ABL Final – Dagenham win it all!

ABL Final – Haringey Sixth Form College 62-92 Dagenham Park

Dagenham Park claimed their first ever ABL title with a 92-62 victory against Haringey Sixth Form College.

The Eastern conference winners capped a perfect season with the win in Manchester behind an MVP performance from guard Brandon Tchouya. A 21 point, 14 rebound, 10 assists triple-double went with a trio of both steals and blocks, a truly impressive performance on the biggest stage.

In a game that flowed back and forth throughout, both teams took opportunities to seize the upper hand. Dagenham opened the game strongly to claim the first quarter 29-11, creating a deficit that would ultimately deny Haringey a third consecutive ABL title.

Coach Batimba’s team would show their steel to pull the difference down to single digits in both the second and third, but Dagenham would answer both times to quell any thoughts of a further comeback.

That was best illustrated by Haringey’s hot start to the second half that reduced the difference at 49-42. Dagenham would reply with a 28-4 run that spanned the end of the third and start of the fourth quarters, putting the result out of sight.

Dagenham’s Josh Smith-White impressed throughout and was unfortunate to miss the MVP nod, he top scored with 24 points to go with 15 rebounds and three steals. Dominykas Revinas hit five triples off the bench to close on 15 points.

Chudi Dioramma led the way for Haringey, he had a sizable 18 point, 17 rebound double-double as Omari Pond-Mckenzie added 12 points.

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