SCQ : St Jago marches into quarter-finals

March 09, 2017
St Jago High School quiz team: (from left): Jamaali Henry (captain), Javian Hudson, David Gayle, and Gifton Wright.
St Mary's quiz team (from left) Oraine Henderson, Shavane Clarke (captain), Kadean Graham, and Ashanna Douglas.

What began as an intense and competitive third- round match between former Schools' Challenge Quiz champions St Jago and St Mary High turned into lacklustre affair.

In the end, the number four seed St Jago advanced to the quarter-finals by way of a 33-24 victory.

St. Mary entered the competition as the 13th seed.

Team captain Jamaali Henry told THE STAR, "We feel accomplished. We worked hard for the win. We will be going back to the drawing board to come back. We want to take it all the way."

St Mary's captain Chavaugn Clarke told THE STAR his squad lacked confidence.

When asked about the match he said, "If it's one thing, it's a lesson to teach us next time to be more confident. It will also persuade us to study much harder and come back next year."

Both teams were even after the opening challenge, tallying six points each.

St Jago pulled away in the first and second 60-second periods of the speed section and seemingly put the match out of St Mary's reach.

The buzzer section lacked its usual excitement, but for St Jago the win was more important.

Third round matchups continue tonight with the fourth match of the round, with St Catherine's Dinthill Technical against Campion College from St Andrew.

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