Christ Church Foundation School’s (CCFS) basketballers took charge of business in their own backyard defeating Combermere 70-61 Wednesday evening at their Church Hill-based institution.
It was a match-up of high expectations between two of the top teams in this year’s National Sports Council Massy United Insurance Senior Basketball Competition which resumed for the first time Wednesday after the Christmas holiday break.
A game-high 19 points from Kahmal Boyce and Shaquan Carrington with 17, played crucial roles in Foundation’s victory in which they led the first three quarters at 15-13, 39-26 and 53-42 to dominate proceedings against the defending champions.
Also into double figures for Foundation were Carl Thorpe with 13 points and Dominic Jarvis who eventually fouled out having scored 11. The duo of shooting guard Carrington and center Thorpe led Foundation’s attack, with Thorpe also a tower of strength on defence. He dished out blocks on the likes of power forward Theo Greenidge. He also contributed with several assists to Carrington, a national youth player, who accounted for a number of layups.
Greenidge, who was part of last year’s victorious Combermere team, scored 16 points before fouling out in the fourth quarter. Combermere’s star shooter for the game was Jamon Phillips with 28 points with 13 of those being scored in the final quarter. Those two were the only ones to get into double figures with David Walker accounting for just seven, Krishna Quintyne, four, and two each from Agape Foster and Lamar Springer.