Harris City Academy CP 85 – 76 The Norwood School

Harris City Academy Crystal Palace continued their fine form with an 85-76 win on Wednesday afternoon at home against their local rivals The Norwood School Sixth Form.

Based on league form and league position, the end result shouldn’t have been in question for HCACP and for most of the game that’s how it played out. In the opening minutes HCACP started the game off strong and quickly opened up a 10 point lead.  HCACP held the lead for most of the game until Norwood gave HCACP a slight scare late into the fourth quarter when they were able to take their first lead of the game  at 71-72. A lot of credit has to be given to Norwood as they they were able to claw back from a  21 point deficit.

Throughout the game the leadership and point production from both guards William Bidi (22 points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 4 steals) and Rawle Allicock (22 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals) ensured that HCACP’s confidence and advantage was maintained.  S Mitchell (22 points) and A Orlu (14 points) did their best to spoil HCACP’s party but to no avail.

“The ceiling of potential is very high with this group of players ” said head coach Lee McCarthy after the game. “We are just taking it one game at a time and seeing where it takes us as an academy. Norwood are a good team and I’m sure they will pick up more wins this season.”

Along with Bidi and Allicock, Reece Price-Harrison had his 3rd double double of the year (12 points,  10 rebounds and 3 blocks). For Norwood S Mitchell finished with (9 rebounds) one short of his own double double.

HCACPs next fixture is a top of the table clash on Monday 25th November away against the highly rated and undefeated Holy Trinity School. The Norwood School will travel to King Henry School on Wednesday 27th November.