Jacks on a high after making it through to Herts Plate semi-finals

PUBLISHED: 11:11 01 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:19 26 October 2009

Damiola Siyanbola

Damiola Siyanbola

THE JACKS made it through to the Herts Premier League Plate semi-final after crushing Luton Fliers 2 61-34. The tip-off saw Luton Fliers immediately take possession and go on the attack, but this was short-lived as the hosts retaliated quickly and soon st

THE JACKS made it through to the Herts Premier League Plate semi-final after crushing Luton Fliers 2 61-34.

The tip-off saw Luton Fliers immediately take possession and go on the attack, but this was short-lived as the hosts retaliated quickly and soon started to score baskets.

Hatfield-based Jacks were more fortunate and some good baskets were made by sheer speed and accuracy.

The score reached 13-9 in favour of the hosts at the end of the first quarter.

The Luton team came out strongly at the start of the next quarter and at one stage were only trailing by three points.

Following a time out, the Jacks regained control and some superb baskets were scored from long passes and fast breaks.

Rob Quy and Damiola Siyanbola worked very well together to increase the score and the second quarter finished 29-18 to the Birchwood side.

Following the half-time break, the start of the third quarter was dominated by the Jacks.

Quy made two brilliant baskets under a lot of pressure from the Fliers' defence.

It was a tough session for both teams, but with Thor Ahmed and Winston Archer working well together, the score at the end of the quarter was 42-27 to the hosts.

The final quarter again saw the visitors making an aggressive start.

Good passing and a fantastic three-pointer gave them a real boost.

Slowly the home team picked up their game and their strong offence began to pay dividends. James Bailey put up a really good three point basket as the gap widened.

With Siyanbola getting so many rebounds for the Jacks, the result was inevitable with the final score being 61-34 in their favour.

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