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Southampton Southsiders 98 - 82 Weymouth Tandoori Bandits

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8:48am 14th May 2013

Southampton Southsiders 98 - 82 Weymouth Tandoori Bandits

With the close of the season fast approaching, Weymouth Tandoori Bandits took a road trip to Southampton to take on the Southsiders in one of the last games of their season.

The opening quarter saw a strong start from the Tandoori Bandits Dzintars Kalkis scoring three baskets in consecutively giving the team an 8 point lead in the opening 3 minutes of the game. The offensive pressure was set and along with Dzintars Kalkis 12 points for the quarter, the fellow team members all chipped in to see out the quarter with a 28 to 14 point lead.

The second quarter started a little slower than the first, but the Tandoori Bandits were still trying to replicate the pressure that they had seen the first out with. This quarter saw the opposition start to come to life with the first half of the quarter seeing a pretty even matchup between the teams and as a result an equal trade of points at both end of the court. The Southsiders managed to score more than they did in the first quarter but still went into the halftime break trailing 36 points to the Weymouth side 46.

After the break Weymouth felt a new revived onslaught of attack from the Southsiders with a barrage of points scored from turnovers of the Weymouth teams’ offense. Within two minutes the lead that Weymouth had accumulated in the first half was down to a single point. Despite several trips to the free-throw line and several baskets scored, the Tandoori Bandits had no answer for the refreshed Southsider offence attacks. Weymouth couldn’t muster up any kind of answer and as a result had one of the lowest scoring quarters of the season and to make matters worse the Southsiders managed to score almost everything they threw at the hoop and ended up scoring 45 for the quarter.

Weymouth had to shake of the deflated sensation from the fourth and finish the fourth with the determination and tempo that they had started the game with. Once again led by Dzintars Kalkis, Weymouth piled on the pressure at both ends of the floor. Every attack on their end was met with high pressure defence with every rebound and turnover converted into fast paced, determined offence. This sudden come back to the same pressure that they had started the game with saw the Tandoori Bandits finish the quarter once again outscoring their opposition 28 to 17.

Sadly for Weymouth the damage in the third quarter meant that although they had outscored the Southsiders in the other three, they still finished the game as the loss, the final score Southampton Southsiders 98 Weymouth Bandits 82.

Scorers/Roster: Dzintars Kalkis 33, Vitoldas Balciunas 17, Ian Manley 14, Chris Canham 12, Carl Carter 4, Jim DeBertrand 2, Jordan Daniels, Josh Turner

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