Northfleet Technology College vs Haringey Sixth Form College

Haringey Sixth Form College picked up a win on the road on Wednesday afternoon, as they defeated Northfleet Technology College 58-84.

Haringey forced Northfleet into a number of early turnovers as they raced out to an early 16-point advantage. Northfleet composed themselves and broke Haringey’s press to close to the gap to two points at the end of the first quarter, 23-25 to the visitors.

Northfleet missed their shots in the second while which allowed the visitors to take a 10-point advantage after changing their game and scoring in transition. The game was in Haringey’s favour at the interval, with the visitors leading 35-45.

The game went back-and-forth in the third, but Northfleet never managed to cut the deficit to within 10. The home side tried to press the visitors late on, but the damage was already done, with Haringey winning the contest 58-84.

Daniel Agiddi led the home side with 16 points, while Temitayo Fatusin added 12. Forward Franklin Agu led the visitors with a dominant 25 point effort, while point guard Alex Distras added 20 for Haringey.

Agiddi said, “We came into the game mentally prepared for the game but struggled in the first five minutes to adapt to Haringey’s press. Our energy was high and we had chances to take control of the game, but we let ourselves down in the second half. We need to make sure we can compete for the full 40 minutes in future.”

Northfleet Coach Martin Parry added, “We did a great job of executing our game plan at certain times today and played really effective on both ends of the floor. However, when we only do this for 10 minutes it makes it difficult for us to win basketball games.”

Parry continued, “Credit should go to Haringey who made it uncomfortable for us to find a rhythm; they were deserved winners today.”

Northfleet will travel to The John Roan School after the half-term break, while Haringey host Havering in the next round of ABL Eastern Conference fixtures.