Southwark Legends’ Kemari Bailey stole the game last weekend when he poured in a remarkable 29 points to help his side claim a 39-33 win over the Hackney Kings.
Speaking after the game, Bailey exclaimed: “Today is my first time playing in the CBL, so it’s great to kick off my first season here with the win. It’s only right that I played my part and showed my competition what I am capable of.”
The game was fast-paced and exciting throughout, with Kings doing their best to overcome the Legends, shrinking the gap to trail behind by 4 points at the end of the half (17-13).
Kings’ Maliq Oke capitalised on every possession to stay in step with Bailey, racking up an impressive 21 points alone to outscore the Legends (9-11) and give his side a push in the third quarter. With both Bailey and Oke locked into the game that could have fallen either way, Bailey made sure to remain composed in order to finish strong.
“It’s a lot of fun playing in the CBL,” added Bailey, “I am confident my time and experience here will better me as a player, preparing me for the next steps going forward.”
The Community Basketball League is the biggest grassroots league in London, offering more than 1,000 active players aged 12-25 a positive, enjoyable and competitive environment in which to play the game they love.
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