BasketBall: Coasters Blast Past Raiders

BasketBall: Coasters Blast Past Raiders

Published at 8:41am 31st January 2017.

Jurassic Coasters 88-42 Plymouth Raiders

Jurassic Coasters 88-42 Plymouth Raiders

This week the Coasters played host to Plymouth Raiders at Budmouth Community Sports Centre. The Coasters were looking to take another 3 points from the Raiders in their second meeting of the year. The local team, made up of players from Weymouth & Dorchester Basketball clubs, are hoping for a top two place at the end of the season and a possible place in the playoffs.

Within seconds of tip-off, the Coasters got a free throw with Giuseppe Landolfi being fouled going up to the ring. In the same minute a foul at the other end gave the visitors a chance to draw level but they failed to capitalise. Pasquale Landolfi was on fire as he took the Raiders defence apart with brace of layups before Louis Weaver joined in the scoring. Raiders were struggling as their coach called for a time out. Back out again and the Coasters were relentless with Derek Marquez and Eoin Goring hitting the basket.

Into the second quarter and Plymouth were fighting valiantly but it wasn't enough to stop the boys in yellow. More baskets from Landolfi & Weaver with Bruce Florentino making in play baskets and going to the line four times in the quarter. Raiders were going to have to manage their fouls for the rest of the game.

Halftime Coasters 46-24 Raiders

In the third quarter Jurassic Coasters only allowed the visitors to score seven points whereas the hosts smashed twenty two through the raiders net. Owen Leivers and Bradley Morgan got their turn under the ring and points on the board.

The last quarter and the visitors were looking tired but they pushed on looking to get something from the game. Alas it wasn't to be as the Coasters kept hammering their defensive lines and taking the score to double that of the Raiders.

Pasquale Landolfi 33, Louis Weaver 24, Bruce Florentino 13, Bradley Morgan 4, Giuseppe Landolfi 4, Owen Leivers 4, Derek Marquez 4, Eoin Goring 2, Kevin Tissera, Alex Low, Luca Trevett.

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