Nottingham Academy 98 v 22 Cheshire College

Nottingham Academy weren’t prepared to let South Cheshire College come into their building and ruin their unbeaten run. This was evident as Nottingham held them to only 7 points in the first quarter. Nottingham would have their first dominant performance of the year, winning 98 – 22.

In a game that appeared to be one sided from the get go, both teams still maintained a competitive spirit. Nottingham’s Jackson Bisungu kept the score bored ticking over with a modest 17 points, while it was Tyler Saunders’ sudden eruption off the bench that got the Nottingham Academy crowd going. Fan favourite Saunders was keen to get the ball up in the air from deep, causing a lot of attention from the Cheshire defence. He ended the game with a personal ABL high of 15 points.

“Games like this are always tough for both teams. It’s hard for the losing team as it can knock their confidence but its also difficult for the winning team as they have to stay engaged. I was pleased with the majority of the boys in terms of their concentration. What I am most delighted about is that somebody new has stepped up every week. The boys are developing a ‘stay ready’ mentality and it proved in Tyler’s efforts this afternoon. Once he got in the game and settled down, his confidence grew giving him much needed experience. It was also great to finally see Ismael out on the court in front of the home support this season.” Said Coach Kieran Wright.

Jackson Bisungu lead all scorers with 17 points while Tyler Saunders dropped a fiery 15 points.

Miguel Pessarrodona lead Cheshire with 7 points and L. Bridges with 5 points.

Both teams head into the half term break with very contrasting records as Cheshire take on Stoke-on-Trent College and Nottingham take on Hartlepool.