This week's match report comes to us from Kai.
Last weekend saw us face Winchester for the last time this season. Everyone one was on time and ready to start from the get go.
We lost the tip but we quickly won the ball back from an excellent steal and fast break score from Temi at the other end. We continued to force turnovers on defence and capitalise on fast break points. A lead was created that continued to grow throughout the game.
In the second half of the first quarter we continued to dominate the glass and limit the opposition to only eight points. Sean bullied Winchester in the paint, finishing at the rim or catching his own rebounds and converting the second chance points. We continued to outplay the opposition on offence with a notable moment coming when Jack spun and faked a defender to get an easy look under the basket.
Throughout the second quarter we moved the ball brilliantly, creating many fast break points including a lovely reverse layup from Joe to avoid pressure. Julian and Sean managed to get off a few three point attempts but unfortunately the rim was not kind to them. Going into the half the score was 13 – 46.
We continued to put in good team effort and Yahya began to tally up the steals. Thomas put up a great hustle effort and won many offensive rebounds, dishing these out to create lots of open looks. Sean managed to pull off an exceptional round the back pass, something we have been working on in practice recently.
The quick ball movement continued during the second half including a strong half court pass from Johnny, who eventually ended up with a team high in assists of 6. Ben was immaculate from the field and pulled in 7 well earned rebounds. Julian, as per usual, continued to protect the rim, once again getting multiple blocks with his long, long, long arms. We must also not forget an emphatic block from Temi, who sent the ball way back into row z.
The game ended 32 - 96, however we were unfortunately unable to breach the 100 point mark despite great individual and team shifts. Thank you to the parents who came out to watch the game in their numbers and coach Ben for giving us great feedback and support during and after the game.