HC win tight game at Queen’s College
In arguably the most exciting match of this year’s Co-operators General Insurance-sponsored National Sports Council’s Secondary Schools Under-16 Basketball Competition, Harrison College edged Queen’s College 47-46 this evening.
Playing at Queen’s College’s Husbands, St James court, there was nothing to choose between the two sides as the game remained close throughout as it went into double overtime. The two schools exchanged baskets from the opening whistle until the first-half interval that ended at 35-35.
Indeed, at the close of the first quarter the score was 19-19 and the third quarter saw the score again deadlocked at 41-41.
Makaari Jones had the hot hands for the hosts, as he has had throughout the competition, scoring a game-high 17 points. But amid heightened excitement on the sidelines as the clock ticked down, Harrison College held their nerve better, had a few more defensive stops, and critically, had more offensive options as the game came down to the wire in the final overtime.
Both Joniton Fowler and Joshua Lowe finished with 11 points for Harrison College.
Yesterday at Lester Vaughan, the visiting St Michael School defeated the home side 25-19 after leading 16-6 at half-time. Dia Parris led the Martindale’s Road school with 12 points while Hason Sealy-Ward also had a dozen points for Lester Vaughan.
In St Lucy, Darryl Jordan, on the strength of a brilliant performance from the talented Rasheed Maynard, defeated Deighton Griffith 39-30. Maynard had a game-high 27 points as he carried his school’s offence on his capable shoulders.
The home team led 21-14 at half-time.
Jamai White continued his consistent form for Deighton Griffith with a team-high of 17 points.