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2022 Secondary School Leagues March Finals

This year’s March Playoffs consisted of many great teams. After weeks of competitive games, the Finals were located at Lambeth and American School in London (ASL). The staff got there early and took advantage of the open net.

Lambeth U14

First up, Bishop Thomas Grant and Ark Evelyn Grace battled it out for the U14 championship. Bishop Thomas Grant became the champions for their age division with Paddington taking the title for the boys. The following week, U16 boys and girls came back to the Regal to finish what they started.

Lambeth U16

For U16 girls, Bishop Thomas Grant and The Elmgreen School sought to be #1. When asked about what they like about basketball and the Regal court, Bishop Thomas Grant said they loved how fast paced the game is and believe that the court looks really nice. Although Bishop Thomas Grant came out on top, we must say that The Elmgreen School had one enthusiastic bench. Next, Bishop Thomas Grant A and Ark Evelyn Grace played for the U16 boys championship. When interviewing both the U16 boys and girls teams they strongly disliked the height of the ceiling. Some people who have a higher ark on their shot could very well hit the top of the ceiling.

Westminster U14

Next, the ASL hosted the U14 finals in a different division. First, the two U14 girls teams were Paddington Academy and Westminster Academy. The Westminster Academy consisted of many skilled girls. Because of their large depth of talent, they blew out Paddington with the final score at 75-8. One particular point guard ran the show earning the LBA’s MVP award. After the U14 girls finals, the U14 boys game went underway. Pimlico Academy and Paddington Academy fought for the championship cup. Pimlico pulled away and earned the title, but Paddington gave them a run for their money. Pimlico had a wide range of quick, athletic players, but none could handle the strength of Paddington’s post, #14. Westminster U16 On Friday, March 25th, we had our last finals at ASL for the U16 boys and girls. The U16 girls were first up with St. George’s Catholic School and Harris St. John’s Wood striving to bring their school a championship win. St. George demonstrated great teamwork and movement of the ball. Because of their ball movement and anticipation of passes on defence, they pulled through to win the U16 title. Lastly, the U16 boys were eager to showcase their skills. The two teams to end our March Finals were St. Augustine’s and Westminster Academy. This game was extremely fast paced and a matchup that was fun to watch. For Westminster, their team had two quick guards that could handle the pressure well and a post that was strong and not afraid to go to the basket. For St. Augustine’s, they had a post who could shoot the jumpshot and go hard to the basket. Westminster had a hard time keeping up with him and his well rounded team, ending up falling just short of the title. Overall, LBA March Playoffs and Finals were a huge success and the LBA cannot wait to see how these players grow. For more information about events and fundraisers coming up, follow our social media profile on Instagram and Twitter!

Westminster U16

On Friday, March 25th, we had our last finals at ASL for the U16 boys and girls. The U16 girls were first up with St. George’s Catholic School and Harris St. John’s Wood striving to bring their school a championship win. St. George demonstrated great teamwork and movement of the ball. Because of their ball movement and anticipation of passes on defence, they pulled through to win the U16 title.
Lastly, the U16 boys were eager to showcase their skills. The two teams to end our March Finals were St. Augustine’s and Westminster Academy. This game was extremely fast paced and a matchup that was fun to watch. For Westminster, their team had two quick guards that could handle the pressure well and a post that was strong and not afraid to go to the basket. For St. Augustine’s, they had a post who could shoot the jumpshot and go hard to the basket. Westminster had a hard time keeping up with him and his well rounded team, ending up falling just short of the title.
Overall, LBA March Playoffs and Finals were a huge success and the LBA cannot wait to see how these players grow. For more information about events and fundraisers coming up, follow our social media profile on Instagram and Twitter!