The North School Lions were back to winning ways on Wednesday afternoon with a convincing 105-58 triumph against Havering Sixth Form College.
The North got off to an emphatic start with intense defensive pressure and a high-paced offensive performance. Consistent finishing at the free throw line racked up the Lions’ points in the first period, which helped secure an impressive 31-11 lead.
Havering strung together some exciting runs in the second quarter, with Tim Alao adding nine points for his side. Despite Havering’s efforts, the Lions’ star forward and captain Sean Trumper, who contributed 10 points personal in the second period, rallied his side together to secure a 54-29 lead at the half.
Havering’s Ben Butawan opened the second half with a big three pointer to spark his team, but Lions’ guard Max Heath answered assertively with impressive perimeter play, leading The North to commanding 78-44 advantage at the end of the third.
Despite another strong quarter from Butawan, who registered 11 points personal in the final period, balanced scoring from the hosts helped them hold off the away side and close out a 105-58 victory as the final buzzer sounded.
The North School Coach Andrew Sunderland commented, “I was very pleased with our team performance tonight. We played with confidence throughout the game and proved our ability to turn up the defensive pressure when required.”
“It was also great to see our bench contribute so heavily to the game, every one of our guys played significant minutes and the performances showed great promise for the future.”
Sean Trumper led The North School with a remarkable 35 point, 29 rebound performance. Kai Potts added 21 points for the home side, whilst Max Heath also contributed 18 points from three-point territory. Havering Sixth Form College were paced by Ben Butawan who registered 28 points and 5 assists, whilst guard Samuel Roe added 14 points for the visitors.
When both sides return to the league following the Christmas break, The North School will travel to VI6 Colchester Colleges, whilst Havering will host Northfleet Technology College to resume the ABL regular season.