Six of the best for NASSA as victories keep on mounting
PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 February 2012
Newham All Star Sports Academy (NASSA) celebrated six straight wins last weekend.
UEL/NASSA men’s D4 team earned a commanding 106-70 win over Southgate Academical Lions.
The east Londoners built a 20-point lead by half time, but moved through the gears in the final quarters to run out easy winners, putting the pressure on right up until the final whistle.
Okereafor top-scored with 25 points, Bechune notched 19 points and Gelatly added 16 points.
NASSA Division Three men won an entertaining game with Wellingborough Phoenix, 85-62.
With just one point separating the side’s as they went into the final quarter, the combined efforts of Bruno Klavins, Ladi Brown and Will Ashby began to close the gap and turn the game to NASSA’s advantage.
With everything to play for the NASSA team pressed hard and proved to be the more resilient and determined as they finished deserved winners.
Fatuma Lwazi was the top scorer as NASSA Stars Division Two women’s team beat Brixton 83-43.
NASSA established an early 17-point lead and upped their game in the final quarter to extend their winning margin.
The combined efforts of Head Coach Andrea Norton and great rebounds from her team-mates helped NASSA keep possession and frustrate Brixton with their superior defensive skills.
Lwazi finished with 29 points, Davids scored 18 points and Thomson chipped in with 15 points.
The under-16s stormed to a big win over Plymouth Marjon, 100-45.
After building an unassailable lead, NASSA concentrated on refining their game in the second half, demonstrating some effective defensive skills by Kevin East, Michael Ebose and super dunks from Joe Mvezolo.
NASSA’s under-14s team earned a narrow 71-70 win at London Feltham. The east London club led from the tip off and had built an 11-point lead by half time.
The game continued at a fast pace, with NASSA scoring several baskets in a row and winning by the tightest of margins.
The under-13 boys’ team dominated throughout their game with Brentwood Fire, eventually running out 68-58 winners.
Daniel Montero led the team from the start and set the scene for Sam Kato to breeze through the opposition, finding basket after basket.
Good steals from John Monzon and effective rebound skills from Mahmud Sangar and Kevin Boatey ensured NASSA kept possession, whilst Fredrick Mendiro and Enock Denkyirah presented a formidable defence.
NASSA Director, Natasha Hart, said: “This was another pleasing weekend for all of our NASSA teams. I know that we still have a lot of work to do this season, but I am confident that NASSA are up to the challenge.”
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