King Henry School vs Holy Trinity School

King Henry School continued their good start to the season at home against Holy Trinity School, winning a hard-fought contest 64-50 in the ABL Southern Conference. King Henry were missing two of their leading scorers Josh Uduje and Bradley Tabansi who were both unavailable.

The game was a close contest throughout the first quarter, with both teams coming out of the gates slowly. King Henry struggled with missed layups and sloppy play, but ended the first quarter with a narrow 17-14 lead.

Holy Trinity composed themselves in the second quarter and converted on multiple drives, outscoring King Henry 10-16 in the quarter to hold a three point lead at the half. The visiting side were well prepared and physical, causing KHS problems all game long – even against the bigger home side.

The third quarter was decisive, as KHS stepped up on defense to cause turnovers which translated into easy baskets in transtition – winning the period 17-10 to retake the lead.

In the final stanza, King Henry had some good defensive stops and made a few outside shots, while also converting at the rim. This offensive production was the difference in the end, allowing the hosts to secure the win down the stretch.

King Henry Coach Steve Bucknall said, “Holy Trinity definitely caused us a lot of problems from the tip-off with their aggression and physicality. In the end we made some key baskets and got some crucial steals which got us over the line in the end.”

King Henry are next in action away at Uxbridge College on Wednesday 7 November, while Holy Trinity host an all-Sussex derby against Sir Robert Woodard Academy.