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School Sport: Redden Court miss out

PUBLISHED: 14:44 21 January 2015 | UPDATED: 14:45 21 January 2015

Pupils are battling it out on the basketball courts of Havering

Pupils are battling it out on the basketball courts of Havering

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Basketball boys find rivals too strong

Redden Court’s year 10 boys played their second match in the Dynamik National Schools competition against St Bonaventures and got off to a good start with everyone on court playing tough defence and making intelligent plays in the offensive end.

The game was evenly matched until the end of the third quarter as both teams struggled to break the other down.

The fourth quarter began with St Bons, last year’s National champions, asserting their dominance on the game and scoring seven unanswered points.

And although Redden court bounced back with Jed Roofe hitting a big three-point shot, it proved to be too little too late as they lost 72-60.

Squad: Enock Soganile, Jed Roofe, Daniel Ogoro, Charlie Haddon, Stephen Banham-Scott, John Doku, Conor Hartwell,Henry Jonavicius.

Redden Court met favourites Barking Abbey just 24 hours later and their fatigue was evident from tip-off as they struggled failed to create scoring opportunities.

Abbey capitalised on this by taking a commanding 26-2 lead early on, but Redden Court fought back in the second quarter and outscored the visitors.

Tiredness began to set in during the second half, though, and Abbey proved too strong.

The Redden Court students did not give up and played as hard as they could until the end of the match, with the final scoreline of 88-45 not truly reflecting their efforts.

Squad: Enock Soganile, Jed Roofe Daniel Ogoro, Charlie Haddon, Stephen Banham-Scott, John Doku, Conor Hartwell, Henry Jonavicius.


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