Latest Jamaica News

McClanahan scores 26 to carry Nicholls St. over UMBC 82-72

Nov. 25, 2019 1:23 AM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Dexter McClanahan had 26 points, Warith Alatishe as Nicholls State defeated UMBC 82-72 in the Jamaica Classic on Sunday night. Alatishe finished with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Elvis Harvey Jr. had 17 points for Nicholls State (3-4) and Lorenzo McGhee added 13 points. Darnell...

Anderson, No. 15 Utah St. pull away late, beat UNT 68-59

Nov. 25, 2019 12:10 AM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Utah State might not have played its prettiest basketball of the season this weekend at the Jamaica Classic, but junior transfer Alphonso Anderson did, helping the 15th-ranked Aggies continue their best start in nearly 60 years. Anderson scored 10 of his 19 points down the...

Williams has career-high 27 in LSU’s win over Rhode Island

Nov. 24, 2019 5:22 PM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Emmitt Williams scored a career-high 27 points with nine rebounds and LSU bounced back from a disappointing loss to beat Rhode Island 96-83 on Sunday at the Jamaica Classic. Two days after blowing a 19-point lead in a two-point loss to No. 15 Utah in their Jamaica opener, the...

Dillard scores 12 to lead E. Michigan past NC A&T 58-54

Nov. 24, 2019 3:01 PM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Shamar Dillard and Noah Morgan each scored 12 points to carry Eastern Michigan to a 58-54 win over North Carolina A&T on Sunday at the Jamaica Classic. Eastern Michigan won its sixth straight game to open the season. Yeikson Montero added 10 points. Ronald Jackson had 13...

No. 15 Utah State rallies from 19-point deficit to beat LSU

Nov. 22, 2019 11:18 PM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Overcoming a 19-point deficit is like chopping down a tree according to Utah State coach Craig Smith. Down 54-35 with 16:32 remaining, No. 15 Utah State hacked away by making its first five 3-pointers of the second half. Alphonso Anderson’s 3 cut it to 71-67. “We...

Russell leads Rhode Island over North Texas 60-47

Nov. 22, 2019 8:32 PM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Fatts Russell scored 22 points — 17 in the second half — and Rhode Island beat North Texas 60-47 on Friday at the Jamaica Classic. Tyrese Martin scored 10 of his 15 points in the second half for Rhode Island (4-1), which trailed 27-24 at halftime but limited the...

Morgan, Montero lead Eastern Michigan past UMBC 62-45

Nov. 22, 2019 5:05 PM EST

ST. JAMES, Jamaica (AP) — Noah Morgan and Yeikson Montero combined to score 21 points and Eastern Michigan breezed to a 62-45 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County in the Jamaica Classic at Montego Bay on Friday. Morgan finished with 11 points, three rebounds and three assists for the unbeaten Eagles...

Jackson lifts NC A&T past Nicholls State in Jamaica Classic

Nov. 22, 2019 3:17 PM EST

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica (AP) — Ronald Jackson had 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead North Carolina A&T to a 66-54 win over Nicholls State on Friday in the Jamaica Classic. Tyler Maye had 19 points for NC A&T (2-4). Kwe Parker added 10 points and Webster Filmore had eight rebounds. The Aggies made 24...

17-year-old girl stabbed to death in Queens

Nov. 16, 2019 1:16 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl has been stabbed to death in Queens. Police say Talasia Cuffie was found lying on a sidewalk in Jamaica shortly before 10 p.m. Friday with multiple stab wounds. She was taken to Jamaica Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The teen was found on a...

Immigrants, led by Jamaicans, slow Baltimore population loss

Nov. 14, 2019 5:31 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Steve McMurray was not long out of high school when he moved to the United States. He left St. Mary Parish, a rural area in northeastern Jamaica, for trade school in Miami. He spent about a year and a half there, met a Jamaican girl with family in Maryland, and they moved here. Their...