Canterbury High School vs BHASVIC

The Canterbury High School clinched a playoff spot with a comprehensive 97-59 win over BHASVIC in the penultimate week of the season.

Canterbury won all 4 quarters, as a balanced attack saw 6 different players hit double figures.

“It was a good performance by the team today,” said Canterbury forward Milo Gordon. “We did a good job of staying focused for 40 minutes but there is still room to improve as we build towards the playoffs.”

A couple of early 3 pointers set the tone as Canterbury raced out to a 10-2 lead. Fifteen year old Sam Alajiki, then asserted himself hitting a 3 and scoring inside as he scored 8 first quarter points. Elliot Bailey added 7 and Daniel Beard 5, as Canterbury finished the first quarter 25-11 up.

Jonathan Fakile took over in the second quarter scoring 10 points as Canterbury continued to stretch tehir lead, scoring inside and out. Andras Huber led the charge for BHASVIC scoring 7 points in the quarter as they began to score more consistently. By halftime the lead was 48-29.

BHASVIC started the second half strongly as Enoch Quarcoo scored 6 points as part of a 12-3 run. After the teams traded baskets for a few minutes, an 18-5 to close the quarter extinguished any hope of a comeback. Tunde Oyerinde keyed the run with a number of highlight plays on his way to 9 points in the quarter.

The final quarter was more of the same as Canterbury continued to stretch the lead, coasting to the 97-59 win.

Bailey led Canterbury with 18 points, joined in double figures by Oyerinde (15), Milo Gordon (14), Alajiki (12), Fakile (10) and Beard (10). Quarco led BHASVIC with 15 while Huber had 12 and Callum Collins 10.

Canterbury, who sit in second place in the EABL East Conference, finish the regular season with a trip to always dangerous Copleston. While BHASVIC will continue to look for their first win of the season when they travel to Oaklands next week.

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