Year 11 boys had their first competitive basketball fixture of 2021; the boys have been training regularly after school on Mondays in preparation. Our year 11 were physically a far bigger team; however, the opponents were more skilful and had played far more competitive games.
The year 11 boys flew into an early lead with captain S. N’Sapu Jr, scoring the first five points of the game with 2 baskets and a free throw. Bloxwich Academy rallied and continued to work the ball. However strong defence by B. Andrews, E. Blake and A. Reid kept them out, and C. Kumeso controlled the tempo.
Further scores by A. Reid, B. Andrews and E. Blake kept the scoreboard lead looking healthier by the minute. Bloxwich upped the tempo and their game becoming far more aggressive in the match trying to match our physicality. I. Dafe stood strong in receiving competitive challenges. S. N’Sapu Jr once again spear-headed a lot of what was positive regarding Turves play and with great rebounding and intricate passing, saw more points scored. This was backed up by some lovely shots from N. Zeray.
Turves’ year 11 boys eventually ran out winners: 27-14. The boys played with respect, without fear and with enjoyment. They were a great credit to the school for their performance.
Well done to the whole squad.