Holyrood School net double delight in basketball matches

PUBLISHED: 15:40 30 January 2018 | UPDATED: 15:40 30 January 2018

The Holyrood School boy’s Under-14 basketball team. (Left to right) Liborko Juriga, D’Angelo Porter, Oli Collins, Joe Burton, Harvey Evans, Will Board, Matt Green, Barnaby Willis, Archie Spokes

The Holyrood School boy's Under-14 basketball team. (Left to right) Liborko Juriga, D'Angelo Porter, Oli Collins, Joe Burton, Harvey Evans, Will Board, Matt Green, Barnaby Willis, Archie Spokes

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Holyrood Academy's U16 and U14 boys' basketball teams entertained teams from Park School.

The Holyrood School boy’s Under-16 basketball team. Back row (left to right) Charlie Clifford, Leo Govier, Sam Parker, Lewis Hole, Alfred Busby, Ollie Agathocleous. Front row (left to right) JJames Salaman, Manny Shahzad, Josh SalisburyThe Holyrood School boy’s Under-16 basketball team. Back row (left to right) Charlie Clifford, Leo Govier, Sam Parker, Lewis Hole, Alfred Busby, Ollie Agathocleous. Front row (left to right) JJames Salaman, Manny Shahzad, Josh Salisbury

The U14 team started strongly, with Harvey Evans and Archie Spokes scoring well; some good defensive work from the boys kept Park on the back foot and saw Holyrood going into the second quarter 8-0 up.

Oli Collins, Will Board and Barnaby Willis defended strongly and Holyrood continued to score, but Park were able to gain momentum in the second and third quarter.

The score was 20-14 to Holyrood at the beginning of the final quarter. The boys were confident that they could keep the lead if they all played to their potential. Some strong attacking from Park saw them reach 23 points, but Spokes and Evans continued to score to keep Holyrood in front. The game ended 30-23 to Holyrood with Archie Spokes named as Man of the Match.

The U16 boys also had a great start to their game as they took the lead early on. Sam Parker led from the front and had a fantastic first quarter scoring the majority of the points for the home side.

The energy levels and enthusiasm from the Holyrood boys surprised the opposition and it took them two quarters to get into their stride, but they then started to fight back. Despite some relentless defending from the likes of Alfred Busby, Charlie Clifford and James Salaman the away team were catching up.

With two minutes left of the game Park needed one point to win the game, but were unable to make the most of the free throw that ended the match and resulted in a win for Holyrood. Man of the Match went to Sam Parker.

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