Mayers unbeaten hundred pulls Pride out of trouble

first_imgBRIDGETOWN, Barbados, CMC – Kyle Mayers closed in on 500 runs for the season with his second hundred of the campaign to lift leaders Barbados Pride out of trouble and help them dominate yesterday’s day one of their sixth round match against Windward Islands Volcanoes. Sent in at Kensington Oval, the hosts were tottering on 132 for five after lunch before recovering to reach 357 for seven at the close, with the left-handed Mayers unbeaten on a splendid 121.He faced 135 balls in 3-¼ hours and struck 16 fours and three sixes. Ironically, his first hundred of the season – the maiden one of his first class career – also came against Volcanoes at Arnos Vale last month.Mayers, in his first season for his native Barbados after spending several season with Volcanoes, received support from all-rounder Kevin Stoute who made a breezy 46 and tail-ender Kemar Roach who struck a cavalier 41. Justin Greaves chimed in with 38 while opener Shayne Moseley got 36 and Test batsman Shamarh Brooks, 33.The day, however, belonged to Mayers, who carried his tally for the season to an impressive 498 runs.He featured in two key partnerships, putting on 96 for the sixth wicket with Stoute and adding a further 92 for the seventh wicket with Roach. Stoute faced 68 balls and struck five fours and a six while Roach belted half-dozen fours and a six off just 52 deliveries.Arriving at the crease with Pride fighting back on 128 for four, Mayers was unbeaten on 14 at tea to help the hosts move to 153 for five, and brought up his half-century off 77 balls with an all-run four off speedster Josh Thomas.Mayers eventually raised three figures off 124 deliveries with a gentle drive for a single to cover off leg-spinner Keron Cottoy with the close beckoning. He found an ally in Jomel Warrican (10 not out) late in the day to post 37 in an unbroken eighth wicket partnership.Pride had earlier made a stuttering start even though Moseley put on 40 for the first wicket with struggling Test opener Kraigg Brathwaite who managed just five.Thomas, who finished with two for 57, removed both in the space of five overs. Brathwaite perished for his fifth single digit score this season, caught at second slip defending while the left-handed Moseley played around a good length ball and had his off stump hit. Stumbling on 47 for two, Greaves stabilised the innings in a 50-run, third wicket partnership with Brooks before putting on a further 31 for the fourth wicket with Shane Dowrich (12).Pride were beginning to take control of the game when Both Greaves and Dowrich fell in successive overs with just four runs added, to leave Mayers and the lower order with the task of reviving the innings.last_img read more

Caldwell boys advance to sub-state championship; Argonia eliminated

first_imgCaldwell’s Colten Ward shoots over South Haven’s Garrett Bacon in sub-state semifinals in Attica.by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Both Caldwell and Attica opened up big leads early and cruised to wins in the Class 1A Sub-State tournament Friday in Attica. That sets up a final tonight with the Caldwell boys playing Attica. The winner moves on to the state tournament and the loser is done for the season.Caldwell is now 18-2 and Attica is 12-9. Attica is the defending state champion.The game for the substate title begins at 7:30 tonight at Attica.On the girls side, Cunningham (19-1) will play Caldwell (13-7) for the substate title at 6 p.m.Friday’s games:Caldwell 63, South Haven 32Caldwell put on a shooting exhibition in the first quarter, and played stifling defense to take a 25-2 lead early on. The Bluejays led 28-8 at the end of one quarter and 36-11 at halftime.Colten Ward had 23 points to lead Caldwell. Hie had six 3-pointers, and four of them were in the first quarter. He had 14 points in the first quarter. Caldwell had five 3-pointers in the first quarter and seven the entire game..Jalen Risley had 18 for Caldwell. Dilyn Volovka had 9, Andrew Dent 6, Corbin Rice 3, Justin Brown 2 and Dylan Schmidt 2.South Haven managed six points late in the first quarter, but the Cardinals did not have a field goal in the second quarter.Caldwell’s Jason Risley drives the lane vs. South Haven.South Haven had a couple 3-pointers in the third quarter and cut the deficit to 19, but got no closer.Lane Browning and Brayden Wilkey each had 11 for South Haven. Garrett Bacon had 6 and Rustin Blaylock had 4. South Haven ends its season at 7-16.Caldwell coach Jason Marlin said he was pleased with how his team played especially in the first quarter.“We had good defensive intensity. We came ready to play,” Marlin said. He added that the defensive intensity let up some in the third quarter.The Bluejays have not played Attica this season but they have played Argonia twice. Argonia played Caldwell a close game in one of those encounters.———Argonia’s Seth Hemberber shoots over Attica’s Ezra Goodman.Attica 56, Argonia 46Attica had four three-pointers in the first quarter and led 20-10 after eight minutes. Argonia made a run in the fourth quarter but got no closer than 10, and finished the game with four players on the court after some fouled out. Attica had six three-pointers for the game.The hot shooting continued for Attica early in the second and the lead swelled to 20.Argonia made a run late in the third and early in the fourth after trailing by 17. Argonia twice cut the deficit to 10 and had the ball, but could not get closer.With three minutes left Seth Hemberger fouled out, and moments later another player fouled out, and Argonia was left with four players.Blake Herndon led Attica with 18 points. He had three three-pointers and scored 11 in the second quarter.   Mason Miller had 12 points, and he had three three-pointers in the first quarter.  Mason McDaniel and Brady Ricke each had 9 and Ezra Goodman added 6.Attica did not have a field goal in the fourth quarter but the team did hit 9 of 12 free throws.Seth Hemberger had 19 for Argonia and Trevor Pierce had 17.  Anthony Handlin had 6 and  Zachariah Haxton had 4.Argonia ends its season at 7-14 and Attica is now 12-9.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? 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