Islington side beat Kensington & Chelsea rivals to reach play-off final

Access2Sports U16 players Jason Prince (left) and Rio Murray-Webster in action

Access2Sports U16 players Jason Prince (left) and Rio Murray-Webster in action - Credit: Archant

Rio Murray dominated the closing stages to ensure that Access2Sports defeated Kensington & Chelsea Knights 70-29 and clinched a place in the Community Basketball League Under-16 play-off final.

Murray took control as the undefeated Islington side racked up a 20-point lead at the half and then finished strongly with eight points to close out the game.

Sharpshooters Dreyshun Brown and Jason Prince – who jointly headed the list of scorers with 13 points – fired a series of threes early on to put A2S in command.

Murray’s efforts ensured that they took an impressive 37-17 advantage into half-time, but the Kensington side battled hard, with 13 points from Ivan Ballestero slowing down their opponents’ progress.

In the end, it was not enough to deny A2S a place at the league finals on Sunday, when they will represent the borough alongside Activities4U Under-25s.

You may also want to watch:

For further information, visit or email

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter