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Barking Abbey School vs John Madejski Academy

Barking Abbey got an important home victory in the WEABL on Wednesday afternoon, defeating John Madejski Academy 59-47. The win combined with other results in the competition sets up an interesting end to the season in the WEABL with the top four positions still up for grabs with all teams.

A strong first half from Barking Abbey saw them hold a 39-28 interval at the break which they backed up with a 16-6 third quarter.  Loren Christie led the third quarter run with 12 points ,as Barking Abbey got a lead they held onto despite a good comeback from JMA. Seven points in the fourth quarter from Paula Romero then brought the guests closer, but BA held on for the win.

Loren Christie finished with 24 points to lead Barking Abbey with Jolicia Cadogan (14) and Precious Adediran (12) also reaching double figures. For JMA Romero finished with 14 points, and she was helped by 10 from Anabel Latorre and 10 from Angelique Villa-Cua.

Barking Abbey coach Diana Naydenova Gorynova commented, “I was pleased with the start of the game today, we performed well and had good contributions from a number of players.  All credit to JMA for playing strongly in the fourth quarter obviously we need to continue to improve moving forwards”.

Barking Abbey will hit the road for their next game as they go to Itchen on February 12th whilst JMA welcome Oaklands to Reading on the 13th.