King Henry School vs Raines Foundation School

King Henry School’s undefeated start to their ABL Southern Conference campaign came to an end as they lost 65-100 at home against Raines Foundation School. KHS were still missing their leading scorer and talisman Josh Uduje who remains unavailable due to injury concerns.

The game was a close contest throughout the first quarter with both teams coming out of the gates fast. King Henry struggled from the perimeter but were efficient around the basket by finishing layups to make up the difference. Raines were excellent from behind the arc early on and held a narrow lead at the first quarter break, up 20-23.

Both sides composed themselves and were organised their defence in a closely fought second quarter, which KHS edged to trail by just one at the half.

The third quarter turned out to be decisive, as Raines stepped up their defensive effort to causing King Henry into turnovers which they converted into easy baskets. A blistering offensive onslaught saw the visitors win the quarter 15-32 and hold a commanding lead heading into the final stanza.

The fourth quarter saw King Henry make some headway early on, but the damage was already done and Raines secured an easy win. The visitors moved to 7-0 on the season behind a superior team performance, with Jason Prince and Shakeem Giwa pacing the effort with 20+ points each.

KHS Coach Steve Bucknall said, “Raines are definitely the best team we have played so far this season, and we were not prepared either mentally or physically for the challenge.”

King Henry’s next action in the ABL sees them travel to Harris Academy St John’s Wood on Wednesday 28 November, while Raines return to the floor to host Sir Robert Woodard Academy on the same day.