Moulton progressed into the Quarter Finals of the Academy Basketball League defeating Carmel College 91-62
Moulton showed a dominant first half performance, storming into a double digit lead influenced by some good team offense that saw David Nieva and Sydney Ngobeh score 7 and 6 quarter points respectively to lead Moulton 26-13 end of the first quarter
Moulton continued their dominance extending their lead to 40-20 midway through the quarter. Hayden Alcindor displayed some aggressive rebounding both ends of the floor to influence a 13-2 surge to conclude the quarter. This saw Moulton secure a dominant 53-22 score line at the half.
Many would have thought this was game over, however this would not be case. Second half saw Carmel resort to a zone defence, this cause a few problems for Moulton which disrupt their offense forcing shots from range. Carmel built some momentum on offense allowing Nathan Johnson score 9 quarter points to reduce the deficit to 14 points late in the 3rd quarter to put pressure on Moulton at end of the quarter(64-50).
A dominant start by Moulton saw Sydney Ngobeh and Hayden Alcindor display strong scoring performances to spark a 14-2 run restoring a strong lead 80-54. Carmel were unable to score a field goal for 5 minutes in the 4th quarter putting the game out of reach for Moulton to progress to the Quarter Finals.
Moulton were led in scoring by Sydney Ngobeh with 24 points supported by Hayden Alcindor with 22 points. Carmel was led in scoring by Kalim Simpson with 15 points.
Head Coach Rob Crump commented “ Credit should go to Carmel who really did put us under pressure on us late in the 3rd Quarter and displayed a never say die attitude.”
“I thought we were excellent in the first half which we looked very confident advancing the ball up the floor. This was complimented by some confident shooting from the perimeter that allowed us to build a dominant lead at the half.”
“Despite a loss of concentration and execution in the 3rd quarter, it was pleasing to see we confidently recovered and restored our lead in the 4th quarter.”
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