Holland High reach semi-finals in ISSA Confed boy's U-16 basketball
MONTEGO BAY, St James —
Despite being blown out 93-32 in their final preliminary round game by defending champions Herbert Morrison in Montego Bay on Tuesday, Holland High secured a place in the semi-finals of the ISSA Western Conference boys' Under -16 basketball competition.
Holland High finished with 11 points and are assured of their semi-final spot as they can only be passed by York Castle High, but cannot finish lower than fourth place.
Currently, William Knibb Memorial, who had a big 95-51 win over St James High at the Montego Bay Cricket Club, are in the fourth spot on 10 points, one more than York Castle who have a game in hand.
Herbert Morrison lead with 13 points from six wins and a loss, followed by Cornwall College on 12 points with five wins and two losses.
Herbert Morrison and Cornwall College are also first and second in the Under-19 section after completing their regular season schedule with 12 and 11 points, respectively, followed by York Castle High on eight points with a game in hand, while Holland High and Rhodes Hall are on seven each.
On Tuesday at Herbert Morrison, Akeem Kelly scored a double-double 12 points and 11 rebounds as four players scored in double digits to lead the champions to another big win.
The win snapped a three-game winning run by Holland High and held Flawless Travers to just 10 points after he had scored a triple-double and quadruple-double in his two previous games.
Taj Hewitt scored 19 points, Anthony Thorpe scored 18 points, while Kyle Fraser had 11 points.
Tyreese Williams got a double-double for Holland High with 12 points and 13 rebounds.
At the Montego Bay Cricket Club, Rhondane Ashman and Clifoy Samuels both got triple-doubles for William Knibb in their 44 points 95-41 win over St James High.
Ashman scored 22 points and had 20 rebounds and 13 assists, while Samuels scored 20 points and had 16 rebounds and 11 blocked shots, while Phillip Hodges led the way with 31 points.
Kemauny Welch led the way for St James High with 29 points and 13 rebounds along with nine blocked shots.
On Monday, Cornwall College and William Knibb split their rescheduled double- header played at Martha Brae as the home team won the Under-16 game by four points 53-49, while the visitors took the Under-19 game by three points 42-39.
Ashman and Samuels were the leaders for William Knibb, both getting double-doubles. Ashman scored 17points and had 17 rebounds, while Samuels had 11 points and 11 rebounds as they came from behind at half-time, took the lead in the third quarter, then added to the advantage in the fourth quarter.
Cornwall College's Renario Senior scored a game-high 26 points and had 13 rebounds.
In the senior game, Cornwall College held a slight lead throughout to hold off William Knibb with Kenrick Brown leading the way with 15 points and Omar Campbell scored nine points and had 10 rebounds.
Kimani Rose led all scorers with 27 points, while Kevaughn Hill scored nine points and had 10 rebounds.