Rising star Anderson shines for Arrows

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Injury-hit Killamarsh Arrows produced a battling display at league leaders London Lithuanica but ultimately lost 109-97.

Such is the progressive nature of the Arrows that they gave a debut to U16 player Rickyle Anderson and he responded with eight points and eight rebounds.

Joseph Baugh was forced off inside two minutes with an injury and the Arrows struggle early on - but fought back to take a temporary lead at the interval.

Lithuanica produced an astonishing 17 three-pointers during third and fourth quarters of the match to take the win. Chris Dixon led the charge with 25, followed by Cameron McCallum (19).

While the club’s U16s side fared better on the road at Durham, edging a thrilling 66-64 game.

Ellis Salim scored the vital basket in the closing seconds to give Arrows victory and secure a creditable third place finish in the Conference. Salim (27) was assisted in the scoring by Hassan (19) and Anderson (14).

And the U18s lost at home to Birmingham 70-58.

The last time these two sides met was before Christmas in one of the most spectacular games Arrows had seen in many a year - a buzzer-beating shot was the only difference between the two.

Birmingham came out with intensity that smelt of a revenge fuelled mission. They led the way at the interval 32-28 and extended that to 50-43 with just a quarter remaining.

Dominic Baugh and Andreas Lycoudis hit a three-pointer each, with Levi Brock contributing on the defensive end, however, it wasn’t enough to get past the home side. Scorers: Lycoudis 20, Walcott 16, Dennison and Mohamed 7, Baugh 3.