Match report from 26/10/2016
It was a strong win today for the Men’s 1st against Abertay, the final score was 86-66. They started off with good offensive play which got them an early lead. It was a tough game for both teams as officials were calling a large number of light fouls However, the men were focused and controlled the pace, resulting in a 10-point lead by the end of the first quarter. In the 2nd quarter, our 1st team struggled in defence, but they still managed to stay ahead, extending their lead to 16 points. By the third quarter, Abertay switched to a zone defence and it took our offence a while to adjust with the lead being reducing by 8-points. In their final quarter, they increased the tempo with a press that forced Abertay into many turnovers, increasing their lead once again. Despite a poor defensive show, the pressure allowed our men’s lead to keep growing, resulting in a 20-point win.
Men’s 2nds remain undefeated so far this season with a tough win away from home against a strong Napier University team, beating the home team 59-52. Starting off the 4th quarter down by 3, the team went onto have their highest scoring quarter of the game while their strong defensive effort forced Napier into their lowest scoring quarter of the game. Josh Proctor led by example on the defensive end by playing the full 40 minutes of the game in a successful effort to slow down Napier’s main offensive threat. Captain Andrew Hobson helped the team come from behind by setting the tone early in the 4th quarter with his game changing energy when he entered the game. Special mention must go to Edward Agboraw and Nils Andräs for their dominant rebounding efforts on both ends of the court. Once again every player on the team provided key contributions on the court. The coaches look forward to building on today’s performance as last years Conference Cup Champion’s prepare to host Dundee University next week in their first cup game of the season.
It was an easy victory for W2 today. They took on Dundee University and finished with a score of 72-33. Top scorers were Murron Marr (17 points) and Salla Tuomaala (16 points). In the first quarter, they managed to pull quickly away from the home side, creating an 11-point lead at the end of the first quarter. They played well as a team but their defence was pretty poor as it was shown to be a downfall in the third quarter. However, they still managed to get a strong lead winning the game by 39 points. The team says it was not their strongest performance but still happy to come away with a solid win!
Another win for the M3s today as they took on St Andrews, final score was 66-57. Top scorer was Julian Vogel with 15 points. He made most of this points in the 4th quarter helping them seal the win. They were down by 8 points in the third quarter after one of the other team players hit 3, three pointers in a row. However, they managed to take the win with their strong defence in 4th quarter.