Four-midable NASSA storm to an impressive weekend of victories

PUBLISHED: 09:00 26 October 2012

NASSA under-14s basketball

NASSA under-14s basketball


Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) demonstrated their basketball prowess with no less than four wins at the weekend.

Killamarsh Derbyshire Arrows were defeated by NASSA Neptunes, the division two men’s team.

It was a four-point game for most of the opening half, but the third quarter saw NASSA begin to establish a good lead before going on to win 72-65.

Top scorers were Danchi with 27 points, Obanue with 20 and Ashby with 11.

NASSA Men’s D4 team brought home another victory in their game at Brentwood.

Henry Utku, Anthony Okereafor and Brandon McGill were the star players of the game.

Brentwood tried to shift their tactics and dominate the game, but NASSA responded with some nifty footwork and excellent baskets to come out on top by 104-80.

That was the same venue for NASSA under-13s and their game started fairly evenly.

However, it was not long before the Newham side began to pull away applying their superior dribbling, shooting and defence skills on the court to secure a 90-27 win.

The under-14s team took on fellow Newham side, the Youngbloods and dominated throughout.

Jonathan Ragaza led the team from the start and set the scene for Derek Mendioro and John Manzon to rack up the points.

Good steals from Demilade Adenuga and effective rebounds from Wandai Tawengwa and Shaheem Tuvera made sure that NASSA kept possession, while Enock Denkyirah presented a formidable defence giving NASSA an easy win with 83 baskets to 61.

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