Liddell’s late score seals Highbury Grove success in Islington schools’ tournament

Highbury Grove girls' U14 basketball team: Back row, left to right: Annie Azzopardi, Taylor Francis,

Highbury Grove girls' U14 basketball team: Back row, left to right: Annie Azzopardi, Taylor Francis, Jasmine Liddell, Jordan Christofis. Front:Frankie Amoah, Tamzin Christofis - Credit: Archant

Jasmine Liddell’s late basket clinched a hard-fought victory for Highbury Grove School Under-14s at the Islington girls’ basketball tournament.

Liddell and team-mate Annie Azzopardi had been on target earlier in the match against EGA School as Highbury Grove opened up a 6-2 lead at half-time.

However, EGA fought back in the second period to tie the game at 6-6 and force extra time, but Liddell scored with just one minute left on the clock to ensure Highbury Grove would be Islington’s representatives at next year’s inter-borough competition.

Highbury Grove: Annie Azzopardi, Taylor Francis, Jasmine Liddell, Jordan Christofis, Frankie Amoah, Tamzin Christofis.

Highbury Grove’s girls’ team emerged victorious in the borough’s Year 7 sports hall athletics competition which has been held over the course of the last month.


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The girls took an early lead and extended it to finish on 749 points – a total of 312 clear at the top of the leader board – while Highbury Grove’s boys’ team finished fifth overall.

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