NASSA end the Giants’ cause as they take the National League title
PUBLISHED: 15:00 29 March 2012
Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) continued their fine form as three of their sides secured National League success.
The NASSA Stars picked up the women’s National League Division Two crown after a convincing 72-30 win over Mansfield Giants.
They opened the game full of energy and quickly established a 24-point lead over the Giants.
Good teamwork and ball handling skills helped NASSA stay ahead and at half time they were in a comfortable lead.
The third quarter saw them continue to dominate and although at times the Giants were difficult to contain, the strong NASSA defence enabled them to push the Stars to victory with Davids and Lwazi top scoring with 11 points, ably supported by Thompson with eight.
■ NASSA Neptune’s Division Three National League Men’s team had a successful season and finished top of the South section.
They clinched the title with a super 73-68 win over Canary Wharf Baltic staff, despite a slow start.
Jeff Danchie top scored with 17 points, closely followed by Ladi Brown with 16 and Perry Lawson with 12.
They trailed 49-39 at half time, but in the third and fourth quarters baskets from Tigan Mohammed, William Ashby and Chuckwuemaka Obanye helped Neptune secure it.
■ Finally, to round off the trio of successes, the Division Four partnership team with the University of East London secured their title with an 82-71 victory against Ealing.
NASSA Director Natasha Hart said: “This is a great day for NASSA and Newham players and today’s success is a testament to the hard work from our NASSA coaches and our NASSA players.
“All of the teams have worked really hard this season and we are very proud of the results. It shows that NASSA is still at the top of our game and that we have a lot more to offer in the future.”