni Bailey (right) drives past Herbert Morrison’s Nicholas Minott in their ISSA/Western Conference Under-19 basketball game played at Cornwall College earlier this week. (Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Double defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical scored a double over Cornwall College in Monday’s ISSA/Western Conference boys’ basketball competition with easy wins at Cornwall to extend their perfect winning runs this season. Herbert Morrison shook off a slow start to win the Under-16 game 69-40 and, despite being held below 96 points for the first time this season, won the Under-19 game 57-33. Muschett High also won their double over Holland H ... Read More



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