The Norwood School 67 – 76 John Roan School

Norwood and John Roan school played a hard and exciting game, exchanging baskets with JRS having a slight edge on the players’ individual effort and athletic ability, over a fired up Norwood team who lost two players due to injuries during the game. JRS kept their cool and earned their second leg win over a shorthanded Norwood team, 67-76.

The first quarter started slow with both teams adjusting to the game and played good defences which kept the scoring low. JRS kept pushing on offences and managed to score 17 points and kept Norwood at 11points.The second quarter both teams stayed focused and kept each other at 15 points each.

The 3rd quarter Norwood raised their defensive intensity and earned themselves a number of steals. JRS matched the defence and didn’t let the steals be converted to points. The games became very technical and intense defence kept the refs busy. JRS kept making crucial baskets when they were put on the free throw line, but Norwood couldn’t match the focus and JRS kept the lead one point at a time. Norwood just managed to win the quarter 19 points to JRS’s 17 but overall JRS was still leading 49-45 by the end of the quarter.

4th Quarter started with both teams ready to battle. Norwood kept putting the pressure and gained a momentum to close the lead. 7 mins to the end of the game, the score was tied at 57-57 where both teams were fighting for every loose ball. The game got tense, both teams raised the defence intensity and it became free throw points game. JRS kept their cool made their free throws but Norwood struggled to match it when they were put on the free throw line. JRS won the game 76-67 led by J. Aboaba game high score of 34 points, despite Norwood’s valiant effort led by A. Orlu with team high score of 13 points.