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Big wins for NASSA boys

PUBLISHED: 10:00 18 February 2015

NASSA under-18s face the camera with head coach Chris Facey

NASSA under-18s face the camera with head coach Chris Facey

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Squads pile up three figures

The Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) had two big wins to celebrate on another superb weekend.

The under-13 squad travelled to take on Barking & Dagenham Thunder and started well, with fast breaks helping them to gain an early advantage.

All members of the team contributed with some good baskets as NASSA stretced their lead throughout the first half to go into the locker-room with a 71-19 advantage at the interval.

Thunder tried to close the gap in the third quarter, but the NASSA defence held firm to keep the hosts contained.

And more strong offensive play in the final quarter saw NASSA run out convincing 143-33 winners.

Meanwhile, the under-18s (pictured right with head coach Chris Facey) played host to Sevenoaks Suns at Rokeby School in Canning Town.

NASSA played exceptionally well at both ends of the court in the opening two quarters to move up a 53-20 margin by the third quarter.

Sevenoaks tried to mount a comeback in the final session, with some strong plays, but their valiant efforts proved in vain as the NASSA boys were just far too strong on the day and had stretched their lead to 116-42 by the buzzer.

Club director Natasha Hart said: “This was another good weekend for NASSA. The teams are beginning to be more consistent in their games which are a good sign of maturity.

“All of the players played really well, but we still have a lot more hard work to do.”

NASSA’s under-16s are due to visit London Greenhouse Pioneers on Sunday (1.15pm), while the under-15s play host to Hackney White Heat on Saturday (3pm).

The under-14s were set to visit Eastside Eagles, with the under-13s scheduled to visit Brentwood Fire.

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