This week Collyer’s men’s basketball won their first CBL (College Basketball League) game of the season, beating Eastleigh’s Barton Peveril Sixth Form College 91-62. Collyer’s were dominant from the first quarter and produced a great shooting display from 3-point range, with a huge determination to grab every rebound.
Collyer’s Coach Dom Evans, widely regarded as one of the top up and coming young coaches in British college basketball, was delighted: “This was a big win, make no mistake. To see the team competing at this high standard is wonderful.
“In key moments, the team made brave decisions, and the intensity was excellent. The group stuck to the game plan and deserved to win against a quality Baron Peveril team.”
The Collyers team comprised: James Ahonaruogho-Brodie, Xavier Bondin, James Byrne, Yoki Dioso, Jia Xian Luo; Amadeus Manuel-Kaminski, Malachi Mungwira, Ali Noui, Alan Roy Paloothanam, and Dylan Siage.
Collyer’s Head of Sports Academy John Burroughs said: “To be competing and winning games at CBL level is a major development for our basketball, and a boost for Collyer’s sport academies in general.”
The Collyer’s Sport Academy system comprises basketball, football, hockey, netball, and rugby.
Mr Burroughs added: “The academies continue to attract student athletes from right across the southeast and even internationally. Sport at Collyer’s goes from strength to strength!”