Five star showing for NASSA as all their teams taste weekend victories
PUBLISHED: 12:00 20 October 2011
Newham All Star Sports Academy produced a clean sweep at the weekend, with wins for all five of their teams.
The D4 men’s team led the way with an 88-75 win over London Westside.
NASSA had built a narrow six-point lead at half time, which they extended in the third quarter, but it came at a cost with the team beginning to pick up fouls.
That opened the door for Westside to mount an 11-basket fight back.
But UEL/NASSA held their game together and a final flurry of baskets saw them home.
NASSA stars Division Two women’s team edged past Solent Suns 53-41 in an entertaining cup tie.
NASSA made a strong start, but in the final quarter the Suns began to turn the game around.
But head coach Andrea Norton kept her side calm and great rebounds combined with the superior defensive skills of Fatuma Lwazi, Vanessa Da-Silva and Arleene Rodriguez got them home.
NASSA under-16s earned a convincing win 64-38 win over Brighton.
Kevi East, Myles Laurent-Smart and Joe Mvezolo all chipped in as NASSA were too strong.
The biggest winners of were the under-15 boys, who crushed Barking & Dagenham 113-37.
Ben Maraham set the tone with an early three-pointer, while Jonathan James notched up 24 points and Adomas Zemguliys a useful 14, while the defence stayed tight.
NASSA Under-14s boys breezed past the challenge of London Feltham Warriors with an 83-67 win.
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