Munro on high after nail-biting finish

March 08, 2017
Munro College quiz team (from left): Carlton Collins, Delano Mullings, Kirkland Webb and Jamie Lee Vernon (captain).


Munro has long made it clear that 'a city set on a hill cannot be hid', and the school from St Elizabeth ensured its lights were noticed, although by way of a close finish in the Schools Challenge Quiz third-round match.

The all-boys school snatched victory from Westwood High in a mouth-watering contest, which was aired on Television Jamaica (TVJ) last night.

At the sound of the final bell, only one point separated the teams, 35 to 34, in favour of Munro College, who will now advance to a familiar place, the quarter finals.

Kayoed Drake, coach of Munro College, said the close match was just what the doctor ordered.


Opening challenge


"It is the kind of closeness that you would like to have before a semi-final or a quarter-final. It means that the guys would have been battle-hardened, being so close and being able to pull off a victory," the coach said.

"The guys would have got the kind of experience that I was hoping for ... It has given the guys a little more mental strength," he added.

The opening challenge ended 10 points to seven in favour of Munro.

Westwood High trailed by three points 28-31, going into the last segment.

Munro College, despite being down 33 to 34 in the final moments of the game, kept their composure and nailed the last question just before the bell to grab victory.

Despite the loss, Roman Simmons, coach of Westwood High, had high praises for his team.

"The girls put out their best. I am very proud of them. They fought right to the end. There are areas to be worked on. They, however, defied the odds and beat some teams to get here. They put their all in this match. We will be back," he said.

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