Cornwall College, St James High to represent western region in ISSA all-island basketball play-offs

Observer West writer

Thursday, May 16, 2019

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MONTEGO BAY, St James — ISSA Western Confederation Boys Under-14 basketball champions Cornwall College and runners-up St James High, will represent the west in next week's all-island play-offs set for GC Foster Sports College in St Catherine.

After being runners-up to Herbert Morrison the last four years, Cornwall College stunned favourites St James High 49-39 in last Thursday's final at the Montego Bay Cricket Club, spoiling what was set to be a perfect season for St James High.

St James High came into the final as the overwhelming favourites, winning all 11 regular season games including two against Cornwall College before blowing away Muschett High 57-18 in the semi-final two days before.

Herbert Morrison took third place after Muschett High failed to show up for the consolation play-offs.

Ryan Watson, who sat out the first quarter, led all scorers with 18 points and five rebounds for Cornwall College with two three-pointers, Shemar Martin scored 12 points and Layandre Akoto scored eight points and had five rebounds.

Kemauny Welch led St James High with 14 points, most coming in the fourth quarter when they made a run to cut a 13-point deficit to seven, while Malike Marston scored eight points.

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