On the 10th of January Haringey Sixers were invited to play in the prestigious Nike LSB Invitational Basketball Tournament, staged to showcase the best young players from each side of London, in celebration of the NBA coming to London with the big game between the Boston Celtics and the Philadelphia 76’ers at the O2 taking place the day after.
Haringey Sixers commence their first ABL home game of the season facing Aylesbury Grammar College. As competitors who got to the playoff semi finals, Sixers were keen to get a powerful start to the season, which ended victorious with a tight 90-86 win.
This tournament was played in the quick 10 minute per game format. Which really threw the players off in the first game as they are used to feeling teams out and then exposing their weaknesses late in the game. However, we got used to the style of play and stormed our way to the finals.