Acton High School introduced themselves to the UBL in impressive style by beating Elthorne Park 30-19. Elthorne, strengthened by a finally fully fit Will Whyte is a completely different proposition than their team from the beginning of the campaign. Acton are the last team to enter the competition and impressed with their very deep athletic team which was led by athletic point guard Jaheem Blake and swingman Khamael Callender. From the very beginning constant pressure from Acton and double teaming of Will Whyte payed dividends and Acton was maintaining a slender lead. Elthorne’s situation became far worse when diminutive guard Da’King Thomas fouled leaving all attacking duties on Whyte’s shoulders, which made their offense very predictable. In the second half powerful Callender established his dominance on both boards allowing Acton to enjoy fairly stress free final minutes of the game.
In the Big East division William Perkin C of E School had a routine victory over the much improved Northolt High School 43-28. There is no doubt that Northolt is improving dramatically and the introduction of the athletic Tyrrel Hinds makes a huge difference. However, all those improvements were not enough against a very efficient William Perkin team in which a powerful Kai-ern Thompson was simply unstoppable on both boards.
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