John Madejski Academy 115 – 69 Oaklands College

JMA came out on top in a comfortable win against Oaklands, winning 115-69, with Latrell Maitland and David Chive leading the way on the scoreboard with 20 and 21 points respectively.

JMA opened the game with a 10-3 to run followed by a 12-2 run later in the period to take control of the game early. However some outstanding shooting behind 5 three-point makes had Oaklands scoring at a good rate. At the end of the first quarter JMA led 37-23. Ross Stepney got the Reading side settled with 16 quick points in the opening period.

JMA were consistent scoring 32 points in the second quarter while they improved defensively, holding Oaklands to 10 points in the quarter and extending their lead at halftime to 69-33. Victor Gadea had himself a strong second quarter scoring 11 of his 13 points for the game.

The third quarter continued in familiar trend with JMA scoring 35 points while Oaklands answered with 16 of their own to finish the quarter 104-49 in JMA’s favour. Kivuvu Live picked up where he left off with another double digit quarter on the score sheet, adding 13 more.

Oaklands continued to battle and play hard, culminating in a 20 point final quarter, with Jason Toumazi hitting two big three point shots in the 4th for the visitors. JMA finished the game putting the polishing touches on a convincing win with some big plays courtesy of shooting guard Asher Ndah.

David Chive led all JMA scorers with 21 in less than two periods, in similar fashion Latrell Maitland finished with 20 and Kivuvu Live chipped in with 19 points. Oaklands were led by Tom Willmore and Oliver Wright both on 14 followed by Jason Toumazi Veiz Cani on 10 points.

Alan Keane noted after the game “It was a positive performance from our guys today, it was great to see our guys play at a high pace with good spacing and timing. However I must commend Oaklands on their ability to shoot the 3 so well making 13 threes.”

JMA travel to Canterbury next Wednesday Feb 12th while Oaklands host UPS.

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