Three Rivers Academy vs West London College

Three Rivers Academy picked up a hard-fought home 68-63 win over West London College to head into the break with a 5-5 record, having put an end to a four-game losing skid.

Both teams would struggle to get going offensively early on, reflected in the score as the first quarter came to a close, as the hosts held a 15-10 advantage. Three Rivers’ defensive pressure caused problems for WLC, which lead to several steals and transition scores to begin the second quarter.

The home team led by as many as 20 points throughout the game, but a much improved West London squad showed great resilience to bring the game back to within three points with two minutes to play in the fourth. However, Three Rivers kept their cool and held off the comeback to eventually run out as 68-63 winners.

Three Rivers Coach Caylin Raftopoulos said, “I am happy the guys picked up a win today, which brings us back to .500 going into the Christmas break. I have to give a lot of credit to the West London players and coaching staff as they’ve shown great improvement from the first time we met back in September.”

The scoring for Three Rivers was led by 29 points from Jack Fettes, while Marc Sylvest supported with 25. Meanwhile, WLC were paced by Ethan Toriello’s 14 points, while Billal Miezou and Alexander Iwan chipped in 12 points apiece.

Three Rivers resume their ABL schedule in the New Year with a tough road game away at Raines Foundation School, while West London will play host to Holy Trinity School.