Canterbury High School vs Copleston Sixth Form

Canterbury picked up a hard fought 72-66 victory over Copleston in EABL play Wednesday.

A late third quarter run keyed by Tyrese Walters and hot shooting from Ollie Waymark proved to the difference in a back and forth game.

Canterbury head coach Jesse Sazant was pleased with the result, saying:

“After losing so many close games in EABL it felt good to finally pull a win out. I thought the guys showed much better composure down the stretch and Ollie hit some big shots when it counted.”

Canterbury started out hot, hitting 5 3 pointers in the first quarter, with Waymark and Tumi Olojede hitting 2 each. An 11-3 start turned into a 22-12 lead after the first quarter.

A quick 5-0 Copleston run, cut the lead to 5 to start the second quarter. Canterbury quickly regained momentum going on a 16-6 run to stretch the lead to 38-23. However, Johnny Hall keyed a late 9-0 run to go into the half with Canterbury ahead 38-32.

The second half started with more of the same. Two threes from Caleb Fuller keyed a 10-4 run to tie the game 42. But Canterbury answered with a run their own, punctuated by two threes from Tyrese Walters to lead 58-51 at the break.

Neither team gained much momentum in the fourth. Every time Copleston closed the gap, Canterbury answered. And usually it was Waymark who answered as he scored 9 points in the final quarter, including his 5th 3 of the game.

Waymark top scored for Canterbury with 22 points, followed by Walters with 12. For Copleston, Fuller had 19, Hall 14 and Cameron Hawes 13.

Copleston, who are now 6-5, host Oaklands next week while 5-7 Canterbury host league leaders Barking Abbey.

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