The Under 16 team fire into the next round of the National Cup beating current top of the South Premier London Greenhouse Pioneers after a hotly and tight contested affair throughout from both sides. Under 15 Jelani Watson Gayle was could on a last gasp 3 point shot in regulation in which he was fouled, making 1 free shot to take the game to overtime. The team kept their cool, and both sides finished tied yet again after the first overtime period. Obi Agu and Joseph dominated the boards within the 2nd overtime period and converted their chances, the game was sealed wit have Vytautas Rimkus drive to the basket fouling-out the opposing teams best player And coolly converting 2 free-throws. Jelani Watson Gayle top scored with 31 points Emmanuel Odunsi lead by example with a Double-Double Effort 27 pts and 16 Rebounds.
Youngbloods Under 16s Head Coach Aaron Senior commented “Good display of basketball from both sides. Coming through with the win after the 2OT. Immensely proud of the hard work and hustle from the team, getting better with each game played. I said there would be good things coming. Back to working hard at Training this week, got a long way to go!”