Most schools have had no answer for Andrew Ifill and Shaquan Newton during the Co-operators General Insurance Company Limited-sponsored Under-16 Secondary Schools Basketball Tournament this year.
Add Combermere to that lengthening list.
On Friday evening Ifill and Newton combined for 62 points as the rampaging Graydon Sealy thumped Combermere 80-54 at their Paddock Road home
court. No defence has been able to stop Ifill
who went big once again for a game-high 34 points as Graydon Sealy dominated Combermere on both ends of the court, hassling them on defence and scoring several easy baskets on fast breaks.
At the half-time whistle Graydon Sealy had a comfortable 43-27 lead. Their second- half output was slightly fewer than the first, while Combermere went for 27 points after the break but never got sufficient stops on defence to make a meaningful impact on the differentiation in the scoreline.
Newton had 28 points for the winners while Nahjee Bridgeman chipped in with 12. Once again, Christopher Collymore was the Waterford, St. Michael school’s main weapon with 28 points but he has been crying out for help on the offensive end from the start of the season and again, it just wasn’t happening.
At Husband’s, St. James, Queen’s College got contributions from several players as they easily defeated Frederick Smith 53-26. The consistent Kieron Savoury had 13 points while Devin Butler and Nathan Leacock added 10 and 12 points respectively.
ellerslie lose out
At Crumpton Street, The City, Harrison College got the better of Ellerslie, 37-33, in a low-scoring affair. Both teams missed some easy lay-ups and were guilty of forcing shots.
Ellerslie, though, had the better of the first half when they led Harrison College 20-13. But after the break the Black Rock, St. Michael school simply went to sleep, especially on offence. Their lead swiftly evaporated and with Christopher Holder stepping up his game, Harrison College surged to victory. Holder finished with a game-high 14 points while Alec Green scored 10 for Ellerslie.
At Martindale’s Road, The St. Michael School’s difficult season continued when The Lodge School defeated them 38-15. In the first-half St. Michael seemingly could not buy a point and finished with a miserly eight at the break. The second-half was slightly better, or less worse, with them added a further 10 points in another dismal showing.
Deshawn Clarke had 12 points for The Lodge School.