Basketball: Raiders Start Slow But Win On Road

Basketball: Raiders Start Slow But Win On Road

Published at 8:37am 9th February 2015.

Exeter & District Mens Division 2. Massage Weymouth Raiders 61 - 48 North Devon.

After their lose in the cup, Massage Weymouth Raiders travel away to north Devon in a must win game to stay in the chase for the division 2 title.

With half the Raiders team getting lost on route and turning up with 5 minutes till tip, Raiders started cold and slow. Luckily North Devon found themselves in early foul trouble putting Massage Weymouth to the line 6 times in the first quarter helping Raiders stay within 6 points. With a large portion of the points including a 3 pointer coming from Piotr Lason in the second quarter Raiders still finish the first half trailing 31-34.

The second half saw a much different Raiders side, with points coming from all players.  Any Steel with a 3 to start the half, great team defence, with fast breaks from Dan Park saw Massage Weymouth start pulling away from the tired looking North Devon side. The 4th quarter saw Raiders out score north Devon 15-4 again with great team defence, fast breaks and a 3 pointer from Park to finish the game 61 - 48.

Coach Craig Sorrell, “Overall it was a great team effort with every player contributing to the game in some way,whether it was through scoring, rebounding or just great hustle defence.”

Massage Weymouth MVP: Piotr Lason

Roster/Scorers: Piotr Lason 24, Dan Park 14, Andy Steel 9, Scott White 5, Simon Dean 5, Pavel Dimitrov 4, Jerry Thompson.