Jaguars, Knights notch up second-straight win

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Former champions Granville Jaguars and last season's beaten finalists Cricket Club Knights made it two wins in a row to start the Western Basketball Association's Elite League, after big wins over Lucea Flames and Cornwall Courts Chargers, respectively, on Saturday.

Granville Jaguars beat Lucea Flames by 20 points after a slow start while Cricket Club Knights had a big 31-point, 89-58 spanking of Cornwall Courts, who led after the first quarter.

Lucea Flames led 14-9 after the first quarter before Granville Jaguars got into a rhythm in the second quarter, took over the lead 34-22, and ran away for the win — extending their margin to 19 points, 55-36, after the third quarter.

Granville's player/coach Dave Black led all scorers with 29 points and had eight rebounds, Otis Foster scored 13 points, Shaqueal Benti scored 12 points, while David Gordon had eight points, and 10 rebounds.

Julian Walker was the only Lucea Flames player to score in double digits with 24 points along with nine rebounds.

Antonio Spence and Oshane Mothersill both scored double-doubles for Cricket Club Knights in their big win as, despite trailing by a point, 18-19, after the first quarter, they took a big 43-29 lead into the half-time break and were up 65-40 at the end of the third quarter.

Spence scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds, Mothersill scored 10 points and had 11 rebounds, Daniel Malcolm scored 17 points to lead all scorers, Jhaun Bryan scored 16 points, and Jermaine Allwood scored 13 points for the winners.

Jason Blake scored 16 points to lead Cornwall Courts and Giovanni Bailey scored 14 points.

—Paul Reid

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