Basketball

Calabar capture ISSA Under-19 basketball title

Camperdown High’s Raymond Eason (left) attempts to block a shot from Garvin Francis of Calabar High in Game Three of their best-of-three finals  in the 2015/2016 ISSA/Southern Basketball Conference Urban High Schoolboys Under-19 competition played at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) on Wednesday evening. Calabar won 59-55.

DEFENDING champions Calabar High pulled off a late fourth-quarter surge to clinch an exciting 59-55 victory over Camperdown High to retain their title in the 2015/2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Southern Basketball Conference Urban High Schoolboys best-of-three finals at the N ... Read More

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Ralique Grant (left) of Herbert Morrison Technical collects one of his four awards from Alf Remekie, national basketball coordinator, at Monday’s awards ceremony of the ISSA Western Conference boys’ basketball competition’s final at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Grant who was named MVP also won top three points for shooter, most steals and most assists. Herbert Morrison duo named schoolboy basketball MVPs
MONTEGO BAY, St James — The Herbert Morrison Technical’s Shaqueal Benti and Ralique Gran ... Read More

Valerie Plummer (centre), mother of the late Holland High head boy and former basketball representative Hugh Smith, is presented with a plaque by the Western Basketball Association’s representative Dion Stern at Monday evening’s game two of the ISSA Western Conference boys’ basketball finals between Herbert Morrison Technical and Cornwall College at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Sharing in the moment is Ricardo Brooks, coach of the Holland High basketball team. Smith drowned while spearfishing last November, days after he earned his Level One basketball coaching certificate. Photo: For You, Mom
Valerie Plummer (centre), mother of the late Holland High head boy and former basketball representat ... Read More

Calabar, Camperdown in decisive basketball clash

Wednesday, January 27, 2016    

DEFENDING champions Calabar High and Camperdown High will be in search of victory in game three of the ISSA/Southern Basketball Conference Urban High Schoolboys Under-19 best-of-three play-off finals this evening at the National Indoor Sports Centre, starting at 6:00. The three-match series, which is presently locked at 1-1, is expected to produce another intriguing battle between the Red Hills Road-based Calabar and the East Kingston-based Camperdown aggregation. In their victory in game one, ... Read More

St Catherine pip STGC to capture Under-16 basketball title

Sunday, January 24, 2016    

St Catherine High’s coach Lennox Lindo (black shirt) holds their trophy aloft after beating St George’s College 59-57 in their 2015/2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association Southern Basketball Conference (SBC) Urban best-of-three Under-16 Schoolboys finals at the National Indoor Sports Centre on Friday. St Catherine won the series 2-1 to win the title.

ST Catherine High School pulled off an exciting 59-57 victory over St George’s College to capture the 2015/2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Southern Basketball Conference (SBC) Urban High Schoolboys Under-16 title 2-1 in Game Three of their best-of-three finals at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) on Friday. Meanwhile, the Under-19 boys best-of-three finals is currently locked at 1-1 after defending champions Calabar High had a close 57-52 win over Camperdow ... Read More

‘George’s’ hold off St Catherine’s late surge to win

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Saturday, January 23, 2016    

Jadeja McCormack (right) of St George’s College attempts a lay-up as Roger Ambersley of St Catherine High watches during Game Two of the ISSA Southern Basketball Conference best-of-three Under-16 finals at the National Indoor Sports Centre last Wednesday. St George’s won 53-50.

ST George’s College held off a late final-quarter burst from St Catherine High to win an exciting Game Two encounter 53-50, at the National Indoor Sports Centre (NISC) last Wednesday, and in the process levelled their best-of-three 2015-16 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Southern Basketball Conference Under-16 final at 1-1. The winner was set to be decided in yesterday’s Game Three inside NISC. Meanwhile, Game One in the Under-19 finals between defending champi ... Read More

ISSA Western Conference Basketball finals tip off today

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Wednesday, January 20, 2016    

Davaughn Campbell (right) of Herbert Morrison Technical gets past Muschett High’s Warren Brooks in Monday’s ISSA Western Conference Under-16 semi-final at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Herbert Morrison won the game 80-36 to qualify for the final against Cornwall College.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Cornwall College pulled off a nail-biting four-point (75-71) upset win over Muschett High in Monday’s semi-final of the ISSA Western Conference Under-19 basketball competition at the Montego Bay Cricket Club to qualify for the finals that start today. After winning just one game all season and losing five, Cornwall College overcame a double-digit deficit to beat Muschett High and secure their place in the best-of-three finals against city rivals Herbert Morri ... Read More

St Catherine, Calabar look to close deal in Southern Basketball Conference finals

BY GERALD REID Observer writer | Wednesday, January 20, 2016    

David Jones (right) of St Catherine High gets by Jadeja McCormack (centre) of St George’s College, as Akeem Ellis, also of St George’s College, awaits his approach during their ISSA/Southern Basketball Conference High Schoolboys Under-16 best-of-three  finals held at the Campion College school court last Friday. St. Catherine High won 56-54 to take a 1-0 lead.

ST CATHERINE High and Calabar High have taken early 1-0 leads in their 2015-2016 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA)/Southern Basketball Conference (SBC) best-of-three Under-16 and Under-19 finals, respectively, at the Campion College school court last Friday. The Spanish Town-based St Catherine surprised many-time champions St George’s College 56-54 in the Under-16, while the Red Hills Road-based defending champions Calabar held off a stiff challenge from the Eastern Kingst ... Read More

Herbert Morrison, Cornwall College seek final berths in basketball

Monday, January 18, 2016    

Ojay Marshall of Cornwall College (left) passes the ball to a teammate in Friday’s ISSA Western Conference boys’ Under-16 basketball semi-finals against Holland High at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Cornwall College won the game 56-18 to advance to the finals.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison and former champions Cornwall College will today hope to qualify for a second final in the ISSA Western Conference boys’ basketball competition as the semi-finals continue with a double-header at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Herbert Morrison will take on Muschett High in the Under-16 semi-finals at 4:00 pm followed by Cornwall College against Muschett in the Under-19 semi-finals two hours later. Both Herbert Morrison and ... Read More

‘Herbert’, Cornwall favourites to reach finals

Friday, January 15, 2016    

Cornwall College hosting Holland High in an ISSA Western Conference Under-16 regular season game. The teams will meet again this afternoon at the Montego Bay Cricket Club in the semi-finals.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical and Cornwall College will start favourites to advance to their respective finals when the semi-finals of the ISSA Western Conference boys’ basketball get underway today at the Montego Bay Cricket Club with a double-header, starting at 4:00 pm. Both Herbert Morrison Technical and Cornwall College beat their opponents twice in the regular season and are expected to make it to the best of three finals which start on ... Read More

‘I’m disappointed,’says Ffriend

BY SEAN A WILLIAMS Deputy Sport Editor | Wednesday, December 30, 2015    

FFRIEND…(right) a former LA Clippers centre

Former basketball star Kimani Ffriend’s ongoing fight for freedom in Serbian courts suffered another massive blow on Monday when a retrial in his vehicular manslaughter case went against him. Judge Slavica Nikolic ruled that the Jamaican was guilty, even though an expert witness, who gave evidence against Ffriend in the first trial last year, changed his tune and supported the accused’s version of events of the fateful night saying it was plausible. A reconstruction of the accident ... Read More



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