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Scotia, NHT set for title clash

Published:Tuesday | October 14, 2014 | 10:00 AM

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Scotiabank B and the National Housing Trust (NHT) will contest this year's final of the Business House Divisional B League following close semi-final victories on Saturday.

Scotiabank secured their place with a 45-43 win over Sagicor A at St Andrew High School, while NHT booked their place by beating GraceKennedy 43-41.

Winston Nevers, coach of Scotiabank, expects a keenly contested final.

"It is going to be a good final because there are two good teams and the match-ups are always very close," said Nevers. "I believe that the teams that make the better decisions on the day will win the game."

Good players

Nevers added: "Both teams have good players, because Jodiann Ffrench is on the NHT team and she is a very good player who likes to dictate the pace of the game, and so we will have to take a deep look at it in our preparations for this final."

Nevers' opposite, Dalton Hinds, also expects an exciting game.

"These are two very good teams and I think both teams are strong all round because they both have good shooters and good defenders," said Hinds.

He added: "I think it is going to come down to the team that can soak up the pressure the most. But we are a very good team and we are preparing ourselves to win the final."

Jamaica National Group of Companies and Bank of Jamaica (BOJ) will contest the Intermediate A final. Jamaica National defeated Guardian Life Insurance 38-34 and BOJ eased past LIME 31-24.

Junior League final

National Water Commission (NWC) reached their Junior League final after defeating Housing Agency of Jamaica 26-24.

They are now awaiting the winners of the semi-final between Norman Manley International Airport and Aerotel, which will be held next Tuesday at St Andrew High School.

Xerox qualified for the Intermediate B final after thrashing Sagicor B 38-16. They now await the semi-final winners of the game between The Gleaner Company and Jamaica Money Market Brokers. This game will also be played next week Tuesday at St Andrew High School.

Meanwhile, in the Senior A League play-offs, the Jamaica Transport Authority outclassed Jamaica Broilers 51-37. Scotiabank A are the other participants in the A League, which is being played on a round-robin format among the three teams.