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Hoop and glory! Unbeaten run hits three years

Haverstock School win the Camden School Sports Federation Basketball Championships with dramatic win against Acland Burghley

26 April, 2018 — By Steve Barnett

AN all-conquering team of court kings from Haverstock School stretched their winning streak to three years when they won the Camden School Sports Federation Basketball Championships in dramatic fashion last night (Wednesday).

The final against Acland Burghley was tied at 37-all before reigning champions Haverstock scored seven unanswered points in overtime to win the Under-16s event 44-37 – sparking wild scenes of celebration at their home court in Chalk Farm.

Point-guard Charles Tagalan, shooting guard Ivan Solis and power forwards Josh Reeves, Malakai Hyman and Joshua Coulibaly were in scintillating form as Haverstock won their fourth Camden crown in three seasons.

Coach Alek Kolga, who took charge of the team for the last time before moving back to Canada, said he was “extremely proud” of all of his players.

He added: “This is a very special group of young men who demonstrated what it means to be excellent student athletes.

“It’s an honour to have them representing the school.”

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