Knights stop Chargers to continue good form

Monday, February 19, 2018

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Montego Bay Cricket Club Knights scored back-to-back wins to start the National Basketball League-Western Conference after scoring a 72-58 victory over Cornwall Courts Chargers at the Montego Bay Cricket Club on Saturday.

Cricket Club Knights followed up their opening win over Holland Saints on Tuesday and joined defending champions Granville Jaguars on four points at the top of the points table.

Also on Saturday, Holland Saints scored their first win of the campaign with a comprehensive 75-34 win over Inner-City Avalanche at the Cricket Club Courts.

Antonio Spence and Rayon Gardner had double-doubles for Cricket Club as they led 17-10 after the first quarter only for Cornwall Courts to cut the deficit to two points (34-32) at half-time.

A big third quarter by Cricket Club outscoring Cornwall Courts 23-6 opened up a big 19 points (57-38) lead going into the fourth quarter as they cruised home from there.

Spence scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 14 points for Cricket Club, Gardner scored 10 points and had 12 rebounds, while Ralique Grant scored 13 points.

Giovanni Bailey and Mikhail Smith both scored 14 points for Cornwall Courts and Rushane Drummond had 10 rebounds.

Holland Saints got off to a fast start against Avalanche and never let up, increasing their margin as the game went on, leading 18-9 after the first quarter and 33-16 at half-time before taking a 58-29 lead into the fourth quarter.

Michael Johnson led the way with 16 points for Saints, Errol Steele scored 12 points and had nine rebounds and Aldane Anderson scored 10 points while Jayvon Dorman with 10 points was the only Avalanche player to get into double figures.




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