Queen’s College emerged victorious, 33-23, in a low-scoring encounter over Christ Church Foundation as the National Sports Council’s Massy United Insurance-sponsored Secondary Schools Basketball Competition continued yesterday.
Playing at their home court, the boys from Husbands, St James lead at the end of the first quarter 8-4 in what was a lacklustre affair where both sides found it increasingly difficult to get the ball into the hoop. The second quarter followed the same pattern as Foundation was only able to muster three points and Queen’s College, five, as they took a 13-7 lead into the third quarter.
The offensive game of both teams improved marginally after the half-time break with Devon Deane for Queen’s College and Shaquan Carrington for Foundation seeming the most likely to boost their schools’ points tally.
However, it was mainly a case of rushed shots and a failure to set up proper plays on offense. At the times the game became somewhat of a scrimmage.
Queen’s College ended the third-quarter with a 24-16 advantage and they maintained their superiority until the final whistle. Both Deane and Carrington ended with nine points each.
The Combermere juggernaut travelled to Eyrie, St. Michael and scored an important 55-44 victory over Barbados Community College on the latter’s home court. The highly promising Kadeem Brathwaite top scored for Combermere with 15 points, with Christopher Collymore, 12, and Derion Hurley, 11, being the principal scorers. For BCC, Anderson Gittens top scored with 18 points and Dominick Babb chipped in with 10.