Jaguars, All-Stars into final of Elite Basketball League

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica — Former champions Granville Jaguars and Cornwall Courts Chargers completed 2-0 victories in their best of three semi-finals at the Montego Bay Cricket Club on Monday to complete the finalists in both Western Basketball Association male club competitions.

Jaguars beat Cricket Club Knights 82-72 in the top-tier iCool/iDrade Elite Basketball League and will meet defending champions Catherine Hall All-Stars in the best of three finals set to start tomorrow.

Catherine Hall All-Stars also had a 2-0 win over Holland Saints with results of 78-65 and 75-68.

Cornwall Court Chargers will meet Sac-Elite Titans in the Tropical Blue Spring Water Men's Basketball Championships after beating UWI-Western Jamaica Campus 71-47, also on Monday at Cricket Club.

Granville Jaguars, who had won the first game against Cricket Club Knights 77-70, had to come from behind on Monday after trailing by four points at the end of the first quarter.

Led by four players who scored in double digits, Granville took over the lead in the second quarter to lead 39-36 at half-time and then inched to 58-54 going into the fourth quarter.

Cleon Morgan scored 18 points for Jaguars, Levar Rose had 17 points, Tafari Vassell scored 16 points and had nine rebounds, while Leroy Lawrence scored 10 points and had 19 rebounds.

Mark Wright was the top player for Cricket Club Knights with a game-high 20 points and 13 rebounds, while Jhaun Bryan had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

In the MBC game, Cornwall Courts dominated from the start and ran away to an easy 24 - points victory led by Giovanni Bailey with 15 points, despite not starting the game and only coming in during the second half.

Wayne Morris scored 14 points, Franz Clennon scored 10 points and John Murray held 16 rebounds.

Kyle Schloss was the top scorer for Jayhawks with 12 points and George Douglas scored 10, while Antonio Spence grabbed 12 rebounds and had five blocked shots.

—Paul Reid




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