John Roan School 65 -78 HTS Storm

This game was hyped up to be battle of the top two with both teams coming in with undefeated records, Holy Trinity would pull away with this game however, 65-78.

The game seemed to start out one sided as TJR took advantage of missed shots and turnovers and turned them in to fast break opportunities for James Aboaba. However Cameron Hildrith had other plans as he got his side in gear with a combination of finesse and physicality as he attacked the basket to get Trinity on the score board. 3 point makes from Seal Osajivbe (TJR) and Ben Hilton would push both teams to end the 1st quarter 16 all but the ability to knock down a few more three point opportunities and some made free throws saw Trinity up by 3 at the half.

Samuel Olotu took the game on his back in the second half, earning points from all over the floor while playing some stellar defence also. Unfortunately Holy Trinity put together an array of made threes, fast break baskets and had consistent success from set plays to keep this game under control. The John Roan School would make a last minute push with a full court press but couldn’t seem to put the game away at the end. Holy Trinity eventually pulled away with the help of some timely threes by Findlay Mitchell and took the game 65-78.

Coach Courtney felt that “The game was ours to take, however lack of energy and focus saw us drop this game. Credit to Storm for their consistency and team play, we have some work to do to get back on track”.

The John Roan School were lead in scoring by Samuel Olotu (21) and James Aboaba (19). Holy Trinity had several players in double figures but were lead in total scoring by Matt Aziamale (14) and both Findlay Mitchell and Cameron Hildreth poured in 12. The John Roan face Northfleet away next and Holy Trinity will face The North school.