Holland Saints take charge after beating Sav-Elite Titans

Saturday, May 25, 2019

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Holland Saints took over the lead in the Western Basketball Association Elite League on Tuesday after coming from behind to beat Sav-Elite Titans 65-57, for their third-straight victory.

Player/coach Ricardo Brooks scored a game-high 18 points for Holland Saints who improved to 10 points from six games and are a win away from securing a place in the semi-finals.

On Wednesday, Lucea Flames won their second game of the season with a 71-55 margin over Cornwall Courts Chargers who crashed to their sixth-straight loss.

Cricket Club Knights and Granville Jaguars are both on nine points from five games, one more than Boys Club Warriors; Lucea moved up to the fifth spot with eight points from six games; defending champions Catherine Hall All-Stars are on seven points from four games played followed by Sav-Elite Titans and Cornwall Courts Chargers on six points each.

On Tuesday, Sav-Elite Titans led through the first two quarters, 17-11 after the first and 32-25 at half-time before Holland Saints revved up their offence in the third quarter, outscoring the Westmoreland club 29-14 to lead by eight points (54-46).

Aldane Anderson scored 14 points for Holland, Michael Johnson scored 13 points, while Alex Levy and Kenrick Lindo scored eight points each.

Shelmar Bromfield led Sav-Elite with 17 points, Dillon Hodges came off the bench to score 11 points, while Richard Chambers scored 10.

On Wednesday, Julian Walker scored a game-high 21 points and Sheldon Myrie scored 15 points to lead Lucea who were ahead 19-16 after the first quarter and extended the advantage to 16 points (43-27) at half-time and were still ahead 59-39 at the end of the third quarter.

Jvon Calderon also grabbed 16 rebounds for Lucea.

Dehalo Sappleton and Franz Clennon both scored 12 points for Cornwall Courts Chargers, Adrian Campbell scored 11 points and had eight rebounds and Andrew Johnson scored 10 points and had eight rebounds.

— Paul Reid

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