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School Sport: Redden Court sink Saints for title

PUBLISHED: 17:47 16 February 2015 | UPDATED: 17:48 16 February 2015

Pupils have been battling it out on the basketball court

Pupils have been battling it out on the basketball court

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Basketball boys clinch another Havering crown

Redden Court’s year 10 basketball boys went into the half-term holidays on a high after lifting the Havering Cup.

The Romford pupils travelled to old rivals St Edwards full of confidence, having won the first two games of their five-match series.

But they soon realised they were going to have to dig deep if they were to make sure of the title with a third victory.

Saints came out firing, with an aggressive defensive plan as well as finishing on the offensive end, and Redden Court seemed a little shocked to start with.

But as they settled into the game, Redden Court started to match the home team at both ends of the court.

An intimidating atmosphere seemed to play into the hands of the home team who were playing much better than Redden Court had encountered before.

And it was not until the third quarter that the Redden Court boys began to take control of the game, with Daniel Ogoro and Jed Roofe making some impressive three-point shots.

Enock Soganile, Daniel Francis and Charlie Haddon also played some amazing defence to silence the home crowd and provide Redden Court with a platform to stretch the lead.

And Redden Court were eventually able to walk away with a good win and another Havering Cup crown, as a PE spokespersaon said: “The RCS boys should be very proud of the way they handled themselves in a difficult environment.”

Redden Court: Enock Soganile, Jed Roofe, Daniel Ogoro, Daniel Francis, Steven Banham-Scott, Conor Hartwell, Charlie Haddon, Hanry Jonivicous, John Doku.


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