Archbishop Beck Sports College vs John Leggott College

Archbishop Beck Sports College hosted John Leggott College for a Tuesday evening match-up in another postponed fixture, coming away with a commanding 104-51 victory. Arch Beck rested their top scorer Phil Deveney to give some other players on the squad some playing time, in preparation for an important cross-town rivalry game against Carmel College the following day.

Arch Beck jumped out to an early 31-7 lead, holding the visitors to just one point in the last five minutes of the quarter. A balanced scoring effort saw Luke Dalton score 10 points, while Dante Sofia chipped in nine, James Ward had six and Jacob Graham contribute five in the quarter.

The second quarter saw Arch Beck go deep into their bench, with 10 players seeing the floor, as the hosts won the period 29-10, building a 60-17 half-time lead.

The second half gave an opportunity for the Arch Beck bench to continue to gain valuable playing time, as 11 players got on the score sheet for the hosts. The visitors had a better second half performance, scoring 34 points, but they could not keep with the hosts who continued to grow their lead.

Matt Melady had a team-high 15 points to pace JLC, while Elliot Kerley had 12 and Wadah Hassan finished with nine. Arch Beck saw six players hit double figures, as they were led by 19 points from Luke Dalton. Reigning Player of the Week Dante Sofia chipped in 17, while Jacob Graham added 15. Mohammed Ali and Milosz Baranowski contributed with 11 and 10, respectively, in the Merseyside squad’s win.

Arch Beck Coach Delme Herriman said, “This was a fantastic game for us to utilise players in our squad that don’t see a lot of playing time, or even make the 12 on a regular basis. The fact that our leading scorer and captain Phil Deveney sat out to give other members of the squad an opportunity to play was a selfless act.”

Arch Beck are straight back into action as they face local North West rivals Carmel College on Wednesday 12 December, while John Leggott next take to the floor in the New Year when they host Allerton High School.