Cornwall takes basketball double over York Castle

Sunday, November 17, 2019

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MONTEGO BAY, St James— Former champions Cornwall College rebounded from recent losses to beat York Castle High in both sections of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) Western Conference boys' basketball competition on Friday.

Cornwall College won the Under-19 game 58-57 after a big 74-26 win in the Under-16 contest.

At Holland High, the home team, led by a quadruple-double from national junior player Flawless Travers, obliterated Frome Technical 152-2 in an Under-16 game.

The win in the Under-16 game took Cornwall College to five points, tied with three other schools — St James High, Muschett High and York Castle. Three other teams are on four points — defending champions Herbert Morrison, Holland High and William Knibb Memorial. Irwin High and Frome Technical are both on two points.

William Knibb Memorial and York Castle are tied in the lead in the Under-19 section with six points each, followed by defending champions Herbert Morrison, on four points. Four schools are on three points each — Rhodes Hall, Cornwall College, Holland High and Irwin High. Muschett High are on one point.

After losing to St James High on Monday, Cornwall College rebounded with a big win over the St Ann-based York Castle team, which they held to single digit scoring in all four quarters.

Cornwall College led 14-7 after the first quarter and 28-14 at half-time before extending their lead to 51-18 at the end of the third quarter.

Diontea McBean had a double-double for Cornwall College with 12 points and 12 rebounds, Jerold Grant scored 18 points, Fitzroy Cameron scored 15 points, while Shemar Martin scored 14 points.

Maurice Vassell had a double-double for York Castle with 14 points and 12 rebounds.

The hosts trailed for most of the game until late to overtake York Castle, who lost back-to-back games in the Under-19 section.

York Castle led 14-8 after the first quarter and were up by 11 points 32-21 at half-time before the home team started their comeback, cutting the deficit to 39-42, before just getting ahead by a point at the end.

Omar Campbell had a double-double for Cornwall College with 21 points and 16 rebounds, as well as seven steals. Kenrick Brown scored 14 points and had nine rebounds, while Romario Senior scored 14 points and had nine rebounds.

York Castle High's Umar Dixon and Lennon Richards both had double-doubles. Dixon had a game-high 26 points and 10 steals and Richards had 14 points and 11 steals, while Desmond Pinnock scored 10 points.

At Holland, Travers had an outstanding day with 65 points, 10 rebounds, 15 assists and 15 steals. Shamar Keane had a triple-double, including 22 points, 10 assists and 10 steals. Ray-Jay Dixon had a double-double, comprising 24 points and 10 rebounds, while Aldrae Waldin had 14 assists and 12 steals.

They led 43-0 after the first quarter and were up 74-0 at half-time and 110-2 after the third quarter.

Former national champions William Knibb Memorial won their third-straight game after beating Muschett High 77-40 in Martha Brae on Wednesday.

William Knibb and Muschett shared victories in the double-header as the hosts lost the Under-16 game.


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