Carmel College 77-56 Archbishop Beck College

Carmel College win at home and move to 7-2 in ABL against Archbishop Beck College (77-56).

Carmel College would host Archbishop Beck on Wednesday afternoon in a Merseyside derby, however would be without starting big man Ellis Evans due to injury and would struggle with the intensity of the away side in the first quarter, turning the ball over and leading to easy transition scores with Archbishop Beck captain Liam Burgess and Milosz Baranowski leading the way. The game would be back and forth in the first and second quarter in what would be a very scrappy and physical game from both sides, however it would be the home side who would start to create separation through some inside scoring from Fin Moss who would step up in the absence of his front court team mate, the home side would make some defensive plays opening up scoring opportunities for Joe Holland and Ethan Carter Shepherd off the bench. The second half would see a high scoring third quarter from Carmel and some solid play from guards Jaheim Narnor and Will Warren which would push the home side in front, and be enough to sustain the gap going into the fourth.

‘We have had a great string of wins in a row in the ABL at the moment and we have taken our foot off the gas, it is that time of year now were we are carrying injuries and we have plateaued slightly, but it is no excuse we need to be better as we enter our next stretch of games in ABL and 18’s premier, Ethan Carter Shepherd has been fantastic in his second year on both sides of the ball and helped us an awful amount today, it is good to have two high level team’s competing in Merseyside, and it is healthy competition for the boy’s, Coach Delme has done a great job organising his players and giving them the best chance to compete at this level.’ Carmel Head Coach – Dominic O’Neill

Scoring was led by Fin Moss with 26 and Ethan Carter Shepherd with 17 points. Archbishop Beck would be led by Liam Burgess with 10 points, Davies and Mpumwlana would contribute with 9 apiece for the away side also.

Carmel continue their home stand with a game against Archbishop Beck next Wednesday.