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St George's, Hydel clash

Published:Monday | January 25, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer

Defending all-island champions, St George's College, will meet Hydel in today's semi-final of the ISSA/KFC Southern Conference Under-19 basketball competition at the National Stadium Courts, starting at 4 p.m.

In the opening Under-16 semi-final at 2:30 p.m., Jamaica College will tackle Ardenne High.

"We need to just stick to our game plan, run the offence and play good defence and we should win the game," said Hydel coach Clifford Brown. "We are also much stronger this time because we will have the full complement of players for this match."

Good defence

Last year's Most Valuable Player, Stefano Leslie, along with Patrick Dillion and Kemar Cummings, will lead the St George's charge.

Paul Oliphant, coach of first-timers Hydel, is also optimistic.

"We want to win the game, but we know that it is going to be tough because they are a good team," said Oliphant. "We are confident we can beat them again, but we just have to play good defence and play a good, disciplined game."

Hydel will be depending heavily on point guard Mikhail Robinson, forward Kenniel Allen and centre Jerome Anderson.