Lester Vaughan drew first blood yesterday when they defeated Ellerslie 44-38 at Black Rock, St. Michael as the United Insurance Schools Basketball Tournament got underway.
The game was close for most of the first half but a series of turn-overs late in the game by Ellerslie saw the visitors exploit their hosts’ slack play to take the six-point win.
Defending Division 2 champions, St. Leonard’s Secondary, had the game gifted to them at their home court when Deighton Griffith Secondary were not present for the encounter when the referee blew for the match to start. They never showed up.
In the third game of the afternoon, rain intervened at half-time at Paddock Road much to the relief of the visiting Alexandra School. The score when the heavens opened up were Garrison 46, Alexandra, a paltry 7 points.