M1s: Our men’s first team beat the Aberdeen’s first team 55-45.
M2s: QMU 1s v EUBC 2s
The men’s 2s traveled to QMU missing key players due to the early 1pm tip-off. The underhanded squad started a little slow in the first quarter, going down double digits, and, after a couple of unfortunate calls, starter and key player Bruce Taylor had to sit with 3 fouls in the first few minutes. Despite being down by 20+ points, the 2s rode the storm and came out for the second quarter re-energized and put on a show. Excellent defense from debutants Ben Pirrie and Daniel Legget sparked the team’s comeback effort, and the offense was fuelled by Noah Rockwood and Iain Shilliday, who hit 5 three-pointers between them in the quarter. The big effort drastically decreased QMU’s lead, which was down to 6 points at the half.
After the half, however, QMU were the ones who came out reenergize and pulled away for the remainder of the game, in spite of Noah Rockwood continuing his strong play.
The game finished QMU 88-66 EUBC Men’s 2s.
M3s: EUBC’s men’s third team had a tough loss 64-40 against Heriot Watt’s men’s second team. One of the team newest players, Cao Feiyu, scored 11 points in the first quarter alone in his first game.
W1s: Our women’s first team had a tough first fixture away to Durham. With only 7 players, they played some great basketball in a physical game. However despite a great effort put in by everyone on the team, Durham coming out on top with a final score of 74-62.
W2s: The women’s second team had an exciting first game against St. Andrew’s winning the game 57-48. The team worked well together to keep a consistent lead the entire game and finish the fourth quarter with a strong lead. EUBC’s female player of the week Salla Tuomaala lead the team at the beginning scoring the team’s first 7 points and finishing the game with an amazing 16 points.
W3s: EUBC’s women’s third team had a tough first fixture losing narrowly to Heriot Watt’s first team by 6 points. New to BUCS 2A, and the only third team competing in a league with mostly first teams, they knew it was going to be a tough game. They went down early in the first half, finishing halftime with a score of 6-23. Even Laila Juul- Dam’s 12 points in the second half or Bobbie’s half court buzzer beater at the end of the third quarter couldn’t come back enough to win. The game finished with a score 36-43. Coach Sam Butler said she’s so proud of how the girls played and the potential they have for the rest of the season!