Wimbledon College 60
Lampton School’s U15 team secured their first ever appearance in the prestigious National Final 4 to be held at Nottingham Arena in three weeks’ time.
The long awaited National Quarter Final couldn’t come sooner for the players as they worked daily and tirelessly in preparation for what would be their biggest game of their lives.
Yahya Muhieddine and Jimmy Singh clearly set the tone early on with some outstanding baskets and rebounded like men on a mission. Following their lead was Elmi Elmi who thrilled the big crowd with a clinical display of long range shooting. Jonah Ting and Shirzad Yousafi displayed wizardry ball handling skills beating their opposition down the floor nearly on every possession and finding their team mates with pin point passing.
Wimbledon’s physical size looked like it may cause problems for the Lampton boys, who are all U14 and U13 players expect for Elmi and Yahya. This wasn’t to be the case as Curtis Bowry, JJ Grewal and Nic Molina-Scott established their presence under both boards and setting excellent screens freeing their team mates.
Sunny Singh put the finishing touch to a wonderful game for the spectators by finding an open team mate with a pass behind his back to the crowds delight.
Scenes of joy were shared with the many supports after the final whistle was blown. The Lampton boys are really proud of their achievements and in reaching the final four. Proud but not satisfied is how Yahya explained to his team mates in the changing room after the game.
Now that a new goal has been set the preparation goes up a level and these boys are more than ready and welcome this new challenge.