Holland High, Cornwall College seek U-16 basketball final berth
Herbert Morrison Technical's D'Aire Patterson takes on Calabar High's Jahidi Campbell in Saturday's final of the inaugural Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic high school 3on3 tournament played at the Montego Bay Convention Centre. Calabar High won 13-11 in overtime. (Photo: Paul Reid)

TRELAWNY, Jamaica — Holland High and Cornwall College will meet on Thursday as they seek to join Herbert Morrison Technical in the best-of-three finals of the ISSA Western Conference Under 16 basketball competition.

The match will take place at Holland High in Trelawny.

Herbert Morrison secured their places in both the Under-16 and Under-19 finals on Tuesday, after beating York Castle High in both semi-finals played in Montego Bay, St James.

Herbert Morrison won the Under-16 game 60-12 and took the Under-19 game 95-31.

The other berth in the Under-19 final will be decided on Friday when St James High hosts Holland High in Montego Bay.

In the meantime, Cornwall College is hoping to end a three-game losing skid on Thursday, with a place in the final on the line after their close loss to Herbert Morrison in the Under-15 final last year.

Cornwall College started the season well, winning their first three games, including beating Holland High. However, they ended their first round with a whimper, losing their last three games, against Holland and twice to Herbert Morrison.

On Tuesday, Herbert Morrison, who were the losing finalists at Saturday’s Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic high school 3on3 tournament played at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, extended their good runs in the regional competitions.

Kamu Dennis scored a double-double 10 points and 18 rebounds to lead Herbert Morrison in the Under-16 game, while Joshua Ferguson led all scorers with 24 points and Trevaughn Bernard scored 21 points and had eight rebounds.

Jamari Green scored eight points for York Castle and Christian Andorn scored four points and had nine rebounds.

Makhaya Morris and Shemar Martin both had double-doubles in the Under-19 game, where five Herbert Morrison players scored in double digits.

Morris scored 16 points and had 21 rebounds and Martin scored 10 points and had 12 steals; Hubert Rodney led all scorers with 33 points, Brandon Brown scored 12 points and D’Aire Patterson also had 10 points.

Prinson Bryan led York Castle with nine points while Mekhi Bentley and Angel Nolascopichardo both scored six points each.

- Paul Reid

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