Sir Robert Woodard Academy vs Three Rivers Academy

Sir Robert Woodard Academy hosted for Three Rivers Academy on Wednesday afternoon in Lancing, and went down 67-99 to the visitors.

The first quarter started slow and steady for both teams with an end of quarter score of 9-21, but Three Rivers Academy found their stride in the second and were up at the half 26-47, as SRWA found it hard to figure out solutions to slow down Three Rivers.

By the end of regulation, an all-round performance from the visitors saw them pull away for a convincing win, as SRWA still search for an elusive first victory of the campaign. Positives to take away from the hosts in this one included winning the fourth quarter 27-16 and knocking down 12 triples for the game. Silver linings in a tough outing against a strong Three Rivers side who sit in fourth (3-2) in the ABL Southern Conference.

Three Rivers saw both Marc Sylvest and Liam Langridge-Barker score 25 points apiece to pace the visitors, while SRWA where led by Kayshaun Marrett who poured in 38 points in the loss.

SRWA Coach James Brame said after the game, “Credit to both teams, the game was played in a responsible manner, but for us it was the fact that we didn’t start each quarter as well as we know we can, and Three Rivers Academy dominated for three quarters. When we did start to find our feet it was too late; we are very positive but because of our inexperience we give the ball up far too easily.”

SRWA face an all-Sussex derby next week as they travel to Holy Trinity on Wednesday 7 November, while Three Rivers will play host to Uxbridge College.