Barking Abbey School vs City of London Academy

Barking Abbey stayed unbeaten in the EABL with a 79-64 win over City of London Academy on Wednesday afternoon.

A strong opening quarter for Barking Abbey set the tone as Tautvydas Meliauskas buried 4 threes leading the home side to a 23 to 18 advantage.   The rest of the game remained close as CoLA used some strong defensive pressure and good shooting from Louis Norton to always keep within touching distance.

 A 49 to 47 lead for Barking Abbey deep into the third quarter was turned into a 10 point game as Ade Adebayo reeled off seven straight to give Abbey an advantage they wouldn’t lose.

 Adebayo led Barking Abbey with 23 points, whilst Meliauskas finished with 14 and Nathaniel Powell 12. For City of London Academy, Louis Norton scored 22 points; Kaleb Woldeyes had 11 and James Hamilton 8

 Barking Abbey coach Lloyd Gardner commented, “All credit to City of London today, I thought the energy that they played with made this a really difficult game for us. We dealt with some adversity well and I was pleased with our response when we needed to step up.”

 Barking Abbey face a tough road game to Reading next week at JMA, whilst CoLA will travel to the South coast to play Itchen.



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