Alec Reed claims the East
In their last game of the UBL regular season Alec Reed Academy has secured first place in the Big East Division after a convincing 55-17 win against William Perkin CofE School. The powerful Daniel Amah was able to control the damage created by Kai-Ern Thompson on both boards and provided Alec Reed players with the opportunity to launch numerous fast breaks. Year 8 student Liam Campbell once again provided Alec Reed with ferocious intensity on defence creating havoc among William Perkin’s guards. Cardinal Wiseman CofE High School has claimed second spot courtesy of their 38-32 away win against Greenford High. In this incredibly closely contested game Cardinal Wiseman guards Jason Oliva and Gracjan Skorzewski displayed remarkable maturity in the closing moments of the game securing victory and an important home court advantage in the play-offs for their team.
The Wild West Division currently has a far more open scenario with Acton High School, Brentside High School and Drayton Manor High all remaining unbeaten, with numerous teams still in contention it is impossible even at this late stage to predict the final standings after the regular season. Proving the competitiveness of the division, in the most recent game the rapidly improving Twyford CofE High mounted a very real challenge to Acton High pushing them to the very end in a narrow 29-33 defeat. Acton was saved by their athletic guard Jaheem Blake whose determined drives to the basket allowed their team to secure the win.
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