Holland, York Castle keep semi-final hopes alive with wins

Sunday, December 02, 2018

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HOLLAND, Trelawny — Holland High and York Castle High shared victories on Thursday as they kept their semi-final hopes alive in the ISSA Western Conference boys' basketball competition.

Holland High won the Under-16 game to move into third place overall, while York Castle won the Under-19 game to be third place, both in rescheduled games.

On Friday, defending champions Herbert Morrison Technical scored wins that took them back to the top of either section, hammering St James High in the Under-16 and getting a walk-over win over William Knibb Memorial in the seniors.

At Holland on Thursday, the home team started well and eased their way to a 12-point win as Flawless Travers racked up a triple-double, missing the quadruple-double by one assist, but York Castle got revenge with a 26-point win in the Under-19 game.

Travers scored 34 points, had 14 rebounds and 10 steals, Akeem Dennis had eight points, 13 rebounds and 10 steals while Shemar Bucknor scored 12 points as Holland High led 12-6 after the first quarter, 31-17 at half-time and were up by 10 points 47-38 at the end of the third quarter.

Lennon Richards scored 29 points for York Castle and Joash Brown scored 14 points.

Nadjrick Peat led all scorers in the Under-19 game with 25 points as York Castle got off to a fast start, leading 12-7 and 27-12 after the first two quarters and stepped on the gas in the third quarter, blowing up the lead to 37 points (51-14), and while Holland High managed to cut into the lead in the fourth quarter, they could not make up the big deficit.

Ihejah Clarke also scored in double figures for York Castle with 12 points, while Johnathon Pottinger scored 11 for Holland and Rajhaun Williams scored 10 points.

On Friday at Herbert Morrison, Anthony Thorpe and Delmar Clarke combined for 57 points, while Kyle Fraser scored 10 as the champions scored a massive 79 points 105-26 win over St James High.

Kemauny Welch managed 14 points for the losers, but Herbert Morrison led 23-4 after the first quarter and were up 53-8 at half-time.

– Paul Reid

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