Sison is on song

NEWHAM YOUNGBLOOD S under-16s earned a fine win over Colchester on Saturday in their National League encounter. The Bloods were eight points down early on, but found their rhythm as the game progressed and ended the quarter level at 20-20. Youngbloods kep

NEWHAM YOUNGBLOOD'S under-16s earned a fine win over Colchester on Saturday in their National League encounter.

The Bloods were eight points down early on, but found their rhythm as the game progressed and ended the quarter level at 20-20.

Youngbloods kept up their pressure with nine unanswered points and they extended the lead to 48-35 at the break.

After the interval, Anthony Sison grabbed a three-pointer, as Bloods maintained a healthy lead.


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They continued to dominate in the final stages as Sison managed a further five baskets from behind the three-point line, while guard Dominique Norton also made a strong contribution.

Greenhouse Giants 52

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Youngbloods 60

A TEAM of just five Newham players took on 12 from the Giants in a London Central Venue League under-14 match in Brent on Sunday.

Led by captain Cleve Charles, the visitors' perfectly-crafted defence inspired them to a four-point lead at the end of the first quarter.

Greenhouse were out-manoeuvred again as Javien McKellop found his form for Youngbloods early in the second, but the hosts were just three points behind at half time.

A big stumbling block for the home side was St Bonaventure's School pupil Ben Maranan, who put on a display of three-point shooting.

This sparked teammate Rysharn Hewitt-Singh to stamp his presence on the game with brilliant rebounding and converting the possession into a fast-break score.

The Bloods made a tactical switch late on to concentrate on defence and they saw the match out to pick up a victory.

Youngbloods 47 Lewisham 35

YOUNGBLOOD'S under-14s girls side took on Lewisham in a London Central Venue League match in Brent on Sunday and were triumphant.

Travelling with just six players, captain Roshni Lawrence led her side into the lead with fine ball control and good passing, while Jermina Ababio followed her example defensively.

Baskets were continually exchanged with Youngbloods showing the better control and making their scores.

Lewisham coach Steve Bucknell, an ex-NBA player for the LA Lakers, rallied his team to score 10 points in a row, but Bloods made adjustments to find gaps in mid-court and hit the baskets for victory.

YOUNGBLOOD'S under-18 boys' side also had a good weekend, winning 91-85 at Mole Valley Phoenix.

The club are also opening up a senior women's basketball team and are looking for players.

Training is on Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm at St Bonaventure's School.

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