South Bucks Comets break Herts to win play-off fi­nal

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COME­BACK kings South Bucks Comets have be­come Bucks Ju­nior Bas­ket­ball League U12s cham­pi­ons af­ter com­ing from be­hind in the play-off fi­nal.

It could not have been a closer­matched show­down than against a West Herts War­riors side who Comets had won and lost against, both by nar­row mar­gins, in the reg­u­lar sea­son, and who they had only lost out on top spot to by virtue of a cou­ple of points scored.

And so it proved in a see-saw en­counter, Comets tak­ing a first quar­ter lead and War­riors a sec­ond quar­ter lead, only for the scores to be level at half time thanks to scores from Alex Steet, Michael Daniel and Vin­nie Dunn for South Bucks.

War­riors then led by a sin­gle point go­ing into the fi­nal quar­ter, but an in­cred­i­ble de­fen­sive dis­play from Henry Kite and Roxy Mathea re­stricted them to just one more point, while at the other end, Joe Martin’s re­bound­ing and points from Daniel and Alex Street en­sured the Chal­font St Peter side took the ti­tle 23-19.

Ear­lier, in the semi fi­nals, Comets com­fort­ably beat Shen­ley Scor­pi­ons 31-13 thanks some great pass­ing by Jack Holt, which en­abled Martin to score 13 of his side’s points, while some the fast breaks of Will Martin and de­fen­sive hus­tle of Char­lie Lewis were also a joy to watch.

Also in the South Bucks team are Fred Buck­ing­ham, Chris­tian Wright, Cal­lum Pat­ter­son and Billy Grief-King, while the coaches are Dar­ren Lewis, Paul Holt and Ray Creed. Any­one in­ter­ested in play­ing should email coachray@ south­bucks­bas­ket­ball.co.uk.

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