Fletcher charged up for Su­per Cup fi­nal

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS - Shayne Fair­man Gleaner Writer

Jour­daine Fletcher (right) cel­e­brates Corn­wall Col­lege’s vic­tory in the ISSA/FLOW Su­per Cup match against Claren­don Col­lege at Sabina Park on Satur­day. the FLOW Su­per Cup is con­cerned, has bagged two more than his Wolmer’s ri­val, Al­phanso Gooden.

“Yes, my team is the favourite, any team come we can win. I want to score for sure, and it de­pends on the game, but I want to give 100 per­cent in the fi­nal,” Fletcher out­lined.

Fletcher, who is on a high af­ter his hat-trick in the semi­fi­nal against Claren­don Col­lege, says he is ready for the fi­nals, un­der­lin­ing that he is de­ter­mined

CORN­WALL COL­LEGE (CC)tal­is­man Jour­daine Fletcher, who has siz­zled in this year’s ISSA/FLOW Su­per Cup with seven goals un­der his name, has no is­sue with CC’s tag as favourites go­ing into this year’s fi­nal against Wolmer’s Boys’ School at Sabina Park.

The for­ward has net­ted more than 20 goals so far this sea­son in all com­pe­ti­tions, and as far as to give every­thing to help his team to the ti­tle.

“I don’t know if I will score in the fi­nal. It de­pends on the game, but I want to give every­thing to help us win,” said Fletcher.

“I have a lot more goals to come and I want to go past 30 in the sea­son, so there is more to come for me and I am 100 per­cent sure we can win tro­phies,” he added.

“(This) was my best game (against Claren­don Col­lege); I was wait­ing on this match for a while and I just ex­e­cuted. We are the orig­i­nal CC, and we will give 100 per­cent in the fi­nal and try to score and win it for my team,” he stressed.

“Coach ‘Te­gat’ (Paul Davis), I re­spect him, but he and his team were hyp­ing, so we had to put them in their place.

“They are go­ing to come at us in the daCosta Cup again, but we are go­ing to come harder, too. We are the orig­i­nal CC,” added the player. West­ern Bureau: THOUGH HARD hit by the un­timely death of 17-year-old Spot Val­ley High School shoot­ing guard Say­mar Ram­say, the ISSA-run West­ern Con­fer­ence High School Bas­ket­ball Cham­pi­onship will go on, said Deon Wil­liams, vice-pres­i­dent of the West­ern Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion.

How­ever, teams will ob­serve a minute of si­lence be­fore the start of each day’s play with play­ers and of­fi­cials to wear black arm­bands in a show of re­spect, stated Wil­liams, who is also part of the West­ern Bas­ket­ball Ref­eree’s Group.

“The sus­pen­sion of the league was brought up dur­ing talks since Say­mar’s un­for­tu­nate pass­ing, how­ever, we think it’s fit­ting and right that we hon­our his mem­ory by com­plet­ing the sea­son,” said Wil­liams.

SOL­I­DAR­ITY

“With that said, we will be man­dat­ing that a minute of si­lence be ob­served be­fore tipoff at each match for the rest of the sea­son. In ad­di­tion, play­ers and of­fi­cials will be wear­ing black arm­bands, as we show sol­i­dar­ity with his school and his fam­ily,” he noted.

Ram­say’s fam­ily, the bas­ket­ball fra­ter­nity and the Spot Val­ley High School were plunged into mourn­ing when he died at hos­pi­tal of a sus­pected heartat­tack on Fri­day, a mere hour af­ter con­test­ing an Un­der19 bas­ket­ball game against Corn­wall Col­lege.

On Mon­day, he was re­mem­bered as an out­stand­ing stu­dent whose will­ing­ness to help oth­ers was one of his best at­tribute.

It was the sec­ond death of a stu­dent ath­lete in just about a month. In Oc­to­ber, St Ge­orge’s Col­lege Man­ning Cup team cap­tain Do­minic James also died at hos­pi­tal af­ter col­laps­ing on the field.

Their deaths have prompted the pow­er­ful In­ter-Se­condary Schools Sports As­so­ci­a­tion (ISSA) to an­nounce manda­tory med­i­cal screen­ing for stu­dent ath­letes, be­gin­ning next year.

A pair of resched­uled matches are set for Thurs­day, with home team Her­bert Mor­ri­son Tech­ni­cal tak­ing on Hol­land High in the U-16 cat­e­gory, be­fore Muschett High bat­tle Her­bert Mor­ri­son in the U-19 con­test.

GLAD­STONE TAY­LOR/ PHO­TOG­RA­PHER

RAM­SAY

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