Yet another exciting week for the Youngbloods Lions winning their second game of the season against London Westside Rangers the team that won the Final 4 last season. Much to be excited about with the Youngbloods Lions adding 4 more boys to their roster.
Youngbloods won the tip to start the game and straight away took the lead with baskets from Joshua Morgan who finished with a staggering 30 points to lead all scores. Westside would answer back as their go-to guy C. Verwon showed his dominance in the post causing all sorts of problems for the Youngbloods. However, Youngbloods went on an 11-0 run with new boy Ashley Russell getting on the score sheet and Morgan netting one of his 4 three-pointers to close the quarter 7 – 17.
The second quarter belonged to Christian Adun as he was hustling and bustling his was to the basket backed by Neo Clunis and finished by Boatey’s well-worked lay-up. Verwon from Westside kept it close scoring 9 of his 18 points to make the score 17-28 to end the half.
The third started with excellent defensive effort by Boatey getting into passing lanes with game-high 12 steals, 13 rebounds and 11points. He wasn’t done as he also showed his range knocking down a deep 3. Westside’s answer was swift with a 5-0 run as Verwon went to work again. Youngbloods showed their resilience with a 15-0 run of their own to end the quarter 22-46. 4th quarter sees every player get on the score sheet with excellent shooting from Edas Rukas and Cameron Thompson but the highlight was when Neave Gregoire-Clarke nailed a deep 3 mid way through the 4th with the excitement of the crowd. Solid performance form new boy Omeke Jennings aka (Biggs), helped seal the win for Youngbloods 34-80.
Next week is an away visit to local rivals London Thunder – Lewisham.