Defending champions Grace Canning retained the Division One three-on-three Business House basketball title when they swept Guardsman Gunners 3-0 in the best of five finals on Wednesday night at the Stadium Courts.
Grace Canning, who were winning their third consecutive Division One title, came from a six-point deficit at half-time to beat Guardsman 30-27 in Game Three, which proved very competitive.
Thanks to a game-high 21 points from top shooter and MVP Kevin Daley and 16 rebounds from Andrew Goldbourne, Grace Canning rallied strongly in the closing stages to win an exciting contest. National player Omar Barnes was the top shooter for Guardsman with 10 points.
On Monday night at the same venue, Grace Canning beat Guardsman 33-30 in Game Two with Daley scoring 22 points and Barnes 16 for the losers.
Meanwhile, National Housing Trust also swept their opponents Jamaica Infrastructure Operators in three matches, winning 20-18 on Wednesday night to close out the series. On Monday, they won Game Two 27-25, with top shooter Jevaune Bailey leading the way.
Jamalco were crowned the 2013 Business House Reggae Jammin 50-over league champions when they defeated Jamaica Broilers by four wickets in the final at Red Stripe Oval, Spanish Town Road, last Sunday.
With the effects of overnight rain having reduced the number of overs to 30 a side, Jamaica Broilers batting first made 122 for nine - Peter Cabbalero 20, Marinaro Dixon 19, Andrew Davis 18; Marcel Parchment taking 3-15, Errol Thomas 2-17, Derrick Spence 2-24.
Jamalco replied with 125 for six off 27.3 overs. After losing former national Under-19 player Peat Salmon for two, Jamalco achieved their objective through the efforts of Tino Osbourne, 37 not out, Erron Downer 27, and opener Dwayne Bennett 24. Mario Davis took 2-24 and Oraine Williams 2-29.
Jamalco capped a highly successful season by winning three competitions - the Reggae Jammin league Twenty20 title and the Hermon Spoerri double wicket in which Jamalco 'A' beat Jamalco 'B' in the final.
The Business House Cricket Board will hold their presentation function on November 30 at a venue to be announced.
21-Strong will face Cascade in the final of the Fenley Douglas-sponsored Waterford Community Corner Football League at the Waterford field tomorrow, starting at 3:30 p.m. Nicholas Scott was the hero for 21-Strong as he scored two of his three goals in the last two minutes to earn 21-Strong an exciting 3-2 win over Bomb Squad in last Sunday's semi-final.
In that game, Bomb Squad looked
Portmore One (Passagefort) Youth Power Group (YPG) copped the Young Power Group all-Island Church Football Champion League title with an emphatic 10-1 win over Montego Bay YPG in the final played at the Waterford Community field last Saturday.
Andre Kepple led the way for Portmore One, scoring all of three goals. Romario Mitchell and Roman Mitchell netted two
"For me, this one (tournament), is the best. All the branches came to play and the response was good," Gomes said at the presentation ceremony.
President of Tru-Juice FC, Julius Thompson, has promised that patrons attending today's Tru-Juice 12th anniversary can expect a fun-filled day of activities at Tru-Juice Sports Complex in Bog Walk, St Catherine.
"I anticipate a fun-filled day for the entire community to enjoy. This year surrounds our fans and we are treating them to an exciting day of sports," Thompson said.
He added: "I am honoured and humbled to be a part of this milestone event. Tru-juice FC continues to thrive amid the turmoil surrounding clubs and the sport in general. This year, we celebrate our 12th anniversary with a lot of optimism as we welcome a new sponsor on board in the form of Morrison's Construction Equipment & Quarry."
The Natalie Neita-Headley Netball Competition will commence with a rally and there will also be a domino competition. The day will also involve Corporate Jamaica as the companies in this region will be participating in the same sporting disciplines. Corporate companies include Trade Winds Citrus, Wisynco, Food For The Poor, Morrison's Construction, Equipment & Quarry, Nestlé, and ReggaeCity. The sponsors are Tru-Juice, Wisynco, Morrison's Construction, Equipment & Quarry, and Rum-Bar Rum.
Joint leaders Ken's Wildflower and Westchester Rudiz, both on 20 points, will meet in a potentially pulsating match at the Ken's Wildflower Sports Bar and Lounge in Bayside, in the Colin Fagan-sponsored South East St Catherine Constituency Domino League tomorrow. In other games, Waterford United should bounce back to winning ways as they play lowly placed Westchester United on Westchester Avenue. Red-hot Portmore Lane Tigers, also on 20 points from six matches, have an easy task against Garveymead, Rising Sun will get a rough day against Passagefort United. All games begin at 1 p.m.
Power of Faith's goal attack, Debbie-Ann Coghiel, could walk home with the top prize of best shooter, at the presentation of awards and trophies for the Power of Faith Ministries (PFM), Church Netball League set for 5:30 p.m., today at the PFM Multi-purpose Complex. It will be a two-way battle between the PFM pair of Melonie Henry and Debbie-Ann Coghiel for the best shooter title. Other awards are also up for grabs. PFM won the league title after a 30-16 victory over Lighthouse in the final. PFM also won the rally title.
Defending champions Porus, Bonito Strikers and Georges Valley secured wins during the third round of the 2013 Peter Bunting-sponsored Central Manchester Constituency Football League last weekend.
In last week's round of matches, Porus handed the previously unbeaten Top Bellefield a 4-0 spanking to go top of the Bellefield Division Zone. They have now scored a total of 17 goals without conceding any. Bonito Strikers edged Mandeville United 1-0 while Georges Valley had a 1-0 win over Cedar Grove.
In other third-round results, Royal Flat edged Grey Ground 1-0, and Heartease also clipped Three Chains 1-0.
The Manchester Rifle and Pistol Club (MRPC) will host the third and final leg of its flagship series, the National Street Gun Championship, tomorrow. The venue will, as usual, be its Lincoln range, four and a half miles north west of Mandeville.
The Street Gun Championship is open to all legitimate firearm holders. No rig is required as the stages merely mimic local danger scenarios in which the holder may be called on to defend himself. There is no registration fee for the actual competition, but there is a $1,000 gate charge.
The tournament also features the exciting man-to-steel contest, which requires no previous experience and is open again to all licensed firearm holders.
The Oracabessa Foundation-sponsored primary-school leagues continued on Thursday at the Eden Park Sports Complex in Jacks River, St Mary, with the playing of two football games.
In Game One, Galina Primary thumped Newstead Primary 6-0 to gain leadership of Zone A. In Game Two Albion Mountain Primary and Boscobel Primary played to a 2-2 draw.
In the netball competition, the lone scheduled game was not played as Galina Primary surrendered the points by not turning up for their netball encounter versus Newstead Primary.