Herbert Morrison roll over CC in ISSA Western Conference basketball

BY PAUL A REID
Observer writer

Saturday, November 25, 2017

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Double defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical extended their unbeaten run in the ISSA Western Conference basketball competition on Monday, after beating arch-rivals Cornwall College in their second-round meeting at Cornwall College.

Herbert Morrison ran their record in the Under-16 section to six straight while ending Cornwall College's seven-game win streak with a one-point victory, while the Under-19 team rolled to their seventh win with a big 51-point, 86-35, margin.

Also on Monday, Holland High won their first Under-16 game this season as they split their double-header against Muschett High.

In Montego Bay Cornwall College rallied in the second half, outscoring Herbert Morrison 29-26, but after trailing by four points, 26-30, at half-time, fell just short.

Herbert Morrison led 19-18 after the first quarter but increased the advantage to four at half time, 30-26, and led 45-38 going into the final period.

Anthony Thorpe had a double-double of 21 points and 13 rebounds as well as nine steals to lead Herbert Morrison, and Kyle Fraser scored 14 point, while Omar Campbell had a game-high 28 points and 14 rebounds for Cornwall College.

The Under-19 game was one-sided as, after scoring just 29 points in the first half, Herbert Morrison exploded for 57 in the second half with three players scoring in double digits, led by David Gordon's 35 points.

Gordon also had 11 rebounds, Brendan Dawkins scored 21 points and had 12 rebounds, while Alek Gilchrist scored 14 points, and had 18 rebounds and 11 blocked shots.

Ryan Whyte scored 14 points and had nine rebounds for Cornwall College, who have now lost three of their last four games.

At Muschett High, Holland High came from behind to beat them 63-53 in overtime, after they played to a 47-all result at the end of regulation time.

Muschett High led by eight points, 14-6, after the first quarter and were up by seven points, 23-16, at half-time, and 35-28 at the end of the third quarter.

Flawless Travers stepped up big time for Holland in the fourth quarter, scoring 13 of his team's 19 points as they caught the hosts, then scored eight more in the overtime period where they outscored Muschett 16-6.

Travers finished with 30 points and nine assists, while Kevin Edwards was also important with 20 points and 19 rebounds for Holland High.

Kamani Clarke scored 26 points for Muschett High and Warren Brooks got 19 points.

Muschett High won the Under-19 game 43-30 with Akeem Baker leading the way with 15 points and five rebounds, while Raheem McKenzie scored eight points and had 11 rebounds.

Owen Rodney scored 10 points for Holland High with Jonathon Pottinger scoring nine points to add to his 14 rebounds.

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