QC maul Lester Vaughan

A game-high 16 points from Makaari Jones and Gavin Howard with ten helped Queen’s College stamp their authority against Lester Vaughan with a huge 45-9 win when the two teams met this afternoon at Husbands, St James.

Playing at home in the Co-operators General Insurance-sponsored National Sports Council’s Junior Basketball Tournament, Queen’s College utilized that advantage to good effect and commanded the first three quarters of the game which ended 21-6, 41-6 and 45-7. Scoring proved a virtual headache for Lester Vaughan.

Queen's College guard Makaari Jones (with ball) drives past Kobe Davis of Lester Vaughan.
Queen’s College guard Makaari Jones (with ball) drives past Kobe Davis of Lester Vaughan.

The onslaught started with Jones who netted eight points in the first quarter along with six from forward Rasheed Arthur who eventually ended with eight points. Christopher Harewood contributed six of Lester Vaughan nine points in the game and four of those came in the opening quarter.

The second quarter was more of the same as Queen’s College had their way with the visitors’ weak defense. Queen’s College dominated with an output of 20-0 in the quarter with Jones scoring another eight while Nicholas Grimes and Akil Murray contributed three points each.

Dijon Hunte of Queen's College (left) makes a move  on Lester Vaughan's Christopher Harewood.
Dijon Hunte of Queen’s College (left) makes a move on Lester Vaughan’s Christopher Harewood.

In the third quarter Queen’s College seemed to take their feet off the gas and scored just four points. Hason Ward managed to put one shot into the nets for Lester Vaughan but that was as good as it got. Queen’s College continued to dominate ball possession even if they did little with it at this stage. The fourth period was a repetition of the third with each side missing more than they scored and Lester Vaughan having long given up the ghost. Referee’s Gillian Martindale’s final whistle brought relief to the faces of the Cane Garden, St Thomas lads. 

 (Photographs by Morissa Lindsay)

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