- National Teams
The Under-13 and Under-15 Final Fours took place on Saturday at University of East London Sports Dock, East London, with both Peckham Pride (U15) and NASSA (U13) being crowned national champions.
Check out the recap below:
Kemar Hawes was named MVP, as he went off in the fourth quarter to lead his side to the win, going 7/9 from the field and 4/5 at the line to finish with an 18 point period. Hawes finished with 26 overall, whilst Sam Japhet-Mathias added 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocked shots.
Courtney Grant-Allen had 13 points to lead Haringey, with Tolu Babalola joining him in double figures with 10 and 8 boards (box score).
The final was marred by an altercation after the game that led to the police being called. It remains unclear exactly what happened but there will no doubt be repercussions for those involved.
Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) took third place after beating Brentwood Fire 89-77 in the playoff. In the semi-finals, Peckham Pride dispatched of NASSA 82-60, whilst Haringey beat Brentwood Fire 88-32.
1st Peckham Pride
2nd Haringey Hawks
4th Brentwood Fire
Demilade Adenuga was unstoppable on his way to the MVP trophy, as he finished with 45 points and 10 rebounds, whilst last year’s MVP, Sam Kato, had 17 points, 19 rebounds and 6 assists. Shaheem Tuvera added 23 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for NASSA.
London Feltham were led by Darik Tannis-Harriet’s 31 points, 6 assists and 4 steals, with Dante Bailey adding 28 points and 14 rebounds (box score).
Brentwood Fire cruised to third place after routing Worthing Thunder 118-34 in the playoff, whilst in the semis, NASSA beat Brentwood Fire 87-72, and London Feltham beat Worthing Thunder 84-70.
2nd London Feltham Warriors
3rd Brentwood Fire
4th Worthing Thunder
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Image Credit: NASSA & Peckham Pride Twitter