City of London Academy 68 – 95 Canterbury Academy

Canterbury took the head to head tiebreaker against CoLA as the teams meet for the second time this season, with a very good second half performance pushing Canterbury to a 95-68 win.

The first quarter was closely contested with 5 lead changes but it was Canterbury who ended the quarter with the last 5 points to give the visitors a 4 point lead 18-22.

The home team really stepped up the defensive intensity in the 2nd period, holding Canterbury’s leading scorer to just 3 points while Oscar Leigh-Hales and Wilfred Santhe returned fire with five points a piece closing the gap to trail by just 1 going into half time at 41-40.

CoLA couldn’t get going offensively and the fouls started to mount up with starting centre Andre Parker on the bench midway through the 3rd. A big 4th quarter from Canterbury, scoring 32 points and keeping the CoLA offence in check provided a lopsided final score.

City of London point guard Kavell Hawes said after the game: “I felt as though we had a pretty good first half, keeping the main scorers in single digits and controlling the tempo of the game but we lost our way in the second half and then relied on the 3 ball too much.”

Top scorers for CoLA were Kavell Hawes with 13, Oscar Leigh-Hales with 12 and Erikas Sendrauskas on 11.

For Canterbury, Alex Vaughan led all scorers with 21 as Robbie Graham and Jonathan Fakile chipped in 19 and 17 respectively.

CoLA are back at home in 2 weeks against JMA while Canterbury host Oaklands

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