William Knibb maintain form in Western Confed basketball

Saturday, November 09, 2019

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — William Knibb Memorial won back-to-back games, beating Irwin High 107-14 to start their season, and joined York Castle High at the top of the points table in the ISSA Western Confederation Boys' Under-19 basketball competition at Montego Bay Boys Club on Thursday.

Three players had triple-doubles and three had double-doubles as they hammered the hapless Irwin high by 93 points, after they had won the Under 16 game 57-3 to rebound from their opening loss.

Irwin High, who are returning to the competition after a long absence, have lost all games so far.

Kimani Rose scored 30 points in the Under-19 game to lead all scorers and also had 16 points and 12 steals; Clifoy Samuels scored 28 points, had 26 rebounds and 10 blocked shots; while Tusaine Burgess scored 15 points, had 11 rebounds and 11 steals.

Rhondane Ashman scored 21 points and had 17 rebounds, Philip Hodges scored 10 points and had 13 rebounds and nine steals, while Ronaldo Russell had 18 rebounds and 11 steals for William Knibb who led 17-4 after the first quarter, 41-4 at the half-time break, and 63-11 after the third quarter.

Tajauanie Thompson scored six of Irwin High's 14 points, while Romario Montaque scored four points.

The visitors were just as dominant in the Under-16 game as they led 12-0, 30-2 and 42-2, respectively after each quarter, with Jerdaine Francis leading the way with a double-double of 29 points and 12 steals, Ojani Smith scoring eight points and eight rebounds and five steals, while Jeleel McBayne had 10 steals.

— Paul Reid


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