Tough Week for Edinburgh Basketball

It was a close win for M1 this week against Glasgow University, the final score was 68-60. In the first half, they took the lead thanks to their plays and movement on the court. Glasgow’s defence was tough to play against but fortunately they lost concentration a few times allowing them to score. It was only after half time that Glasgow started to overtake, letting them win the third quarter. However, they fought strong in the last quarter and took the win. They managed to score some good shots, few 3’s and got an 8 point lead to finish the game. Captain, Brendon Mullan comments, “It was a game of runs really, quite back and forwards. There are lots of positives but still a few things we can improve on”.

W1 had an unfortunate loss this week against Northumbria. With most of their team injured, they played with only 7 players, 3 of which were from W2. Head coach, Bart Sengers comments, “We had debuts at this level for Rosanna Pollock and Murron Marr. Both of them did well and it is a great learning experience for them.” They managed to win the third quarter, but unfortunately didn’t have enough personnel to keep up with the other team. They took the game as a positive as they managed to score more points this game, as to when they played them two weeks ago.

Tough result for the Men’s 2nds who lost to Dundee University in the opening round of the Conference Cup to a score of 68-76. The team’s poor shooting at the free throw line ultimately cost them the game but the coaches were proud of their teams hustle and effort throughout the game. Despite losing starting guard Terry Guo to an early injury and having two other starters foul out, the team still managed the force the game into double overtime. Veteran Nils Andräs led the team in scoring with 21 and American guard Matt Young impressed with his strong shooting and high pressure defence. While disappointed the team is eager to host Dundee again next week as Edinburgh looks to remain at the top of the league in what is sure to be a fun match for both sides.

W2 had a tough loss this week against Robert Gordon University. After losing 3 of our top scorers to BUCS prem, the team was still determined to take on RGU. It took them a while to get into the game, making them lose the first two quarters due to some poor spacing. Half time score was 16-28. However, they had a fantastic third quarter, making RGU turn the ball over a lot due to a strong defence. This made them win the quarter, 13-5. Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to over take them. The final score was 33-44. After an upsetting loss, the girls are looking to fight back strong next week in their game against Glasgow University.

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