Point guard David Walkes finished with a game-high 23 points as Combermere broke a half-time deadlock to pull off a 67-41-victory over Harrison College and secure their spot in the knockout final against the Lodge School next week.
Playing yesterday at Waterford, Kiserian Adams chipped in with 18 points and Makaari Jones had 11, as the hosts produced a second half burst, to pull away from Harrison College after scored were tied 23-all at the half-time whistle.
For the visitors, only Joshua Lowe with 16 points reached double figures, as they failed to match the intensity of Combermere when it mattered most.
Combermere out-scored the Harrisonians to lead 15-11 after the first quarter before their opponents rallied in the second quarter to ensured the scores were tied at the half.
However, Combermere got the better of the exchanges in the third quarter to lead 43-29 at the start of the final stanza.
Adams, in particular, played a crucial role inside the paint for Combermere as he capitalized on the rebounds and forced quite a few turnovers, which were converted into scoring opportunities.
Harrison College responded well to the pressure initially but failed to cope with Combermere’s power forward Adams who, at over six feet, utilized his height well and was able to dominate the opposition defenders, and even delivered a mighty dunk to the delight of spectators and enthusiastic fans.
Lowe proved the standout player for Harrison College as he managed to get among the points, with the next best being four points each from Christian Holder, Jevaun Mason and Zion Hill.
A member of Station Hill Cavaliers Under-23 basketball team, Lowe was the only player to provide a challenge to the dominance of Combermere.
The second half was where it all fell apart for Harrison College as they were out-scored 20-6 in the third quarter and from there on, the hosts never looked back.