Canterbury High School vs Oaklands College

Canterbury High School picked up a solid 81-61 win over Oaklands College on Wednesday afternoon.

A 44-25 first half proved decisive, with Canterbury’s lead staying between 20 and 30 for the whole second half of the game.

“I was pleased with the way we defended today, especially in the first half,” said Canterbury Head Coach Jesse Sazant. “The guys executed the game plan well and lots of different players stepped up.”

Canterbury started out the game by gradually pulling away as Tunde Oyerinde and Jonathan Brown scored 8 points each in the opening quarter. By the end of the quarter, Canterbury were up 26-16.

With both teams switching defence between man and zone, Canterbury were able to stretch the lead in the second quarter. They held Oaklands to 9 points for the quarter, as they held Oaklands leading scorers Jordan George and Wes Moore to 2 points each in the opening half. At the other end 4 different players hit 3s for Canterbury in the quarter as they took control 44-25.

Oaklands has picked up a number of comeback wins this season but it wasn’t to be in this one. Jordan George broke free to score 9 points in the quarter, but Canterbury continued to consistently get scores and the lead continued to grow.

Midway through the fourth, Canterbury’s lead had reached 75-45. Oaklands closed the game on a 16-6 run, with Wes Moore scoring 10 points during the run.

Oyerinde led Canterbury with 22 followed by Brown with 18 and Elliot Bailey with 11. Moore and George finished with 15 and 13 points respectively to lead Oaklands.

Canterbury improves to 8-4 in second place in the East Conference while Oaklands falls to 4-7 in sixth place.

After the half term break, Canterbury will host BHASVIC while Oaklands travel to Copleston.

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