Three Rivers Academy vs Holy Trinity School

Holy Trinity School ground out a 59-64 road win against Three Rivers Academy in the ABL Southern Conference, as the Sussex-based academy picked up back-to-back victories.

High off a huge home win against New City College in Week 8, Holy Trinity came into the game with a lot of confidence against an out of form Three Rivers side.

Both teams failed to get going offensively early on, as a low-scoring first half would finish 32-33 in favour of the visitors. The third quarter would prove to be the difference as Holy Trinity forced Three Rivers into several turnovers, resulting in easy transition baskets. At the end of the third, the visitors led 50-55 and they would ground out the win as both teams in a low-scoring final stanza; both teams scoring nine points apiece in the fourth.

Three Rivers Captain Jack Fettes reflected on the contest, “The game went back-and-forth throughout, with both teams making runs, but Holy Trinity did a better job at taking advantage of our defensive and offensive mistakes to see the win out. As a team we need to do a much better job at communicating on defence and finding the best option offensively.”

Three Rivers were led by Marc Sylvest who finished with 18 points, Kane Kenyon chipped in with 18 and Jack Fettes was the only other scorcher in double figures with 10. Brandon Laryea led the visitors’ balanced scoring with 15 points, while Colin Luzinda added 14, Josh Otor chipped in 12 and last week’s Player of the Week Louis Roberts continued his fine form to finish with 11 points and 14 rebounds.

Both teams will have a fortnight to prepare for their next match-ups, when Three Rivers play host to West London College and Holy Trinity welcome St Charles College.