Charnwood College vs Birmingham Met College

In a scrappy affair, Charnwood College took victory over Birmingham Met College, 72-66. With that Charnwood secured the 2nd spot in the All Midlands Conference and home seed for the playoffs Sweet Sixteen.

Charnwood started the game with great intensity and energy to get out to an early lead. Birmingham however would not allow the gap to get away and managed to keep the lead in single digits heading into the halftime break.

In the second half, Charnwood battled with some foul trouble whilst Birmingham made their push. Some pressing defense caused Charnwood to become unsettled and Birmingham capitalised. The gap got down to a single possession game. Although it was Charnwood who kept their nerve and managed to closeout the game with some great stops down the stretch. They were able to seal the victory with some cool free throw shooting.

Again, Charnwood’s roster shared its scoring load with four players making it into double figures. However, Jamie Percival was the standout performer with 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. Burton, McSwiggan and Yome were the other double digit scorers all grabbing 10 a piece.

Coach Jarram was very pleased to get a the win after Monday’s loss to Derby:

“A tough week for us, some inconsistent play and battling with fouls in both games, we need to learn how to adjust a little better during games. However, are goal on Wednesday was to be better than we were Monday night and that’s where our focus was.”

Coach Jarram continued to highlight the areas of emphasis with his group:

“Our defensive performance was better, we got back to holding teams more towards our target. We struggled in the second half, Birmingham put up a great fight but fortunately we did enough down the stretch to hold off Birmingham’s run and take the win. We will learn from this as we now prepare for playoff action.”

Birmingham finished out the season in 6th place in the All Midlands Conference (5-9). With this win Charnwood keeps their season alive securing 2nd place in the All Midlands Conference finishing with a 12-2 record. They will now host Preston College in the first round of the playoffs who finished in the 3rd spot in the North Sea Conference (7-4).

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