St.Charles College vs COHENEL

St.Charles secure the win at home and book their ticket to the EABL Semi-Finals with a 90-84 win over COHENEL.

St.Charles started the game with a 25-10 run and took advantage of a good shooting night as well as getting out on the fast break to score the majority of their points. The first quarter ended in a 25-15 lead to St.Charles. The 2nd period saw COHENEL’s defence pick up which made it hard for St.Charles to get any good looks at the basket. The 3rd quarter was a more closely contested game, with the score ending 19-18 in favour of St.Charles. In the third, both teams went on runs  connecting from deep, and making some heavily contested shots which gave them the momentum they needed to carry out the victory. 

Mohamed for St.Charles said, “We started the game off well but we had a mental lapse as a team in the second. This meant that we lost the lead we earnt in the first quarter. As a team the third quarter is usually where we extend our lead motivated by a powerful team talk by our coach. We were able to limit their inside touches but they shot the ball well which kept them in the game. They also got a lot of free throws from silly fouls on our behalf which gave them free points.”

The scoring for St.Charles was led by A.Adedo with 26 points whilst teammate Taariq Powell added 25 points. Meanwhile, COHENEL were lead by J.Powell with 23 on the night. 

With the win behind them, St.Charles will advance to the semi-finals where they will face Aston Manor Academy away.