SGS College Cruise into Final Past Milton Keynes College

SGS College became the first team to book their place in the 2014 EABL Championship Final after defeating Milton Keynes College 82-56 at UEL Sports Dock on Friday evening.

Undefeated SGS struggled to create separation early, but a dominant third period where they held Milton Keynes to just six points in the quarter, created a comfortable cushion from which they would cruise the rest of the way.

“It was a little tough at the start as we couldn’t quite get into the game, turning the ball over too much,” said SGS forward Tamas Okros, who led all scorers with 22 points and 10 rebounds. “We had a talk with the coach and he told us what we needed to do and we came through in the end.”

SGS went deep into their bench and finished with a balanced attack, seeing five players reach double figures, whilst holding EABL leading scorer Michael New to just 16 points, more than 10 below his average.

“Our transition defense was not very good in the first half,” said SGS Head Coach Andreas Kapoulas. “As the game went on I think we wore them down, did a much better job on our transition defence and our rebounding was a lot better.

“Overall, I’m pleased but it’s only the first part, tomorrow we’ve got to be ready for the final.”

SGS College will meet Barking Abbey in the final at UEL Sports Dock at 5pm on Saturday 10th May.

Image Credit: Abdul Kassim Photography

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