The Norwood School Sixth Form 57 v 81 King Henry School

Norwood School had their home venue ready for action but they couldn’t mark the start of the season with a win as the fell to a 57-81 defeat at the hands of King Henry School.

The 1st quarter saw Norwood spread the scoring out amongst the squad and great team basketball saw them enter the second period up by eight. In the 2nd quarter, King Henry raised their intensity on defence and forced Norwood into errors. The visitors then converted on those turnovers with great transition and topped it of with a few quick threes so the teams entered the break with Norwood now trailing by six.

The 3rd and 4th quarters  saw King Henry keep the defensive pressure up and Norwood couldn’t handle it as King Henry won both frames by six then 12 respectively. This closed out the game convincingly as KHS claimed a solid win.

Norwood’s top scorer Shane Mitchell said: “It was a good game. Both teams brought it to each other on the offensive end. However, by the 3rd quarter our defence began to relax which unfortunately cost us the game. I hope next game we bring the intensity throughout all four quarters to help us come out on top.”

Top scorers for King Henry was S. Simpson, scoring a game high 21 points while Norwood was led by Shane Mitchell who scored 16.