Cornwall seek to keep unbeaten streak in basketball

Friday, November 09, 2018

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Cornwall College will be hoping to extend their unbeaten run in the ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball competition today when they host York Castle in a double-header in Montego Bay, starting at 2:00 pm.

Cornwall College are tied for the lead in the Under-16 section with defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical, both winning their first three games. Cornwall College are in second place in the Under-19, with two wins, behind Herbert Morrison's three victories.

Also today, Rhodes Hall High will host William Knibb Memorial in a double-header at Rhodes Hall.

William Knibb Memorial have won a game in each section, while Rhodes Hall are yet to win a game in any of the categories.

Meanwhile, St James High won their first game in the Under-16 section on Wednesday, beating winless Muschett High 44-33 at the Montego Bay Cricket Club.

The game was close for the first three quarters until St James took control in the final quarter and eased away to an 11-point win led by a game-high 19 points from Kimauny Welch.

St James led 6-4 and 21-17 after the first two quarters, respectively, and were up by four points (33-29) going into the fourth quarter before stepping on the gas and moving away.

Malike Marston also scored eight points for St James High, while Lauton Cox scored 12 points for Muschett High.

On Monday, Cornwall College extended their good start with a win over Muschett High in Montego Bay, while York Castle also had a double over William Knibb Memorial in Brown's Town.

Omar Campbell got a triple-double 14 points and had 19 rebounds and 11 steals to lead Cornwall to a 49-37 win in the Under-19 section, while three players got double-doubles as Cornwall outclassed Muschett High 95-7 in the Under-16 section.

York Castle got their first wins of the season on Monday, beating William Knibb Memorial 49-33 in the Under-19 game after winning the Under-16 by forfeit as William Knibb failed to field a team.

— Paul Reid

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