Northfleet Technology College 75-50 The Norwood School Sixth Form

Northfleet moved to 8-4 on their ABL season on Wednesday afternoon, beating Norwood 75-50 at home.

The game started off slow for both teams with only 2 baskets being scored in the first 4 minutes of action. However, both teams got hot from outside and made some 3’s to open up the game. Northfleet had the better opportunities in the first quarter and led at the break, 24-16

In the second quarter Northfleet quickly established control of the game, which some aggressive defence which lead to some exciting fast break basketball. The home team took a 48-24 advantage heading into the interval.

In the second half both teams traded baskets for the majority of the game but the damage was already done with Northfleet winning the contest 75-50. Credit should go to the Norwood School and their coaches who never stop fighting with a depleted team through injuries.

Evan Longman led the attack with 22 points in a balanced scoring display by the home team. The visitors were paced by 14 points from Tyreece Blake while Hakim Muhammad added 10 points.

Evan Longman said ‘we showed glimpses of how well we can play as a team but today we lost focus at key time when we should have killed the game off. We will be back on the court tomorrow improving as a team so we can get better in the next game’.

Coach Parry said ‘We really struggled to find a rhythm at the start of the game and some good outside shooting by Evan opened up the game for us. In the second quarter we played some great pressure defence which led to easy scores which I was really impressed with’.

Northfleet Tech will travel to Barton Peveril next Wednesday while Norwood host the John Roan School.