Bournville College vs Allerton High School

On Wednesday afternoon Bournville College overcame Allerton Sixth Form College, 77-56, at home in what would be an excellent display of elite level basketball by both teams.

The away side came to Birmingham having defeated the hosts in their first encounter and off the back of a dissapointing loss to Derby College/Noel Baker School. Bournville on the other hand, were playing their first league game after a four week break since playing SGS.

Both teams came out in a dogged man to man defence making scoring a premium in this game. Led by Nathan Ramsdale-Owen’s 7 points, Bournville would edge the first quarter 13-8.

In the second quarter, the Bournville speed would start to tell and they created turnovers and opportunities to run and would take the quarter 22 – 13.

The third quarter would see Bournville continue their offensive punch, with Meris Mazalovic leading the way on offence. At one point, Bournville College would hold a 20 point lead and the game looked over. However, Allerton’s never say die attitude would see them make a run in the third quarter eventually losing it 23 – 17.

With a 20 point lead going into the fourth quarter, Bournville College struggled to close the game out and at one point Loreto got within 11 points. However, the depth of Bournville’s bench would see the danger off and Bournville would eventually came out winners, 77- 56.

“I’m pleased with the win particularly given how long a break we’ve had,” Bournville Head Coach Nigel Hanson said.

“However, with that game out of the way we can look forward to challenging for a playoff spot”

Bournville were led by 20 points from Meris Mazalovic, 12 Xavier McIntosh and 12 from Nathan Ramsdale Owen. Allerton were led by 20 from Michael Savery-Richards with 13 from Jaka Pandza.

Bournville College return to action Thursday afternoon at Derby College/Noel Baker School, whilst Allerton face SGS next week.

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