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Avalanche returns to WBA's league

BY PAUL REID Observer West writer

Thursday, October 18, 2012    

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MONTEGO BAY, St James - INNER-CITY Avalanche will return to competitive basketball this evening following a two-year hiatus, when they take on newcomers Coral Gardens Raptors in the Hi-lyte Sports Drink/INSPORTS/National Supply Western Basketball Association's Men's championships at the Montego Bay Cricket Club starting at 6:30 pm.

Avalanche had taken a break after getting relegated from the National Basketball League-West two years ago.

Today, both teams are hoping to join Trelawny Tornadoes and MoBay Cricket Club Knights as winners in their opening games, after victories on Sunday's opening day.

Led by a double-doubles from Herbert Morrison schoolboy Daniel Henry who scored a game-high 26 points and Leighton Kerr, Trelawny scored a 26 points win over Sav-la-Mar J-Hawks 72-46, while Knights beat Montego Bay Boys Club Warriors by 15 points, 56-41.

Despite not having even a change on their bench, Tornadoes dominated the Westmoreland club from the start leading 24-16 after the first quarter and were up by 15 at half-time, 43-28 to win going away.

In addition to Henry's 26 points, he also had 13 rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots, while Kerr scored 11 points and had 15 rebounds and five assists.

David Malcolm's 21 points led all scorers in the second game as he led Knights to the easy win. Jamoi Richards also scored in double figures with 14 points, as Andrew Dixon had 11 points for Warriors in a losing effort.

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