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Weymouth College Tropic Finally Get Win And Scupper Spires

Basketball Gilmartin

8:58am 7th May 2014
(Updated 9:00am 7th May 2014)

In their first game of the evening they faced title chasing Salisbury Spires who Coach Alex Fuhrmann had previously clashed with. Weymouth were not welcomed well as in the opening quarter they were unable score as Spires took a 8 point lead. Things didn’t seem to change as the second period continued, Tropics only finding 3 points from the free throw line and Spires maintaining their 8 point lead at the half 11 – 3. Coach Fuhrmann had choice words for his team in the break and elected to put full court pressure on the Spires who previous had shown trouble dealing with the full court press. Weymouth College Tropics were ignited for the second half as they created steal after steal and found scoring success from Max Gilmartin and Jerry Thompson. As the closing seconds of the game ticked down, Weymouth drew level and with yet another steal on the press were able to seal the game with a Gilmartin 3 point play and win 21 - 19.

In the Weymouth College Tropics second game they were quick to pick up on their success from the last game as they ran out to an 11 point lead, leaving the Storm a little shell shocked. With the second quarter underway the Storm side became rejuvenated as they realised the reality of losing the league based on the result. Weymouth maintained a lead going into the second half but this was short lived as the fatigue from the previous game set in, alongside an injury to Jerry Thompson. Starting guards Kim DeLeon found success with an inspired 3 pointer, however the pressure was not damped as Storm continued to build confidence and run up a final 35 – 23 win.

Coach Alex Fuhrmann, “An added storyline to the evening as Salisbury would of claimed the league title had they beat us with no more games to play. As of now Dorset Storm A has 2 games in hand, requiring 1 win out of games against Weymouth and Dorset B next month. Although we might not be a top of the league, it’s great to see the lads fighting for games and letting the top side know that there are no easy games up until the end of the season.

Picture – Max Gilmartin

Roster: Max Gilmartin, Jerry Thompson, Ewan Goodwin, Tim Hendy, Joe Southcott, Kim DeLeon, Taine Mackay, Luke Strong.

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