John Madejski Academy 101 – 64 USP College

JMA came out on top in a comfortable win against USP, winning 101-64, with Ross Stepney leading the way on the scoreboard with 26 points.

USP opened the game with a 3 to lead 3-0 but were soon tagged back by JMA who went on a 11-0 run to take a lead they never relinquished and they led at the end of the first quarter 25-16. Kivuvu Live got the Reading side settled with 6 quick points in the 11-0 run.

JMA were consistent scoring 25 points again in the second quarter while they improved defensively, holding USP to 12 points in the quarter and extending their lead at halftime to 50-28. Ross Stepney had himself a strong second scoring 7 consecutive points en route to a 12 point frame.

The third quarter continued in familiar trend with JMA scoring 27 points while USP answered with 14 of their own to finish the quarter 77-43 in JMA’s favour. Stepney picked up where he left off with another double digit quarter on the score sheet, adding 10 more.

USP continued to battle and play hard, culminating in a 22 point final quarter, with Joe Dunbar having a very productive 15 point 4th for the visitors. JMA finished the game putting the polishing touches on a convincing win with some big dunks courtesy of point guard Victor Gadea’s assists; Kelsey Espeut finished off a back door lob with a 2 handed catch and flush while Kivuvu Live landed a right hand hammer over his defender from a nice drop off.

Ross Stepney led all JMA scorers with 26, Kivuvu Live had 24 and Victor Gadea chipped in with 12 points. USP were led by Joe Dunbar who had 24 points followed by Ade Adeyeye with 12 points and Elias Antoine had 7 points.

Alan Keane noted after the game “It was a positive performance from our guys today, we were better communicating which led to a better environment for the players on the court. We weren’t clinical enough in spells, so we’re still aiming for that consistent 40 minute performance from our guys.”

JMA travel to BHASVIC next Wednesday Jan 29th while USP host COLA.

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