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Posted on December 13th 2017
Year 9 Basketball - HBAED 14 Harris Academy South Norwood 56
The game began at an electric pace with both teams going back and forth. Hermann made an instant impact, dominating on attack and defence. Massive displays of strength kept their best player in check for most of the first half while effectively rebounding and scoring.
With the score close at the end of the first quarter, HASN started pushing out in front. Their secondary team played as strongly as their starting five, capitalising on every mistake that we made.
The half time break allowed time to recharge the batteries, with Deyjohn flying out the gates like a whippet. Deyjohn made some key plays, the highlight being a reverse layup in traffic while drawing the foul. HASN began to argue amongst themselves while we initially outscored them in the second half. The floodgates opened once Gareth was fouled out of the game. Gareth was having a fantastic game, making multiple interceptions and a very key block. The fourth quarter was dominated by HASN, showing their strength in depth and fitness. Carlos showed no fear defending players almost twice his size and displaying some excellent dribbling skills.
Overall, poor shooting from the free throw line and giving away silly fouls cost us big time. However, a lot of promising play was displayed, and with a few different bounces off the rim the game could have been a different story. Even when the chips were down, a positive attitude was displayed by all members of the team. Massive thanks goes to Mr Maserejje for his amazing refereeing skills. Also, David and Rio for keeping track of the score.
Basketball club runs for KS4, 4pm, Thursdays.
Most Valuable Player - DeyJohn. With the heart of a lion, Deyjohn showed no fear. He contested every ball and had been determined to score after our first game, which he did.
Stepping Up - Harry. In his first game for the team. Harry put in a solid performance, transferring his handball skills to the basketball court effectively.