Smith takes hatchet to Mowhawks

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Arrows U18s 81,

Tees Valley Mohawks 76

Anton Smith’s 26 points carried the Killamarsh-based Arrows to victory over top-of-the-table Tees Valley Mohawks.

Smith was well supported by Matt Oakey’s 18 and Rory Wheatcroft’s 13 but it was the complete determination of the Arrows to fight for every ball which eventually broke the Mohawks spirit.

Arrows scorers; Smith 26, Oakey 18, Wheatcroft 13, Ellis 8, Khan 5, Glistrides 4, Bourne 4, Mario 3

This win takes the Arrows regular season record to 12-3 while the Mohawks have a 13-2 record both teams have three games left but if the teams records are tied at the end the Arrows, because of their two wins against the Mohawks, would win the division.

Arrows U16s 51, Tees Valley 63

A poor third quarter, which they lost 23-7, cost the young Arrows the game as Andy Weir with 15 points led the scoring..

Myles Murphy was prominent with some nice play in the first-half and Alex Gaywood scored a spectacular basket as the Arrows trailed 27-31 at the interval. Nick Holt impressed in the last quarter in linking with Gareth Williams as the Arrows took the final quarter 17-9.

Arrows 87, London United 58

The Arrows recent promise finally reaped rewards when they recovered from a 16-27 first quarter deficit to record an emphatic win over London United.

Steven Hodge led the Arrows with 29 points well supported by no less than three others in double figures; Svetoslav Aleksandrov 16, Akintunde Lisk–Carew 12, Semi Eboigbe 10 but this was a victory based on domination of the boards in which the Arrows had 58 rebounds to London’s 33.

The Arrows pummelled the boards with Sam Spare’s 12, Eboigbe 13 and Aleksandrov’s 13 this denied London possession and saw the Arrows move away to a comfortable and well-deserved first victory.

The Arrows win sets up a crunch game with Birmingham on Sunday at Killamarsh Sports Centre at 3pm. Both teams will be desperate for the win.

Other result: Sharks 90 Arrows U14s 43.