There was a massacre yesterday afternoon at Cane Garden, St Thomas, as Lester Vaughan had their way with Frederick Smith, defeating them 50-6, as the Co-operators General Insurance Junior Basketball Tournament continued
Lester Vaughan got off to a great start with the first three quarters’ scoreline of 16-0, 31-0 and 48-2, telling the story of Frederick Smith’s woes.
The tallest man on the court, Hason Ward, who played centre for Lester Vaughan, was instrumental in his team’s victory and he ended with a game-high 18 points, eight of those coming in the first quarter.
Then it was the turn of Lester Vaughan’s small forward Deshawn Bascombe-Howell who had six points in the second half and Nechad Drakes who supported with five points as Lester Vaughan basically scored at will. Bascombe-Howell ended the game with nine points while Drakes ended with seven.
In the penultimate quarter Lester Vaughan continued their onslaught and Frederick Smith found just one answer with two points from Jonathan Jordan. That effort almost paled into insignificance in the period as the Cane Garden school netted 17 in that third quarter. Ward did most of the damage in that quarter and it seemed not even prayer would have offered Frederick Smith any respite.
In the final quarter Lester Vaughan took their time and passed the ball around almost in exhibition style with Frederick Smith being starved of possession and only rescued by time on the clock. There was still a late moment of elation for the St James side, though, when Kyhia Dyall and Sheldon Bubury managed to score two points each in the quarter. But in the end the final whistle could not have possibly come any sooner for Frederick Smith.