Basketball

Jaguars banned

Dave Black (centre) of Granville Jaguars goes up for a shot in a WBA EBL game against Holland Saints earlier in the season (Photo: Paul Reid)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — The disciplinary committee of the Western Basketball Association (WBA) has acted swiftly and come down hard on former Elite Basketball League (EBL) champions Granville Jaguars, banning the team and senior players from all basketball activities for one year. The two-man ... Read More

Milos Teodosic (right) of Serbia handles the ball against the USA player Klay Thompson (centre) during the gold medal game on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 yesterday. (AFP) US NBA stars rip Serbia for third gold in a row
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP) — Completing a third-consecutive unbeaten run to Olympic gold, t ... Read More

Muschett Falcons’ Michael Schloss who scored a triple-double in the first game of the Western Basketball Association Men’s Basketball Championships best-of-three finals against Inner-city Avalanche on Tuesday.  (Photo: Paul Reid) Granville Jaguars look to wrap up EBL title today
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending Elite Basketball League (EBL) champions Granville Jaguars co ... Read More

Lamon Thompson of Muschett Falcons (second left) tries to find his way out from between two Inner-City Avalanche players in Tuesday’s Game One of the Western Basketball Association Tropical Blue Natural Spring Water MBC best-of-three final at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Falcons won the game 56-38 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. (Photo: Paul Reid) Granville, Falcons out front
MONTEGO BAY, St James — Top-seeded Granville Jaguars and Muschett Falcons have taken the lead ... Read More

James set to ink $100-m deal with Cavaliers

Friday, August 12, 2016    

JAMES... I just want to let you all know I’m re-signing back with the Cleveland Cavaliers

LOS ANGELES, USA (AFP) — LeBron James has agreed to a three-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, which will likely make him the highest-paid player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). “I just want to let you all know I’m re-signing back with the Cleveland Cavaliers, my hometown team,” James said on his multimedia website Uninterrupted. “I can’t be more excited than this opportunity once again, man, to defend our crown, defend our title... j ... Read More

Scotiabank, UDC, JMMB unbeaten in Business House 3-on-3 basketball league

Wednesday, August 10, 2016    

Christopher Chambers (left) of AEROTEL dribbles the ball away from Omari McIntosh of Scotiabank during their 2016 Business House Basketball Association (BHBA) Division Two League 3-on-3 competition played at the Stadium Courts last Wednesday. Scotiabank won 39-24.

SCOTIABANK, Urban Development Corporation (UDC), and JMMB Merchant Bank remain the unbeaten teams in the 2016 Business House Basketball Association (BHBA) 3-on-3 Division Two League being played at the Stadium Basketball Courts. This is after the teams have played three or four matches of the 11 each will have to play before the top eight advance to the quarter-finals. Scotiabank lead with eight points from four wins, while UDC and JMMB Merchant Bank both have six points from three wins. T ... Read More

Warriors, Spartans go for clincher in NIA Southern Basketball League today

BY HURBUN WILLIAMS Observer writer | Tuesday, August 09, 2016    

The winner of the National Integrity Action (NIA) Southern Basketball League for Howard McCatty Cup will be decided between Pembroke Hall Warriors and the Spanish Town Spartans in Game Five at the Pembroke Hall Courts today. Match time is scheduled at 7:00 pm. After four matches both teams are locked at two games each. With defending champions Arnett Gardens Rockers being eliminated at the semi-final stages of the contest parity was restored in the competition and this year’s best-of-fiv ... Read More

Avalanche forces Game 3

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Thursday, August 04, 2016    

Inner-city Avalanche’s Orlan Lamey (left) tries to get away from UWI-WJC Jayhawks’ Tafari Vassell in Sunday’s second game of the best- of-three WBA Tropical Blue Natural Spring water Men’s Basketball Championships semi-final series played at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Lamey scored a game high 18 points to lead Avalanche to a series tying 59-39 win. (Photo: PAUL REID)

MONTEGO BAY, St James — There will be a decisive third game of the WBA Tropical Blue Natural Spring Water Men’s Basketball Championships (MBC) on Saturday after Inner-city Avalanche rebounded from their Game One loss to UWI-WJC Jayhawks to win Sunday’s Game Two 59-39 at the Montego Bay Cricket Club and tied their semi-finals series at 1-1. After losing 58-41 in the first game, Avalanche won the second game on Sunday and stayed on course to meet Muschett Falcons in the best-of ... Read More

Catherine Hall All-Stars face Granville Jaguars in EBL finals

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Thursday, August 04, 2016    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former champions Catherine Hall All-Stars will face defending champions Granville Jaguars in the best-of-three finals of the Western Basketball Association’s Tropical Blue Natural Spring Water Elite Basketball League (EBL) after completing a 2-0 win over Montego Bay Hoopers in their semi-final series at the Montego Bay Cricket Club on Sunday. Catherine Hall won Sunday’s Game Two 72-64 after winning Game One 63-58 on Thursday and qualified for the finals ... Read More

NHT lead the way in business house basketball

Wednesday, August 03, 2016    

DEFENDING champions National Housing Trust (NHT) beat Sagicor ‘B’ 34-29 points to register their third-straight win in the 2016 Business House Basketball association (BHBA) 3-on-3 Division One League competition last Wednesday. Both the Division One and Two Leagues have taken a one-week break as a result of Emancipation Day and Independence Day holidays. The competition will resume next Monday with 10 games. Lennox Lindo, who is the coach of NHT said, this will be much tougher as a ... Read More

Successful hunt for Jaguars, Falcons

BY PAUL A REID Observer writer | Tuesday, August 02, 2016    

Shavaughn Reid of Holland Saints (left) takes on Cleon Morgan of Granville Jaguars in their WBA/Tropical Blue Natural Springwater EBL semi-final game two at the Montego Bay Cricket Club on Saturday.

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Granville Jaguars and Muschett Falcons have booked their places in the finals of the Western Basketball Association’s Tropical Blue Natural Spring Water Elite Basketball League (EBL) and Men’s Basketball Championships (MBC), respectively, after winning their best-of-three semi-finals 2-0 on Saturday evening at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Both teams were pushed to the limit and scored close wins, with Jaguars holding off the hard-ch ... Read More

Granville Jaguars, Muschett Falcons seek basketball semis win

PAUL A REID Observer Writer | Saturday, July 30, 2016    

MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending Western Basketball Association’s Tropical Blue Natural Spring Water Elite Basketball League champions, Granville Jaguars, and Men’s Basketball Championships top seed Muschett Falcons could win their semi-final series and advance to their respective finals this evening. Both teams will take one-nil leads into today’s second games of their best of three semi-finals against Holland Saints and Cornwall Court Chargers respectively at the Mont ... Read More

Jaguars, Falcons start with wins

Thursday, July 28, 2016    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Number one seeds Granville Jaguars and Muschett Falcons won their opening best of three semi-finals games as the Tropical Blue Natural Spring Water Western Basketball Association’s semi-final got under way on Tuesday at the Montego Bay Cricket Club. Granville held off Holland Saints 73-68 in the Elite Basketball League while Falcons were 52-47 winners over Cornwall Courts Chargers in their Men’s Basketball Championships game. Both will seek to end the ... Read More

NIA Southern Basketball League semis on today

Tuesday, July 26, 2016    

The National Integrity Action Southern Basketball League semi-finals move into the dreaded deciding, game three eliminator at separate venues today, starting at 7:00 pm. Pembroke Hall Warriors will face Exed Heats in one semi-final at the Pembroke Hall Courts, while defending champions Arnett Gardens Rockers will entertain the Spanish Town Spartans in the other semi-final game at the Anthony Spaulding Sports Complex Courts. This follows contrasting results in the game two matches played on Su ... Read More



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