Unbeaten Greneway march on
THOMAS Alleynes School (Stevenage) were the latest team to find reigning North Herts under-13 champions Greneway School too much to handle. On a large court the visitors from Royston were quickly into their stride as their team full-court press caused nu
THOMAS Alleynes School (Stevenage) were the latest team to find reigning North Herts under-13 champions Greneway School too much to handle. On a large court the visitors from Royston were quickly into their stride as their team full-court press caused numerous turnovers and scores to leave the hosts reeling at 12-0 inside the first 90 seconds. As Greneway eased off into half-court man-to-man, Thomas Alleynes had the opportunity to play, but it made little difference as the visitors continued to demonstrate superior all-round skills, and reached the first break with a 28-0 lead. The second quarter saw the hosts new five up the tempo as they tried to get back into the game. This resulted in Alleynes committing many fouls and getting into individual and team foul trouble which Greneway punished to end the first half 43-2. The third and fourth periods saw Greneway cruising and trying to play quality, passing and moving, team basketball. This was done despite attempted intimidatory behaviour by the now very frustrated home players. Some excellent inter-passing and cool finishing by Greneway saw them ease home 87-7 to extend their unbeaten record. Ben Jackson led the way with 23 points, with Callen Road hitting 22 and Ryan Ingrey adding 10. There was also success for Greneway's Year 7 side as they hammered Barnwell School 46-16 in their first North Herts League game of the season. From the first tip Greneway were high tempo and scored eight unanswered points as Barnwell struggled to come to terms with the hosts man-to-man defence. The first period ended with Greneway leading 14-2, and they extended the margin to 26-10 at half-time. With Daniel Jinkerson leading the way with 12 and Adam Monit adding six, the Royston school built on their lead to go into the final break with a 36-12 lead before outscoring the Stevenage school 10-4 in the fourth period.