Catherine Hall All-Stars hope to halt losing skid against Falmouth Saints


Catherine Hall All-Stars hope to halt losing skid against Falmouth Saints

Sunday, June 16, 2019

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Defending champions Catherine Hall All-Stars will hope to end their four-game losing skid and avenge their loss to Falmouth Saints when they kick off their best-of-three quarter-finals series at the Montego Bay Cricket Club this afternoon, set to start at 5:00 pm.

Falmouth Saints finished third in the regular season with 12 points, winning their last three games, while Catherine Hall were sixth with 10 points.

Montego Bay Boys Club Warriors, who were fourth on 11 points, will face Sav-Elite Titans in the second game of the double-headers, as they will seek to join Cricket Club Knights and Granville Jaguars, who both won their first games against Cornwall Courts Chargers and Lucea Flames, respectively.

On Tuesday, Knights beat Chargers 99-63 and on Thursday Granville were 94-69, both games at the Cricket Club courts.

Cricket Club Knights spanked Cornwall Courts Chargers 99-63 on Tuesday in the first game of their best-of-three series with Jhaun Bryan leading the way with a double-double 13 points and 12 rebounds as they outscored Cornwall Courts by 21 points 54-33 over the last two quarters.

Knights got off to a big early lead and were up by 13 points (28-15) after the first quarter and increased the margin to 15 points (45-30) at half-time before stepping on the gas in the third quarter to open up the lead to 27 points (72-45) at the end of the third quarter.

Antonio Spence led all scorers with 25 and had nine rebounds, Oshane Mothersill scored 11 points coming off the bench, while Errol Smith and Andre Hill also scored 10 points each.

Dovial Smith scored 14 points to lead Cornwall Courts, Timoy Campbell scored 13 while Franz Clennon scored 10.

On Thursday, Leroy Lawrence scored a double-double 19 points and 18 rebounds as Granville gave up a first quarter lead to trail at half-time before rebounding to score a big win.

Granville were ahead 22-16 after the first period but Lucea rallied in the second to lead 40-36.

Granville took over with 30 points in the third quarter to lead 63-54 going into the fourth period where they outscored Lucea by 13 points 28-15.

David Gordon also scored 18 points for Granville, player/coach Dave Black scored 17 points and Otis Foster got 12 points.

Julian Walker led Lucea with 26 points, Sheldon Myrie scored 16 and Mitchell McLean scored 11 while Sherwin Gilzine had 13 rebounds and nine points.

— Paul Reid

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