Basketball - Cowboys Teach College A Lesson
11:54am 28th November 2013
Weymouth went in to the game, against Exeter College in high spirits after exhilarating game against the Exmouth Jesters. Whereas this week's opponent Exeter College have had mixed fortunes this season with only two wins out of their seven games.
Weymouth started with a mixture of experience and youth to help combat such a youthful side. The first quarter was very competitive where Weymouth played a man-to-man. This was very successful as Weymouth finished first quarter up by 11 points with baskets from Dunster, Turner and Canham the first quarter finished 13 -2.
The second quarter followed a similar pattern, as the first quarter with more baskets from Canham, Stokey and Camp to help Weymouth outscoring Exeter College by six points, leaving the half-time score as 29 -12.
The second half was where Weymouth had their traditional third-quarter syndrome. When the man-to-man defence had failed, coach Alex Fuhrmann decided to play a zonal defence to see if Exeter could cope with the change. But unfortunately Weymouth put themselves into foul trouble, through a lack of concentration. Still managing to maintain the 17 point gap that was achieve in the first half of the game.
The fourth quarter, Weymouth found the gear that they had been playing In all night as zonal defence wasn’t be as effective as Fuhrmann would have liked so he switched it back to man-to-man. This seemed to be inspired decision even more so when Dunster fouled out with about 7 minutes left to play. Weymouth wanted the ball more with Camp and De Bertrand helping to tick the scoreboard over. For the final couple of minutes Fuhrmann put all the members of the roster that were in foul trouble on the court at the same time. This worked as the defence was near on impossible to get through with College only scoring 5 points in the whole of the fourth quarter.
MVP: Richie Camp
Roster: Josh Turner 12, Ben Stokey 12 , Jim DeBertard 11, Chris Canham 10, Richie Camp 8, Brett Dunster 3, Rob Legg 2, Max Gilmartian and Jerry Thompson.