Basketball - Home Record Remains Intact

Basketball - Home Record Remains Intact

Published at 11:06am 13th November 2014.

Exeter & District Men Division 1. Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits 75 – 40 Exeter University 2.

In the latest game the Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits play host to the travelling Exeter Uni 2 team. Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits went in with a 100% win record on their home court and were looking to extend this record with another win.

The opening quarter saw the Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits come out the blocks as the faster team, big Vitoldas Balciunas and Craig Sorrell opening the scoring for the game. Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits played a nice controlling zone defence which kept the travelling team to a low scoring quarter. A flurry of points from Ian Manley and Andy Steel it allowed Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits to end the quarter with a controlling 24 – 9 lead.

The second quarter saw more of the action that had occurred in the first quarter. The Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits maintaining a high pressure defence while executing a well drilled offence. This quarter saw 7 different Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandit players add points to the board showing the opposition that everyone on the team was willing to put in the work to secure the win for the team. The quarter ended with the Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits having a 28 point lead over their opposition.

The Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits started the third quarter a little slower than the first half of the game had been played. After dominating the first half of the match the story for the third started off very different. The opposition stepped up their pursuit to get themselves back in the game which saw an exchange of points from both sides. The quarter saw the Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits score their lowest amount of points in the game. But with that said they still just managed to beat their oppositions score. The quarter ended 12 to 10 in favour of the home team.

After a quick team talk from acting coach Chris Canham, the Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits came out of the break determined to bring the tempo and domination that they had in the first half of the game. This quarter saw the game’s leading scorer continue with his hot hand. Andy Steel at one point scored a nice fast break layup and followed this up on the next offence attack with a shot from beyond the 3 point arc. Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits managed to do enough to again beat their opposition, finish of the game with a win and maintain their current unbeaten run at home. The game ended with the Weymouth Mission Fitness Bandits having a controlling 35 point lead over their opposition.

MVP: Andy Steel

Roster/Scorers: Andy Steel 19, Craig Sorrell 12, Ian Manley 10, Chris Canham 8, Vitoldas Balciunas 8, Jim DeBertrand 6, Michael Willemse 5, Richard Camp 2, Carl Carter 2, Joel Franks 2.