Coach Kelly praises all round team display as Arrows U18s take down rival Warriors

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After a spirited second half display at Doncaster, Killamarsh Arrows U18s were determined to get a result against Leicester Warriors.

The team from north Derbyshire came out firing on all cylinders to all but end the game as a contest in the first ten minutes of action.

Arrows’ captain Andreas Lycoudis showed his ability at both ends and the ever-improving Matt Bristow collected ten points in the first.

Both Jordan Hopkinson and Levi Brock offered good protection in defence for Arrows who went on to register a 23-3 advantage.

Leicester showed an ability to score a three-point shot in the reverse fixture and hit their stride with four similar baskets in the second.

Arrows stepped off the gas a touch but Lycoudis still registered 11 points in this quarter along with Dominic Baugh scoring a smooth jumpshot.

Arrows went in to the half time 45-28 up. Selah Mohammed and Aidan Dennison grew in to it, with the latter also contributing seven points.

The hosts took the third quarter as well and the score was 68-44 with ten minutes to play. Abdifatah Mohamed had a flurry of post moves to help the team’s tally. Ross Walcott was able to show his defensive capabilities and it was left to Zorian Zaheer to finish the game off with a ten-point haul in less that two minutes for a 96-70 win.

Coach Jonathan Kelly said: “It was good to see us come out so quick and clinical.

“It was a true team performance. Everybody contributed either with baskets, rebound or assists. It needed a team effort to play the style we wanted to play.”

Scorers: Lycoudis 25, Dennison 15, Bristow 14, Zaheer 12, Walcott 11, Mohamed 10, Baugh 8 and Hopkinson 1.