Dynamik National Schools Finals 2023: Under-14s & 16s recaps, gallery & reaction

The second half of the Dynamik National School Finals took place at the National Basketball Performance Centre to end the competition for another season.

The event featured finals for the Under-14 Co-Ed, Under-14 Girls, Under-16 Co-Ed, and Under-16 Girls competitions. 

There's scores, recaps, and reaction for all the games below, plus a gallery of images at the foot of this article. 

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Under 14 Co-Ed: Sale Grammar 66-86 American School London  

American School London claimed the first final of the day as they beat Sale Grammar 86-66.

The Londoners looked like they'd be able to run away with the final after a 30-12 opening quarter, but the North West side battled back to trail 42-38 by the half. 

Ultimately Sale's charge was led almost completely by David Akhidime, who played the full 40 minutes and scored 49 of his side's points, adding 13 rebounds for the double-double.

It took a dual effort from American School to cancel out Akhidime's efforts, with MVP Devin Erdei (26pts, 14reb) and captain Devon Aroner (25pts, 5reb) both putting in excellent performances in the win.

Under 14 Girls: Trinity HS 49-60 Chadwell Heath

Chadwell Heath took the U14 Girls title following a 60-49 win against Trinity HS.

An even game throughout, with neither side leading by more than five points across the first three quarters, a 7-0 run by Chadwell Heath to start the fourth broke the game open and created the advantage needed to seal the win.

Trinity refused to go quietly however, getting their deficit down to just three points with 4:54 to go, but that was close as they'd come before their opponents pulled away for good.

MVP honours went to Chadwell Heath's Edita Vaka, who dropped a team-high 24 points to go with four rebounds and five assists, as team mate Tia Andrew added a 14 point, 16 rebound double-double.

Trinity were led by a game-high 27 points from Jane Oboavwoduo.

Under 16 Co-Ed: Ormiston Park Academy 102-99 Barking Abbey School

The U16 Co-Ed final was a cracker, with Ormiston Park Academy narrowly seeing off Barking Abbey, 102-99.

The Essex side led from tip to buzzer, including by as many as 26 going into the final quarter, but were made to sweat during a tense final frame.

Barking did all they could to get back into the contest, eventually running out of time just one basket short of what would have been an incredible comeback.

The game's MVP award went to Emilis Zibuda for his incredible 46 point outing, tacking on nine boards and six assists for a stunning 47 efficiency game.

Nojus Zajahjauskas (32pts, 6reb, 7ast, 5stl) also played a solid ball game, with Micael Filho (50pts, 7reb, 4ast, 4stl) leading the way for Barking.

Under 16 Girls: Trinity HS 75-48 Bristol Met Academy

MVP Irene Oboavwoduo led Trinity HS to an U16 Girls win, with a 75-48 final score.

Oboavwoduo was a standout for the entirety of her 26:59 of court time, finishing with a game-high 36 points to go with 15 boards.

Trinity would lead from tip to buzzer, building on a 27-8 opening quarter to build a lead that would eventually peak at 30 points in both the third and fourth quarter.

Bristol Met enjoyed 21 points and 15 rebounds from Angel Whyte, with Kamilah Yakubu adding a 12 point, 10 rebound double-double as the only other Met player in double digits on the score board.

See a gallery of finals images below