VI6 Colchester Colleges vs Haringey Sixth Form College

Wednesday afternoon saw ABL Eastern Conference action take place at the University of Essex Sports Arena, as Colchester played host to the visiting Haringey Sixth Form College. It was a one-sided affair, as Haringey used their physicality and athleticism to out run the home team on both ends of the floor to win the game 56-112.

Haringey entered the match with at a perfect 5-0 after recording run away wins all season, with no teams coming close to upending their winning ways as their closest contest thus far has been a 26 point victory. Colchester VI6 Academy were coming off of a strong start to the season, but after a tough loss last week the Essex side entered the game with a 4-1 record.

The most jaw-dropping statistics from today’s game saw Haringey win both the rebounding and turnover battles, as the North London squad won the battle on the glass 46-11 and caused Colchester to commit 26 turnovers.

Colchester were paced by good performances from Pete Ellis who had 13 points and 6 rebounds, while Dylan Beaird added 12 points.

Haringey were led by Alex Distras who scored 44 points on 53% shooting from the floor, as Franklin Agu chipped in a huge 30 points and added 19 rebounds effort.

Colchester Coach Tom Sadler had this to say about his team’s performance, “Turnovers have been a weakness for us so far this season, and against the tough pressure that Haringey applied today that weakness was exposed and ultimately lost us the game. After a slow start in the first half I talked to the guys about trying to come out and match the intensity that was being set and I think we were able to be more physical and aggressive in the second half.”

Sadler continued, “Credit to Haringey who came ready to play and pushed us the entire game. Although this isn’t the result we would have hoped for, I think there was positives to take from the game and areas that we will continue to work hard on throughout our training sessions. I’m interested to see how our guys respond after a game like this, but think that if they continue to approach every practice and game the way they have so far this season, they will be able to bounce back quickly and continue getting better.”