Harrison College continued their winning ways when action in the Co-operators General Insurance Company Limited-sponsored National Sports Council’s Secondary Schools Basketball Tournament continued today.
Playing at Frederick Smith in St. James, the Crumpton Street, St. Michael school defeated their hosts 50-45 in an exciting game that went right down to the wire.
Harrison College opened up a 12-5 advantage after the first quarter and generally maintained their dominance over the remainder of the game. But it was not a one-sided affair as single-figures basically separated the two teams throughout. The teams went into the half-time break with the scores 25-20 and on resumption Frederick Smith really turned it on to dominate the third period, ending with a five-point advantage at 36-31.
But the final period would see a scoring slump from the St. James lads who only managed a further nine points while Harrison College sunk 19.
Leading the way for Harrison College was Christopher Holder with 14 points, most of which came in the first half. The hard-working Ashton Corbin led the way for Frederick Smith with a game-high 17 points and got able assistance from Rasheed Maynard who netted 13.