William Knibb, Holland, Cornwall big winners in Western Conference basketball

William Knibb, Holland, Cornwall big winners in Western Conference basketball

Monday, November 04, 2019

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FROME, Westmoreland — Trelawny neighbours William Knibb Memorial and Holland High split their ISSA Western Conference double-header on Friday as Cornwall College opened their Under-16 account with a big 118-2 victory over Frome Technical.

William Knibb won their Under-19 game over Holland High 82-47, but lost 28-57 in the Under-16 game.

Four teams share the lead in the Under-16 section, all with one win so far - Cornwall College, York Castle, St James High and Holland High, while Herbert Morrison Technical, William Knibb and York Castle share the lead in the Under-19 section, all with one win each.

On Friday, Shemar Martin registered a double-double in their lopsided victory over Frome Technical, who were returning to the competition after a long lay off, getting 12 points and 10 steals, while Diontae McBean led all scorers with 26 points, seven rebounds and six assists; Fitzroy Cameron scored 21 points and had eight rebounds and six assists and Jerold Grant scored 14 points and had nine steals with Matai Williams and Javar Brooks both scoring 12 points each.

In Martha Brae, Ray-Jay Dixon and Shamar Keane both had double-doubles for Holland High in their Under-16 victory as they lead from the start and were up 10-6 after the first quarter, 28-12 at half-time and 37-21 at the end of the third quarter.

Dixon scored 14 points and had 13 rebounds and Keane scored 11 points and had 10 assists as Tyrese Williams scored a game-high 19 points.

Jerdaine Francis was the only William Knibb player to score in double digits with 17 points.

Despite having just six players available, the home team was dominant in the senior game and led 18-7 after the first quarter and were up 42-16 at half-time and 61-29 at the end of the third quarter.

Four players scored in double digits for William Knibb led by Kimani Rose's 27, Phillip Hodges' 20, 14 from Clifroy Samuels and 13 from Rhondane Ashman.

Mario Brown was the top scorer for Holland High with 26 points and nine rebounds while Rhajaun Williams scored 14 points.

— Paul Reid

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