Calabar advance to ISSA basketball semis

Monday, January 14, 2019

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FORMER champions Calabar High became the first team to advance to the semi-finals after defeating St Catherine High and Wolmer's Boys' School as the 2018/2019 Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Southern Conference Urban High Under-19 basketball quarter-finals got under way last week.

Calabar defeated St Catherine 54-45 and Wolmer's Boys' 74-32 in topping Zone Four. The Red Hills Road-based Calabar were also the first Under-16 team to qualify for the semi-finals as they defeated Wolmer's Boys' 56-45 and were awarded 20-0 points from St Jago High, who did not report for their game. Calabar topped Zone Two with two wins from two games.

Today defending Under-19 champions St George's College will renew rivalry with their North Street neighbours Kingston College (KC) in an encounter that was rained out last Tuesday at KC when St George's led 15-12 in the third quarter.

The game will decide which team tops Zone One and advance to the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, Camperdown High continued their unbeaten run with a crushing 108-10 win against Jonathan Grant High last Thursday. Camperdown will face Ardenne High today and should come out easy winners and top Zone Three and book their place in the semi-finals.

St George's College defeated St Jago 63-30 with Jordan Gillies's 23 points, Samora Samuels's 20 points contributing most for the winners, while Sheldon McDonald got 10 points for St Jago.

Calabar beat Wolmer's 74-32 with Akeem Pinnock scoring 18 points to go with 24 rebounds, Carlton Boothe added 13 and Tyrese Jackson helped with 11 points and 12 rebounds.

Jamaica College defeated Campion College 44-40 with Puerce McKenzie leading the winners with 12 points.

In the Under-16 quarter-finals played at Kingston College, the hosts edged Ardenne High 33-32 in overtime after both were locked at 28 at full time.

Campion College defeated defending champions Camperdown High 68-26 at Camperdown. Campion led 29-6 at half-time.

Jamaica College defeated St Catherine High 53-45 in their Zone Three quarter-final at St Catherine High.

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