ABL Game 7 Alec Reed vs Haringey Sixers
A big fourth quarter comeback was not enough for Alec Reed as Haringey claimed a 64-66 success on the road.
Sheik Sherriff starred with 14 points and 17 rebounds in the win for the division leaders.
It was the home team that started off hot and jumped out to an early 8-0 lead, but Haringey responded with run of their own to close the gap. At end of the first period, it was 18-17 to Alec Reed.
In the second period it was both teams trading baskets with some great dunking from Carl Campbell, thought it was the visitors that took a slim lead into changing rooms at 32-36.
Alec Reed came out of changing room with much more intensity and after run 8-0 took a four-point lead. However, the home team could keep the intensity and gave this period to Haringey who extended lead to 11 points at end of the third.
Haringey opened up a 46-62 lead with six minutes to go before Alec Reed went on a stunning 16-0 run to level the game. The visitors moved back ahead and were able to held on for an important win.
Head Coach Daniel Szatkowski said: “It is frustrating outcome but knowing our short rotation for this game I know my team put up a brave fight. Individual foul trouble was a key factor for us as our most important players had to sit out most of the time. We had our chances but failed to convert. We have to learn from this game.”
Elias Poorman had 18 points, 10 assists and six steals for Alec Reed, while Carl Campbell had a double-double with 14 points and 15 rebounds.
Alec Reed will travel to Barking and Dagenham in the New Year, while Haringey will have am away fixture against St Charles.