Bristol Academy Flyers became the first ever South West side to win a junior national title on Saturday as they beat Lewisham Thunder 64-58 to take the 2013 Sureshot Under-18 National Cup.
With neither team being able to get an edge through the first 35 minutes of the game, Bristol went on a game clinching run in the last few minutes, led by MVP Tamas Okros who had 6 points, 2 rebounds, a steal, assist, block in the last 4 mins and 22 seconds of the game.
The England Under-18 finished with 18 points and 8 rebounds on 7/11 shooting and added yet another MVP to his trophy cabinet. Last year’s U16 Cup MVP Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye finished with 11 points, with Jonathan Orrells adding 9.
Myles Laurent-Smart led Lewisham with 17 points, whilst Kavell Bigby-Williams added 14 on 5/7 shooting for the Thunder.
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