Basketball: Newham All Star Sports Academy celebrates wins
PUBLISHED: 13:06 05 October 2017
Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) had double reason to cheer at the weekend.
Their new East London All Stars men’s team, formed in partnership with the University of East London, had a 74-46 win over London Westside in the National Cup.
Head coach Joshua Tackie saw his Division Three team dominate the first round tie, with some crowd-pleasing dunks for Anthony Okereafor.
And NASSA under-12s were also victorious against their Essex Rockets rivals after a much closer-fought encounter.
Only one basket separated the teams at the first break, but the NASSA youngsters produced a strong third quarter and kept the pressure on to eventually win by a 34-26 margin.
Coach Leandro Kamosso said: “This is a very pleasing result and we had some very exciting games.
“Clearly there is still a lot of work to do, but I am confident that my players and coaches are up to it.”
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