December 5 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Basketball: Marshalls Park 8 Barking Abbey 22
Marshalls Park’s girls basketball squad met Barking Abbey for a second time this season and put up a good fight on the court.
Having suffered a large defeat in their first encounter, the Romford pupils worked hard on their defence and adopted a half-court press, which managed to curb Abbey’s shooting.
Abbey took an early lead, nonetheless, but Emily Dempsey replied with a few lay-ups after a few attempts and Sydnie Barnes made some excellent space, dragging the Abbey defenders to the three-point line to allow Dayna Guinn to score in the key.
Ellie Noble showed excellent work in driving the Marshalls Park fast breaks into the corner, leaving Abbey with fewer opportunities.
And although Marshalls still ended up defeated, they took heart from the fact the gap has closed as both teams showed vast improvement.
Marshalls Park: Molly Egan, Ellie Noble, Emily Dempsey, Emily Streeet, Sydnie Barnes, Dayna Guinn, Amber Jarrett.
Christine Ohuruogu and Mo Farah have been nominated for the BBC Sports Personality of the Year.