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Cornwall College extend unbeaten run in basketball

Sunday, November 18, 2018

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RHODE HALL, Hanover — Leaders and former champions Cornwall College extended their perfect start in both sections of the ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball competition with wins over Rhodes Hall High on Wednesday.

Omar Campbell registered his third-straight triple-double for Cornwall College and three other players got double-doubles as they got their fourth-straight win in the Under-19 section, beating Rhodes Hall 75-65 after earning a walk-over win against the home team in the Under-16 game.

Also on Wednesday, York Castle rebounded from a loss to beat St James High by 33 points at Montego Bay Cricket Club, while on Monday Muschett High scored their first win of the season, by beating Holland High 55-42, after trailing early in their Under-19 game played at Holland.

Cornwall College and double defending champions Herbert Morrison are still unbeaten in both sections and seem set for the semi-final.

Cornwall College have won five games in the Under-16 section, with two games left to play, and are on 10 points, four more than Herbert Morrison who have won their first three.

York Castle are in third place, also on six points, followed by Holland High and William Knibb Memorial.

Cornwall College also lead the Under-16 tables with eight points, two more than the champions, followed by Holland High, York Castle and Rhodes Hall — all on four points each.

Campbell has been consistent in his last three games, and on Wednesday he scored 35 points, grabbed 21 rebounds and got 13 steals for Cornwall College, who led by 16 points 47-31 at half-time.

Emerson Porter scored 16 points and had 12 rebounds for Cornwall College, Kenrick Brown scored 10 points and dished out 11 assists while Alexander Barker scored 10 points and had 16 rebounds.

Michael McFarlene had a double-double for Rhodes Hall with 17 points and 10 rebounds, Javani Davis led with 21 points while Akeem Davis scored 17 points.

York Castle evened up their record with two wins against two losses via good win over St James High, with Lennon Richards scoring 35 points and getting 16 rebounds as they jumped out to a 15-9 lead after the first quarter and were up 36-19 at half time.

Keumany Welch scored 15 points for St James High and Josan Williams scored eight points and had 16 rebounds.

On Monday, Muschett High snapped a three-game winless skid to win the senior game but extended their winless run in the Under 16, losing by 40 points 19-59.

In games today, Cornwall College will hope to extend their unbeaten run when they play two games against Rhodes Hall at Rhodes Hall in Under-19 action, while St James High take on York Castle High in an Under-16 game at Montego Bay Cricket Club.

— Paul Reid

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