Weymouth Tandoori Bandits Beaten By Bournemouth Bears
9:22am 9th January 2013
The Bandits were playing well all through the season and were ready to take the game to the best team in the league. The first quarter started well with the squad proving they are not to be taken likely. Julian Lawes started the game on fire, going 100% from 3pt range, hitting three in a row. The Bandits ended the quarter only 9 points behind, with the scores at 17 – 26.
The second quarter was the same story. Weymouth were losing points on easy points in the paint, there seemed to be a whole in the middle of the defence which took the team not too long to close. The team only started putting in the work on offense toward the end of the quarter with Dzintars Kalkis putting a large number of points on the board. and half ending 27 – 45.
At half time player/coach, Chris Canham told the team they needed to increase the intensity, “This team is no better than us, we are not playing at our best. Come on lets up the intensity and let’s be more physical.” Unfortunately this did not seem to sink in. The team were performing too many turnovers and allowing too many fast break points, being outscored by 26 points in the third quarter with a 34 – 78 score.
In the fourth quarter the team realised their mistakes and played like they had done all season; creating chances for each other and making stops on defence. Sadly this came too late as the scores ended with a 45 – 107 loss for the distraught Weymouth.
Julian Lawes, “It was a difficult game, some of our players were injured others away. We did not display the kind of game we are used to. But clear mistakes were made none the less and this gives a clear picture of what we need to work on.”
Game MVP: Chris Canham
Roster/Scores: Chris Canham 13, Dzintars Kalkis 12, Julian Lawes 11, Jordan Daniels 7, Sam Dodge 2, Richard Camp, Gerry Legg-saunders, Jim De Bertrand, Matt Board.