The trip to Barcelona at the end of last term has done the Basketball Academy a power of good – the Lions have progressed to the last eight of the National Schools U19 Conference Cup after beating Warwickshire College in the Last 16 game on Monday night 71-61.
It was a tight game all the way with several lead changes. However, the Lions turned up their defence in the final quarter to break out to a double-digit lead that they were able to maintain down the stretch. It was a solid all-round performance from the Lions with lots of players contributing and three players finishing with double digits. W. Charewa led the way in scoring with 21 points and 9 rebounds C. Nicholls added 11 points and S. Robinson had 10 points.
This now means that the LR Lions will be travelling to Stockport next Tuesday for their Quarter final matchup vs Stockport college.