Sun 25 Sep: U18NL v Oxford 58-47
First win of the season for the U18NL team, against a young Oxford Hoops team, with some notable performances too! After the Cup exit last week the team re-grouped and delivered a very good performance and a win in the first game in the League by 11p, 58-47.
We had 3 players with double-doubles in their stats and everybody in the team scored.
The team started slow in scoring, while trying to understand their opponents and with some good shots from the bigs close to the baskets and some penetration runs from the guards ended up the first quarter up by 20-10. Q2 went the same way with the Blackhawks holding onto the lead and never letting go, ending the first half 33-27.
During Q3, the team put the pressure on forcing their opponents into defensive traps thus offering a lot of steals to the Blackhawks and a lot of transitional buckets, winning Q3 15-7!
In the last quarter the team took their foot of the gas, ending with an 11pt win, 58-47
The coach introduced 3 U16 players at different parts of the game, all of them offering energy, good decision making and a great add on to the main team. It is a very good learning curve for all them and their efforts are really appreciated!
Overall MVP was Alex with 20 MVP points, 12pts scored, 10assists, 7 steals and 7 rebounds. Almost a quad-double.. A really really good performance!!
Jeremy had 17MVP points, 10pts scored, 13 rebounds, 3 steals. Really solid in defence and also offered very good options in offence too.
Big Al had 10MVP points, with 10pts scored and 14reb. Leon scored 5pts had 7stl and 4rbs!! and only 1 turnover, a great improvement from last week!
Brett had 13pts scored, 3st, 3ast, a very good all round performance.
Charlie had 4pts, 1 block, 7rbs, a very encouraging effort from his first outing with the U18s! Ben and Luke had 2pts each.