Islington is home to much of London’s up and coming basketball talent as Access2Sports finished their season undefeated to be crowned this year’s CBL U16 Champions after overcoming the mighty Haringey Hawks 53-40 on Sunday 26th June.
The CBL Playoff Finals took place at the City of London’s CitySport Saddlers Sport Centre which proved to be the perfect venue to host an entire day of the best in grassroots basketball talent.
Access2Sports U16s were quick to set the pace of the game, taking on last year’s champions, Haringey Hawks, in what was very exciting and intense throughout.
Sharpshooter and MVP, Jason Prince, led all scorers with a game high of 19 points, sinking four threes in the second half alone to help A2S storm in front and defeat the Hawks with a comfortable win.
Remaining dominant in the paint, A2S’s big man, Rio Murray-Webster, racked up 15 points in total which saw his team take the lead going into the half (28-21), as well as close out the game with a 13 point margin.
Dreyshun Brown added 10 points overall, and was tough on the defensive end, denying his opponents access to the basket whilst creating open shots that enabled all of his team to feature on the stats sheet.
Dreyshun Brown, said, “Winning the CBL U16 Championship means a lot to everyone on the team as we’ve worked hard to come this far and receive this reward. We love basketball and we love playing in the league, and so it’s an incredible achievement to finish undefeated.”