Knights get the victory


Sports Reporter


The Government Secondary Schools Sports Association (GSSA) continued its senior basketball season at the DW Davis Gym yesterday.


CR Walker Knights - 66

GHS Magic - 44

THE Magic defense had no answer for Van Hutchinson as the Knights’ versatile forward delivered a dominant performance at both ends of the floor in the win. Hutchinson finished with 32 points, 13 rebounds, five steals and three blocks, all game highs.

Mark Emmanuel added 13 points, seven rebounds and five steals while Devontee Gibson finished with eight points, nine rebounds and five steals. Gary Rolle led the Magic with 17 while Daron Taylor added eight points.

The Knights led by as much as 25 while shooting 45 per cent from the field, outscoring the Magic 16-8 in second-chance points, and winning the rebound battle 41-34. Hutchinson shot an efficient 50 per cent from the field, but struggled at the line at just 36 per cent.

Both teams struggled from the line as the Knights shot 47 per cent and the Magic, 39 per cent.

Hutchinson’s biggest contribution may have come drawing fouls on the Magic lineup, who had four players foul out of the game. The Magic took an early 5-0 lead and led 18-16 with 1:47 left to play in the first quarter. The Knights ended the quarter on a seven-point flurry in 30 seconds, capped by a Hutchinson dunk just before the buzzer to give his team a 23-18 lead. Rolle picked up his fourth foul of the game on the opening possession of the second and the Magic would struggle to find scoring. The lead reached double figures for the first time on a Hutchinson layup, 31-20,  with 3:05 left to play in half and CR Walker took a 40-23 lead into intermission. The lead reached 20 for the first time in the third quarter on another Hutchinson fastbreak dunk and the Knights cruised to the 22-point win to open the second half of the season.


CV Bethel Stingrays - 37

RM Bailey Pacers - 8

THE Stingrays left little doubt on the scoreboard as they overmatched the Pacers from the game’s outset en route to the blowout win.

The Stingrays defense limited the Pacers to just three field goals the entire game and scored 20 points off 28 forced turnovers.

Shavonya Adderley led all scorers with 10 points, five rebounds and four steals, Tonique Ingraham added nine points and six rebounds while Angel Miller added six points and three steals.

CV Bethel opened on an 8-0 run and led 15-5 at the half. Adderley opened with a steal and fastbreak layup to open the second half.

Ingraham’s layup gave the Stingrays a 25-5 lead with 11 minutes left in the second half.

By the time the starters sat with just over five minutes left to play, the Stingrays led by 29, 34-5. CV Bethel outscored RM Bailey 16-2 in points off the bench, held an eight rebound advantage on the boards and limited the Pacers to just 13 per cent shooting from the field.

Pacers held without a field goal for 19 minutes of the second half. Alicia Major and Shameka Brown finished with three points apiece.


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