Students taught a lesson as the NASSA women keep on winning
NASSA (Newham All Star Sports Academy) women’s national league side kept up their unbeaten run with a 70-57 win against Loughborough Students Riders.
They opened the game strongly and established an early 10-point lead, one which they kept at half time, with a 35-25 advantage.
The third quarter saw NASSA dominate, and a strong defensive performance saw them keep the Riders at bay as they went on to record the victory, with Lwaxi top-scoring with 26 points, ably supported by Davids with 17 and Marthe with 13.
The men followed the example set by the women, and edged a close encounter with Oxford Brookes University.
It was slow going, but by the end of the second quarter they had established a six-point lead, and despite edging further in front, several fouls enabled Oxford to get back into the game, scoring 15 points in the final quarter.
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But NASSA were just able to hold on and win 68-63 with Okereafor top scoring on 16 points, with Brown and Oladimeji netting 12 and nine points respectively.
The under-16 boys’ secured an emphatic 79-27 victory over Ipswich Tomcats, as they led from start to finish on their way to the comfortable win.
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In a double-header weekend for NASSA under-15 boys’ they got off to a flyer against Ealing Phoecians and had the game in the bag at half time.
They continued to be in the ascendancy and it was no surprise to see them extend their lead as they went on to record an 84-30 triumph.
Jonathan James started ball rolling in their clash with Solent Kestrels, with a three-pointer to put them in front, and it was a lead they never relinquished.
More three-pointers were to follow, while the defence remained solid over the next three quarters as they picked up a 75-39 win.
The baskets continued to flow for the under-13 boys, who also took on Solent Kestrels.
NASSA caught their opponents off guard and raced into a 43-17 lead at the end of the second quarter.
And it was a game that never looked in doubt, eventually just falling short of notching up three figures in the 97-27 success.