Preston’s College Continue undefeated season in Elite Academy Basketball League
Guest Post - Friday, 13th February, 2015
Preston’s College Basketball team continue their scintillating run of form in the Elite Academy Basketball League (EABL) as they took care of business against Moulton College 74-64.
England U18 standout player Kyle Carey led the way for the Titans with a personal haul of 25 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block and 4 turnovers.
The team is undefeated so far with a perfect 7-0 record in the ultra-competitive North Conference.
Having had to endure a long day of travelling down to Northamptonshire, the team jumped straight off the bus and into the game. The first quarter started very slowly and purposely as the Preston side squeezed themselves into the game. At the end of the first quarter the scoreline of 25-22 to Preston reflected how tough it was to get the teams’ travel-weary bodies into competitive action. Daniel Miller, so often the catalyst for the side, had to sit as he had accumulated two personal fouls. The half time score saw Preston up eight at 42-34.
However, once the second half started the team had built enough of a lead and composure through solid play from Cameron King, who was singled out by Coach Leak as the Most Valuable Player with a statline of 12 points, 15 rebounds, 6 steals, 1 assists and 3 blocks.
Said Head Coach Malcolm Leak: “We played a great game down the stretch despite the absence of Melkisedek Moreuax , who was benched as he did not attend practice. We played good team ball and played for one another.”
“It was difficult at first as Daniel was in a lot of foul trouble early on but Kyle and Cameron played exceptional and they carried us through this game.”
Asked about how the rest of the season would fare for the Titans, Coach Leak proclaimed “Right now we hold our own cards to our destiny. Everyone has lost a game or two in this division apart from us. We’re going to go at it in training the next few weeks and iron out the wrinkles.”
All going to plan the league decider could come down to a big showdown at home against cross-city rivals Myerscough College who have lost just once this campaign. “We are going to look at the game tape, break it down. We struggled in parts against Myerscough the last couple of times we played them. They hit us with their haymakers and we don’t know how to combat their runs. For sure if we can improve on our boxing out and defensive agility, I truly think the North Conference title is their for the taking.”
“I urge all the students at Preston’s College to back our team, come down and support us as we try and make that pivotal step in the right direction.”
In other action the second team won a closely-fought game with Loreto College 47-46.
Preston’s College next game in EABL action comes after the break on the 25th Feb against a Birmingham Met College side who have only won once this season.
For further information about the basketball team and photographs please contact Mansoor Ahmed on 07801 587013