John Madejski Academy vs BHASVIC

John Madejski Academy put last week’s defeat to Oaklands College behind them as they recorded a 90-56 win over BHASVIC in Reading behind Adrian Nosa Castillo’s 21 points on Wednesday afternoon.

JMA Assistant Coach Ben Fisher was pleased with his teams second half performance but knows there is more work today do after his team went into half time with only a six point advantage. He said:

“We are pleased to get back to winning ways today against a very high spirited and high energy team and in the second half we feel we took care of business better than we did in the first half.

“However, whilst we didn’t perform to where we feel we should have in the first half, it has meant that a lot of learning opportunities have come out the game and we will review where we need to be better. Having a sense of urgency in different parts of the game is something we rectified at half time and something we will continue to review and be better with but now we have got the job done we can turn our attentions to next week’s crucial match-up against Canterbury.”

In the opening exchanges of the game it was a relatively even affair and at the six minute mark, the visitors were holding their own and only trailed 8-6. A 7-2 run towards the end of the quarter ensured JMA would lead after the first ten minutes 17-11.

The home team extended their lead in the opening minutes of the second quarter thanks to 7-4 run and with six minutes of the first half remaining they led the game 23-15. However, BHASVIC responded really well and 10-2 run saw the away team tie the game at 25 midway through the second period.

JMA did however respond once again and an 11-2 before the break meant the home team went into the locker room with a 38-32 advantage despite a three on the buzzer from BHASVIC’s Naz McLoughlin.

JMA took a hold of the game during the third quarter as they poured in 27 points to BHASVIC’s 16 and that was mainly thanks to 9-2 run to end the penultimate period. A 12-0 run by the hosts midway through the final stanza gave JMA their biggest lead of the game at 82-55 and they capped off the game with a 6-0 run running out winners by 90 points to 56 and recording their seventh win of the campaign.

Supporting JMA’s Adrian Nosa Castillo was Alex Drincic and Asher Ndah who had 17 points a piece and David Obediah who added 14.

For BHASVIC, Enoch Quarcoo led their scoring with 18 points supported by Naz McLoughlin’s 12 and 8 a piece from Jake Watson and Callum Collins.

JMA make the journey to Kent next Wednesday 31st January to take on Canterbury High School, whilst BHASVIC entertain the City of London Academy on the same day.

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