Canterbury Academy 113 v 52 BHASVIC

The Canterbury Academy Crusaders moved to 4-0 in the EABL with a comfortable 113 – 52 win over BHASVIC on Wednesday.
Canterbury used a balanced scoring attack and a dominant defensive display in the first half to cruise to the victory.
Canterbury head coach Adam Davies was pleased saying: “Happy with how we won today. We played the way we want to but got a lot of different looks to what we have in previous games and scored a lot more in the paint. First half we were excellent on defence, played 1 v 1 with pride and help and rotated when we needed to. I’m pleased with our start overall in the EABL and look forward to a tough stretch when we turn after half term.”
Early in the game, Canterbury raced out to a 12-3 lead and never really looked back. Robbie Graham tallied 10 first quarter points, while EABL leading scorer Will Raife chipped in with 6, as Canterbury took a 26-10 first quarter lead.
Canterbury ramped up the defence in the second quarter holding BHASVIC to just 3 points. 7 different players scored for Canterbury in the quarter as they raced off to a 50-13 halftime lead.
BHASVIC came out fighting in the second half, as they piled on 27 third quarter points led by Fred Wilson and Finn Sweeting-Young. However Canterbury countered with 34 points of their own, led by Jonathan Fakile and Stiliyan Shterev.
BHASVIC couldn’t maintain their hot shooting in the 4th quarter as Canterbury continued to score freely with 11 different players scoring.
Crusaders’ first year guard Saleem Luis summed up the game saying: “Defensively we were unmatched throughout the game which is what lead to easy scores at times. Think the team communicated and shared the ball well which helped us play with passion for 40 minutes.”
Fakile led Canterbury with 21 while Graham (19), Shterev (15), Chester Morrell (15) and Raife (13) all joined him in double figures. Wilson led BHASVIC with 14 supported by Josh Last and Sweeting-Young with 10 each.
The league now takes a two week break for half term. When they return Canterbury face a trip to perennial favourites Barking Abbey while BHASVIC travel to undefeated JMA.

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