City of London Academy vs BHASVIC

A competitive BHASVIC travelled up to South East London to take on CoLA and fell 96-43 at City of London Academy in front of the usual Wednesday packed house.

BHASVIC jumped out to an early 4-0 lead scoring easy baskets scored by Enoch Quarcoo. This came from a lack of concentration and poor execution from the home team.

After a change in personnel with early substitutions, the South East London outfit begun to hit their stride and put points on the board behind the impact play of James Hamilton and Xavier Donegal and CoLA being up 10, 20 – 10.

The second quarter was much the same as the first, with BHASVIC competing on both ends of the floor and CoLA needing to make changes to impact the game. CoLA went into the half up 20, 45-25.

The third quarter CoLA played more efficient basketball, going to their inside game with Peter Turay and Samuel Keita combining for 15 of the 25 points scored in the period and grabbing literally anything that came off of the glass.

CoLA now hit their stride but BHASVIC, despite the scoring margin kept up the fight behind the determined play of Naseem McLoughlin and Callum Collins. However, CoLA kept their visitors at bay extending their lead and running out victors 96-43.

CoLA were led by 14 points from Peter Turay and 13 from Dylan Darbin. BHASVIC had 16 points from Naseem McLoughlin.

“All credit goes to the BHASVIC players for the grit and fight they showed,” said CoLA Head Coach Sterling Muschett.

“The first half they just kept on coming at us, especially on the glass. We started out very sloppy and too ‘cool’. We took too long to get out of that mindset. I was particularly pleased with Sam, James and Peter who gave us an inside presence, this then fed through to all the boys and contributed to us stretching the lead.”

The next game for CoLA will sees them host Itchen on Nov 8th after the half term with BHASVIC making the journey to Copleston on the same day.

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