HTS Storm 78-65 King Henry School

HTS Storm remained unbeaten in the ABL Southern Conference after a comfortable win over King Henry in their penultimate home game of the regular season. HTS were led by their big man inside as Abdou Gaye’s 18 points paced the hosts, who started the game with a 14-point mid quarter run to lead 24-10 at the first break.

The two sides traded for a few minutes in the second quarter before another run saw the lead balloon to 39-17, the largest deficit of the first half. The visitors had a mini-run of their own with a quick five-straight points from Ryan Graham, before Storm responded immediately with an 8-0 run to take a 20 point advantage into the half-time interval.

The third stanza was the strongest for King Henry, despite an 8-0 start for the hosts, as Sam Simpson had an individual 10-0 run by himself. As impressive as Simpson’s scoring exploits were, his side would still trail by 16 going into the final break.

The fourth quarter saw the game played out of reach by the hosts, with the result a formality, but the HTS performance began to waver as they just about held on to a double digit lead throughout to seal a 78-65 win.

Abdou Gaye’s 18 points topped the scoring for the home side and was supported well from Brandon Laryea with 14, while Josh Otor and Cameron Hildreth each chipped in with 10. Nage Mohammed led King Henry with an impressive 21 point performance, while Sam Simpson and Ryan Graham added 19 points apiece for the visitors.

Next week sees HTS Storm travel to St Thomas the Apostle College, whilst King Henry return home to play host to Northfleet Technology College.