Barking Abbey 84 – 56 Canterbury Academy

Barking Abbey maintained their unbeaten start to the EABL season with a convincing 84-56 home win against the previously unbeaten Canterbury Academy.

Barking started quickly by jumping out to a quick 8–0 run, forcing Canterbury to call an early timeout.  Canterbury would respond well, scoring the next five points but Barking would again go on a 12–0 run to end the quarter and hold a 15 point lead at the 1st break.

The 2nd quarter was very similar to the 1st with Barking do a good job of limiting Canterbury’s offence and varying their attack with multiple players contributing.  The half time score would be 49–23.

The 3rd quarter started poorly for the hosts who came out flat, forcing head coach James Vear to call an early timeout.  Barking’s bench responded well, especially behind Titus Warari and Jude Carmichael who steadied the ship and maintained Barking’s lead heading into the final quarter.

The 4th saw both teams enjoy good periods of play with Canterbury’s stand out guard Chester Morrell playing well.  Barking would see out the game though, staying undefeated in the process.

Barking head coach James Vear commented on the win: “I thought we came out with great energy to start, and defensively I thought we did a good job of limiting their guard play and trying to take away the 3 point shot.

“We are still trying to be more consistent both ends of the floor and it was a tough test for us today against a well coached Canterbury team.”

Top scorers fro BA were Titus Warari with 14 as Veron Eze and Sam Alajiki both scored 10. Chester Morrell top scored for Cantarbury with 11.

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