Slaughter at Waterford

No mercy for Lodge school

Combermere showed no mercy for the visiting Lodge School whom they buried 113-12 as action in Division one of the 2014 National Sports Council’s Massy United Insurance-sponsored Secondary Schools Basketball Competition continued at Waterford, St Michael this evening.

It wasn’t pretty. In fact, there were times it seemed downright unfair. Combermere dominated every facet of the game from the opening whistle to the final, which The Lodge School seemed to welcome with an almost collective sigh of relief.

Combermere dominated on both boards, hustled The Lodge School into a number of errors which resulted in turn-overs and uncontested lay-ups or jump shots. As the final scoreline would suggest none of The Lodge School players reached double figures or even threatened to do so.

Combermere's Kadeem Brathwaite makes a spectacular move to the basket while defended by The Lodge School player. (Pictures by Marissa Lindsay).
Combermere’s Kadeem Brathwaite makes a spectacular move to the basket while defended by The Lodge School player. (Pictures by Marissa Lindsay).
The Lodge School's burly center Alex Branch (with ball) has his hands full with this Combermere double-team.
The Lodge School’s burly center Alex Branch (with ball) has his hands full with this Combermere double-team.

Guard Derion Hurley led the scoring for Combermere with 28 points while Kadeem ‘Eyes’ Brathwaite chipped in with 17. Also partaking of the feast were Rayvon Gittens with 16 points, Josiah Beckles with 14, Christopher Collymore 11 and Leron Mascoll with ten.

In other division one encounters today, Harrison College travelled to Husbands, St James and trounced Queen’s College 73-38. One of the top schoolboy players, Nikolai Burton, top-scored for the visitors with 20 points, Joel Hunte had 15 and Steven Haynes and Joniton Fowler tallied 11 each.

Meanwhile at Foundation, despite having home court advantage the boys from Christ Church were unable to keep up with a rampant Barbados Community College who won 54-23. Ammuniki Wood top-scored for BCC with 19 points while for Foundation the highest individual scorer was Dominic Jervis who fought hard for his seven points.

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