Eyrie edge QC
QUEEN’S COLLEGE’S travelling road show has been finally derailed.
The Eyrie only had room for one act in town.
Prolific swingman Darren Hunte had a season-best 37 points as Barbados Community College (BCC) ended basketball’s defending United Insurance Under-19 champs’ unbeaten streak in a 65-62 thriller on Tuesday.
It was the first time in three attempts that Queen’s College lost away from home, having recorded impressive road victories over Harrison College and Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic to start the season.
But the visitors never had an answer for Hunte – a former QC student himself – as the Eyrie Eagles had their own undefeated streak to keep intact.
Forward/centre Antonio Sealy topscored for Queen’s College with 27 points while Shaquille Rock added a further 11.
At Clapham, Justin Maloney and Omar Bowen scored 19 points apiece to lead the Polytechnic to a comfortable 70-49 victory over Harrison College.
Former Lester Vaughan guard Ashley Smith chipped in with 16 as SJPP turned a 25-24 half-time lead into a 21-point rout.
Akeem Stewart and Kevin Puckerin both scored nine points for the visitors. (JM)