CC extend winning start in ISSA basketball

By Paul A Reid
Observer writer

Thursday, November 08, 2018

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — Cornwall College extended their winning start in both sections of the Inter-Secondary Schools Sports Association Western Conference High School boys' basketball competition with wins over Muschett High at Cornwall College on Monday.

Cornwall College won back-to-back games in the Under-19 section, getting past the Trelawny school 49-37 as Omar Campbell got a triple-double. They also won a third-straight time in the Under-16 section, outclassing Muschett High 95-7 with three players getting double-doubles.

York Castle got their first wins of the season on Monday, beating William Knibb Memorial 49-33 in the Under-19 game, after winning the Under-16 by forfeit as William Knibb failed to field a team.

Today, St James High and Muschett High will meet in a Under-16 game at the Montego Bay Cricket Club, both schools seeking their first win of the season.

After a slow start in the Under-19 game in Montego Bay, Cornwall College trailed by one point, 8-9, after the first quarter, but took over the game and led 22-17 at half-time and were well in control at the end of the third quarter, 37-21.

Campbell scored 14 points and had 19 rebounds and 11 steals while Kenrick Brown also had a double-double of 12 points and 10 steals, while Jaden Stoddart scored 10 points and Kimani Daley-Clarke scored 18 points for Muschett High.

Cornwall College overwhelmed Muschett High in the Under-16 game as they led 30-0 after the first quarter and were up 45-5 at half-time, and extended the lead to 71-5 after the third quarter.

Romario Senior led the way with 29 points and 17 rebounds, Peter Murray scored 21 points and 12 rebounds and Rushane Francis scored 19 points and had 14 steals.

At York Castle, the home team held William Knibb to just seven first-half points, and while the Trelawny school showed improvement in the second half, the gap was too much.

York Castle, led by 20 points from Ihejah Clarke and 11 points from Reuel Richards, led 13-2 after the first quarter and were up 23-7 at half-time and 42-17 going into the fourth quarter.

Kimani Rose scored a game-high 23 points to lead William Knibb, while Ronaldson Gordon scored five points in support.

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