Newham, Barcelona & Manchester All Victorious at U16 & U14 Battle in the Capital -

Newham, Barcelona & Manchester All Victorious at U16 & U14 Battle in the Capital

Newham Youngbloods Battle in the Capital

Newham Youngbloods, FC Barcelona and Manchester Magic were all their respective division winners as the Under-16 and Under-14 categories of Battle in the Capital 2019 took place at UEL SportsDock on December 28 & 29.

Thirty-four teams from 7 European countries descended upon East London for the tournament, organised by BTM Basketball, following the Under-19 event taking place on the opening weekend of the Christmas break.

Boys U16

Newham Youngbloods claimed the Boys Under-16 division, as they defeated Reading Rockets 59-54 in a battle of two undefeated teams in the final.

Youngbloods were led by Great Britain junior international Sultan Adewale who picked up MVP, as he was relentless on the glass at both ends and had multiple dunks throughout the tournament.

Battle in the Capital U16 Boys Final Standings
1. Newham Youngbloods
2. Reading Rockets
3. Baltic Stars
4. Manchester Magic
5. London United
6. Luton Basketball
7. London Thunder
8. Oaklands Wolves
9. Southend Rockets
10. Northern Ireland
11. Apollo Amsterdam
12. Hennuyers
13. West Herts Warriors
14. Sussex Bears
15. Surrey Rams
16. Falkirk Fury

Girls U16

FC Barcelona were crowned the Under-16 Girls division winners, defeating Newham Youngbloods 48-43 in the final to dash their hopes of a double-victory.

Judit Valero picked up MVP after getting it done at both ends of the floor, in a game that epitomised the different styles of play between Spain and the UK.

Battle in the Capital U16 Girls Final Standings

1. FC Barcelona
2. Newham Youngbloods
3. BTM Select
4. Exeter Spartans
5. Oaklands Wolves
6. Luton Basketball
7. Norfolk Iceni
8. ADC Boadilla

Boys U14

Manchester Magic avenged their defeat in last year’s final with a 41-39 victory over Newham Youngbloods

In the tensest of the three finals, the final result came down to some late game heroics from Magic’s Matthew Goodwin, who scored a tough left-hand layup and knocked down a deep three to give his team the victory while claiming the MVP award for his efforts.

Battle in the Capital U14 Boys Final Standings
1. Manchester Magic
2. Newham Youngbloods
3. Baltic Stars
4. Richmond Knights
5. Zentro Basket
6. Dublin Lions
7. Sussex Bears
8. ADC Boadilla
9. Surrey Rams
10. Southend Rockets

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