Basketball

Historic double

Hazel Cameron (right), chairperson for the ISSA basketball committee, present the ISSA Western Conference Boys’ Under-19 Basketball trophy to captain of
Herbert Morrison Technical Alwayne Beadle at the Montego Bay Cricket Club on Thursday. Herbert Morrison beat Muschett High 57-53 for a 2-0 lead in their
best-of-three finals. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Herbert Morrison Technical won a historic double by claiming the Under-16 and Under-19 sections of the ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball competitions, beating Cornwall College and Muschett high, respectively, 2-0 in their best-of-three finals at    ... Read More

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CALABAR, St Jago and St George's College are through to the best-of-three finals of the 2014 Inter-S ... Read More

Cornwall College's Alwayde Thompson (left) takes on Herbert Morrison's Nicholas Minott in Game One of the best of three Finals of the ISSA Western Boys'
Under- 16 basketball competition on Friday at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Herbert Morrison won 51-34 to take the lead. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) 'Herbie' eyes basketball titles
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Herbert Morrison Technical are on the verge of being crowned double ch ... Read More

Houston Rockets guard Nick Johnson (3) jumps
to the basket past Minnesota Timberwolves
centre Gorgui Dieng (5) during the second half
of an NBA basketball game Friday, December, 5,
2014, in Minneapolis. The Rockets won 114-112
in overtime. (PHOTOS: AP) Warriors slaying all in their path
THE Golden State Warriors (17-2) have surged to the top of the Western Conference on the back of a f ... Read More

Herbert Morrison out front in best-of-three finals

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Sunday, December 07, 2014    

Herbert Morrison's Alex Gilchrist (right) tries to fight his way around his brother
Cornwall College’s Nicholas Gilchrist in Friday's Game One of the ISSA Western
Conference Boys’ Under-16 basketball competition at the Montego Bay Cricket
Club. Herbert Morrison won 51-34. (PHOTOS: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former champions Herbert Morrison Technical won both opening games in the best-of-three finals in the ISSA Western Conference boys' Under-16 and Under-19 basketball finals at the Montego Bay Cricket Club on Friday. MVP candidate Brendan Dawkins scored 26 points as Herbert Morrison beat Cornwall College 51-34 in the Under-16 section, while the Montego Bay school managed to hold off Muschett High 60-52 in the Under-19 game. The second games will be played next Thurs ... Read More

Cavaliers win four straight in NBA

Friday, December 05, 2014    

JAMES... scored 26 points and a game-high 10 assists

Cleveland, Unites States (AFP) — Kyrie Irving scored 28 points and Kevin Love added 27 to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to their fourth consecutive NBA victory, a 111-108 triumph over Milwaukee on Tuesday. Four-time NBA Most Valuable Player LeBron James joined his 'Big Three' partners with 26 points and a game-high 10 assists while Love grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds as the Cavaliers improved to 9-7. Brandon Knight led the Bucks with 27 points while Jabari Parker added 22 as Milwaukee fe ... Read More

‘Herbie’ seek basketball double

Thursday, December 04, 2014    

Spot Valley High’s Shemar Bucknor
(left) dribbles up court as he is chased
by Herbert Morrison’s Nicholas Minott
in Tuesday's ISSA Western Conference
boys’ Under-16 semi-finals at the
Montego Bay Cricket Club. Herbert
Morrison beat the defending champions
52-41 to advance to today's final against
Cornwall College. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

HERBERT Morrison Technical will be on the hunt for the ISSA Western Conference boys’ basketball double starting today, after winning their semi-finals at the Montego Bay Cricket Club beating defending champions Spot Valley High in the Under-16 and William Knibb Memorial in the Under-19 sections respectively on Tuesday. It took extra-time for Herbert Morrison to end William Knibb Memorial’s run as national champions, winning 79-77, after beating Spot Valley High 52- 41 in the Under ... Read More

Recovering Durrant scores 27 points in losing effort

Thursday, December 04, 2014    

Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder reacts to a foul during the fourth quarter of a game against the New Orleans Pelicans at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Tuesday. (PHOTO: AFP)

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA (AFP) — Oklahoma City star Kevin Durant, sidelined since October after surgery to repair a broken right foot, scored 27 points in his NBA season debut Tuesday, a loss at New Orleans. Last season’s NBA Most Valuable Player suffered a broken bone at the base of the small toe during a pre-season exhibition game and in his absence the Thunder struggled to a 5-12 start. Adding to Oklahoma City’s woes was the injury absence of blackcourt star Russell Westbroo ... Read More

Muschett, Cornwall College book basketball final spots

Saturday, November 29, 2014    

Muschett High's Obrien Clarke (left) drives against Cornwall
College's Antonio Spence in Thursday's ISSA Western
Conference high school basketball Under-19 semi-final game at
the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Muschett High won 66-62.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Top seed Muschett High and Cornwall College are the first teams into the Under-19 and Under-16 finals, respectively, of the ISSA Western Conference high school basketball competition after semi-final wins at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Muschett High just held off a hard-charging Cornwall College to win the Under-19 game 66-62, while Cornwall College cruised to a comfortable 60-43 win over St James High in the Under-16 semi-final. They will play in the best-of- ... Read More

Foster learns patience

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 27, 2014    

Craig Foster said he learned an invaluable lesson on Reggae
Boyz bench

CATHERINE HALL, St James — Despite not getting even a minute of playing time in Jamaica's successful Caribbean Football Union Men's Caribbean Cup campaign, Reno FC's Craig Foster said the experience was invaluable. Foster missed about three weeks of competitive football, but returned with a bang on Sunday to score three goals to lead Reno FC to their first national club title in nearly two decades, beating Montego Bay United 4-3 in the Flow Champions Cup Knockout finals at the Montego Ba ... Read More

ISSA schoolboy basketball heats up

BY PAUL A REID Observer West writer | Thursday, November 27, 2014    

Herbert Morrison's Brendan Dawkins (right) fights his way past a St James High
defender in a recent ISSA Western Conference Under-16 first-round game at the
Montego Bay Cricket Club. Herbert Morrison won all their games and will face
defending champions Spot Valley in the semi-finals. (PHOTO: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Spot Valley High and William Knibb Memorial will put their titles on the line tomorrow in the semi-finals of the ISSA Western Conference high school boys' basketball competition at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Under-16 champions Spot Valley High (the fourth seed) will face unbeaten, number one ranked Herbert Morrison Technical at 3:00pm, while national Under-19 champions William Knibb also face Herbert Morrison in the 4:30pm game. The first ... Read More

PHOTO: Welcome home Champ!

Thursday, November 27, 2014    

WELCOME
HOME, CHAMP

The new WBA World Super Featherweight Champion Nicholas 'Axeman' Walters (third left) is greeted by (from left) Jason Hall, deputy director of tourism; Mayor of Montego Bay Glendon Harris; Councillor Suzette Brown, chairman of civic and community affairs committee; and Rosie Johnson, regional director, Jamaica Tourist Board on his arrival at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay last week Wednesday. Walters stopped Philippine-born Nonito Donaire in the sixth round of their WBA 'Super' F ... Read More

William Knibb, Cornwall to launch bid for basketball semis

Monday, November 24, 2014    

MARTHA BRAE, Trelawny — Defending champions William Knibb and Cornwall College could be battling for positions in the semi-finals of the Under-19 section of the ISSA/Western Conference high school boys basketball competition this afternoon when they meet in a return-round game at Martha Brae in Trelawny. Both are already into the final four, but today's result could determine who they play in the semi-finals set for later this week. Herbert Morrison lead with 17 points, one more than M ... Read More

Golden Boot winners

Friday, November 21, 2014    

Golden Boot winners

Trinidad and Tobago's Kevin Molino (left) and Jamaica's Darren Mattocks share a grip on the Golden Boot trophy after it was presented to them by JFF president Captain Horace Burrell (centre) at the Montego Bay Sports Complex on Tuesday night. There was a tie for the top goalscorer award at the CFU Caribbean Championship with Mattocks, Molino and Haiti's Kervens Belfort scoring three goals each. Jamaica won the title by defeating Trinidad 4-3 on penalties in the final. (PHOTO: PAUL REID) Golden ... Read More



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