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Holland High, Mt Alvernia High hopeful in ISSA Girls' Open basketball play-off final

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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MONTEGO BAY, St James —Western champions Holland High and runners-up Mt Alvernia High will hope 'home advantage' will work for them in Saturday's ISSA Girls' Open basketball play-off finals that will take place at the Montego Bay Cricket Club, starting at 9:30 am.

The western-based schools will be seeking to make history by joining Herbert Morrison Technical, who won the national Under-19 boys' title, to make it the first time the region takes home two national basketball titles.

Six teams, two each from the three conferences, will battle it out in order to be crowned queens of national high school basketball.

The format will see the six teams separated in two groups of three each. Each team will play two games, with the top two advancing — the winners to the finals and the runners-up go to the consolation play-off game.

Central champions DeCarteret College, western runners-up Mt Alvernia High and southern champions Holy Childhood will be in one group. Western champions Holland High, who are unbeaten all season, will be grouped with central runners-up Christiana High and southern runners-up The Queens School.

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