The Gleaner ad­vance in Busi­ness House bas­ket­ball

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORT -

The Gleaner ad­vanced to the sec­ond round of the Busi­ness House three-on-three Di­vi­sion One bas­ket­ball league when they de­feated for­mer cham­pi­ons Grace Canning 27-24 at the Sta­dium Courts re­cently.

The Gleaner qual­i­fied for the next round by virtue of hav­ing won seven matches as against los­ing five.

Af­ter los­ing their top player, Omar Wolfe, at the start of the sea­son, The Gleaner strug­gled in the early matches, but the play­ers grad­u­ally im­proved and with their cap­tain, Keneil Allen, com­ing up big with three point­ers, in re­cent matches, the team was able to qual­ify.

Allen scored a game-high 12 points against Grace, whose top player, An­drew Goul­bourne, replied with 11. The Gleaner won the Di­vi­sion Two ti­tle in 2013 and have been cam­paign­ing in Di­vi­sion One since the 2014 sea­son. The fi­nal of the Cen­tral Manch­ester Sports Devel­op­ment Com­mit­tee netball leagues will be hosted at the May Day High School grounds next Sun­day.

The day’s ac­tiv­ity be­gins with the third-place match in the Ju­nior League be­tween Porus and Broadleaf at 2:15 p.m. The Se­nior League third-place play­off be­tween the Po­lice team and Newleigh All Stars starts at 3 p.m.

The Ju­nior League fi­nals fea­tur­ing Al­bion and Pear Tree gets un­der way at 3:45 p.m. The grand Se­nior fi­nal be­tween Wil­liams­field and Bom­bay is ear­marked for 4:30 p.m.

As an ad­di­tional at­trac­tion, fans will be treated to the foot­ball fi­nal of the Knock­patrick Di­vi­sion. That match will kick off at 3:30 p.m. The fi­nal­ists will be de­ter­mined soon. Hen­riques

Hen­riques, who is look­ing to bet­ter his cur­rent fourth-place rank­ing among the best Ja­maicans who com­pete in­ter­na­tion­ally, tal­lied 606 points from seven stages, a whop­ping 195 more than sec­ond-place Sue Ann Hen­riques, who shot at 67 per cent. It was the high­est mar­gin of vic­tory by per­cent­age in a ma­jor match at the Manch­ester Ri­fle and Pis­tol Club.

Owen Camp­bell, who de­nied Hen­riques a clean sweep of the stages by win­ning Stage Seven – val­ued at 100 points – was third with 382. Ellsworth Dixon and Thomas Jones com­pleted the top five.

Des­mond Prince, who fin­ished sixth at 53 per cent, was the most strik­ing lower-placed re­sult.

Prince, who took up shoot­ing se­ri­ously only last year, was pro­duc­ing his best fin­ish among more ex­pe­ri­enced shoot­ers in a ma­jor match.

The US Na­tion­als will be staged from Oc­to­ber 9-10 in Frost­proof, Florida. of the Munro Top Rock 6.5 km walk race last Sun­day.

The event, which is the ini­tia­tive of the Munro Col­lege Old Boys’ As­so­ci­a­tion, was be­ing held for the first time.

The route be­gan on the north end of the over 200 acres school prop­erty, go­ing down­wards into the com­mu­nity be­fore ask­ing ath­letes to ne­go­ti­ate the fa­mous Chelsea hill, which has an el­e­va­tion of over 100 me­tres.

McKen­zie’s time of 52 min­utes and 18 sec­onds was 15 min­utes bet­ter than any other fe­male par­tic­i­pant but was fourth over­all in the men’s cat­e­gory.

The two first places in the men’s event were taken by Munro Col­lege school­boys Re­jeanne McC­ly­mont (48 mins) and Dean Wit­ter (50:58.39 mins). Third place went to Richard Bryan, who fin­ished in 50:59:31 and who took the over­all over-40 cat­e­gory.

McKen­zie will now look to de­fend her Church Teach­ers Col­lege 5 km ti­tle. She is a dis­tant rel­a­tive of for­mer top road racer Lin­ton McKen­zie.

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