Holy Trinity School vs Harris Academy St John’s Wood

Holy Trinity returned home and won their third game on the bounce on Wednesday after a convincing 75-43 victory against Harris Academy St John’s Wood.

The game broke open early on as HTS started with an 8-0 run before the HASJW could score their first basket, and the hosts continued to dominate as they held their opponents to just five first quarter points. The scoring was evenly spread for HTS, lead by 15 points from Colin Luzinda, and their defensive pressure didn’t ease up. By half-time, HTS had extended their lead to 28, with an impressive 40-12 advantage.

HASJW weren’t finished, as they managed to score as many in the third quarter as they did in the first half. HTS still managed to come out of the quarter on top, behind strong play from Ben Hilton, to lead 57-24 with 10 minutes remaining.

Kieran Lee had a breakout game to chip in 14 points with some impressive coast-to-coast drives, but overall it was a well-balanced team performance for the hosts.

Holy Trinity Coach Daniel Hildreth was pleased with his side’s defensive performance, saying, “Holding any team at this level to 12 first half points is a huge achievement. It is something we work on regularly but it doesn’t often have that effect. The guys are really starting to understand what is expected of them and, after a really tough start to the season, seem to be doing themselves justice. Long may it continue!”

Brandon Laryea was the only other Holy Trinity player in double figures as he added 10 points, while Shaydon Conwall-Eytle had 16 points to lead the visitors, supported by nine points from Max Rentto.

HTS will be back in action at home on Wednesday 19 December against St Charles College, while HASJW travel to Uxbridge College to close out their 2018 schedule.