Canterbury High School vs SEEVIC College

Canterbury High School moved to 7-3 in the EABL Southern Conference with a comprehensive 109-50 victory over SEEVIC College on Wednesday.

The hosts won all four quarters comfortably to head into the Christmas break off the back of three straight wins.

Canterbury Coach Adam Davies was pleased with the win, saying, “I am happy with our performance today, we tried some new things and the guys did well to adjust. We did not shoot well in the first half, but our defence was the difference. We finally connected on some shots in the third and put the game to bed.”

The home side started the game hot and never looked back. Milo Gordon came out on fire, scoring inside and out, both in transition and in the half court. By the end of the first, Gordon would rack up 15 personal points, pacing Canterbury to a 26-8 lead.

Despite Canterbury struggling from the perimeter, nine further points from Gordon and six from Josh Moore kept the scoreboard ticking over for the Kent-based academy. SEEVIC got saw Tendo Meseorisa lead their effort with 12 first half points, but the visitors continued to struggle to score as Canterbury raced ahead to lead 49-19 at the break.

The hosts finally began to connect from the perimeter after the break, as they knocked down nine second half three-pointers. Will Raife made three triples in the third, while Moore, Gordon and Robbie Graham were also scoring freely to see Canterbury put 41 third quarter points on the board. Jacob Weekes made four three-pointers of his own for SEEVIC as the score stood at 90-37 entering the final stanza.

Canterbury’s scoring slowed down in the final quarter with both teams subbing freely. Gordon threw down his fifth dunk of the contest to finish with a career high 36 points and lead Canterbury to an eventual 109-50 win.

Joining Gordon in double figures were Moore (20), Raife (11) and Graham (10) as 11 different players scored for Canterbury. Meseorisa and Weekes were the only SEEVIC players in double figures as they led with 16 and 12, respectively.

Canterbury swingman Gordon summed up the performance saying, “It was challenging for us to focus for 40 minutes of the game and keep the same standard, but I feel like we got better as a team today and managed to that for around 35 minutes of the game.”

Canterbury will now head to the Haris Memorial Tournament in Manchester over the Christmas break before returning to EABL action on Wednesday 9 January, travelling to undefeated defending national champions Barking Abbey. SEEVIC will continue to look for their first win when they host CoLA to resume play in the EABL for 2019.

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