Graydon Sealy were again in winners’ row yesterday evening as action in the United Insurance-sponsored National Sports Council’s Senior Schools Basketball Tournament continued.
Playing at Speightstown, the Paddock Road school lengthened Alexandra’s difficult campaign this year when they easily whipped them 100-22.
The visitors spread the offensive workload around with no fewer than seven players getting into double figures. Leading the way was the consistent Andrew Ifill with 20 points. Theo Greenidge (16) Amunikii Wood (14), Jarad Grant (14), Shaquon Newton (12), Justin Pile (12) and Amal Smith (10) were the other top scorers.
Graydon Sealy led 56-13 at the half with the hosts having difficulty in setting up on offence and being guilty of just rushing plays. They frequently also turned over the ball. On the other hand, it was more of a practice drill for the visitors with many of their offensive moves going either uncontested, or what defence was put before them, frequently breaking down.
Deighton Griffith’s season continued as it has been going the entire tournament when St. Leonard’s drubbed them 68-23 at the YMCA.
Akeal Simpson had the hot hands for the winners with 24 points while Rommel Clarke chipped in with 16 and Bryan Neverson, 12. For Deighton Griffith, Christopher Collins, who has shown the most promise for the Christ Church school, netted 10 points.
At Lester Vaughan, the home side tried but simply had no answer for Ellerslie’s Antoine Morris who had probably his best game of the tournament so far. He poured in a game-high 27 points as the visitors defeated Lester Vaughan 77-59.
Morris had excellent help from Deshawn Hunte who scored 17 points and played solid defence, while Roderick Massiah chipped in with 12 points.
Shamar Rock stood out for Lester Vaughan and perhaps with more urgency on the defensive end from his team-mates, his 24 points might have narrowed the gap between the two teams. Brandon Hope was his main support with 18 points.