John Madejski Academy vs BHASVIC

John Madejski Academy made it three wins on the bounce on Wednesday afternoon after they defeated BHASVIC 106-71 behind Asher Ndah’s 16 points.

JMA Head Coach Alan Keane was pleased to see his team record another victory and gave credit to his second unit for the contributions they made in today’s game. He said, “We are pleased with the performance overall, despite some lapses on defence at times, and in particular to our second unit who really built our lead in the second quarter so overall a positive, competitive outcome.”

“Credit to BHASVIC who shot the ball extremely well, but the most pleasing thing today was to see a balanced performance from the whole group.”

JMA started the game the brighter of the two teams as they raced into a quick 7-0 lead before a BHASVIC timeout made the difference, as they cut the deficit to just two. The home team restored their advantage and finished the first ten minutes of action 15-10 to the good.

The second quarter really became the deciding factor in the game with JMA’s second unit making a difference – dominating the period 24-4 to go into the locker room with a 56-26 advantage.

However, the third quarter was a different story as BHASVIC came out the better team and outscored the hosts 14-7 in the first five minutes of second half action. JMA were able respond and their lead was only cut by two points, leading 76-48 after thirty minutes of play.

The final stanza was a very high-scoring affair, as JMA really turned the screw at the defensive end which allowed them to get five dunks in transition and close out the game on top. BHASVIC offered some resistance and kept shooting the ball well from beyond the arc, but the game was sewn up and the home team came out 106-71 winners.

Supporting Ndah’s 16 points was a well-balanced attack for JMA with David Obediah scoring 15, Adrian Nosa and Ross Stepney adding 14 apiece, while David Chive finished with 13. For BHASVIC, Finn Sweeting-Young had a game-high 23 points, Ben Curran chipped in 12 and Matt Saunders contributed 10.

JMA return to action after the New Year after a postponement of their scheduled encounter with Itchen College, while BHASVIC face a trip to the capital to take on City of London Academy to close out 2018 on Wednesday 19 December.

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