Tough BUCS Wendesday Battles for EUBC 

It was a tough week for EUBC last Wednesday in the BUCS league! 
Another tough battle for the Men’s 1st against Strathclyde university this week. It was a close match and they fought hard but unfortunately couldn’t stay clear of turnovers. However, star player Leonardo Mancini managed to make some big 3’s in the final few minutes of the game but unfortunately this wasn’t enough and Strathclyde took the win by 3 points. Final score 68-65.

The W1 started the game with some bad luck as Hannah Peacock went down with an ankle injury. Undersized they battled on but after a few minutes of play Loughborough were in the lead 18-1 having not missed a shot. At the end of the 1st quarter, Edinburgh managed to make some baskets which got them into the game a bit more. They managed to win second quarter 13-11 and played hard to stay with the strong Loughborough side but failed to get closer then 10 points. Coach, Bart Sengers said, “the 7 players we had really fought hard and I am happy with the way we played after the tough start. Definitely something to take positives on and move forward.” The final score was 55-68 to Loughborough 
W2 won their second BUCS game of the season with a score of 52-35. It was a tough start to the game against Napier University with one of their key players, Murron Marr falling on her ankle. Thankfully, she managed to get back in the game despite her injury and still scored 16 points. By half time, Edinburgh University were up by 34-17 and took the win with a final score of 52-35. Although they managed to steal the win, the team needs to work over the next few training sessions and build over the next couple of games

EUBC Kick Start the 16/17 Season With Wins For 5 Squads!

What an exciting day last Wednesday, with Edinburgh University Basketball winning 5 out of 5 games!
The W2 kicked it off with their game against Glasgow University! This was their first game of the season and they managed to play well as a team, winning every quarter. By half time, W2 were up by 23 with Holly Gordon scoring 5 three-pointers! They continued to fight strong in the second half, and took the win with the final score being 41-62.
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Our newest team, W3, managed to exceed all expectations in their first time representing EUBC! Playing against West Lothian college, by half time they had an outstanding score of 34-2. In the second half, they managed to not let them score once with them winning 69-2. EUBC are extremely proud and are very excited to see where this team will end up over the next year!

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Steph and Nandi proving that the key to winning is matching outfits…
Unfortunately, due to timings, M3 game was cancelled but they still managed to play a friendly against Stirling university with them managing to still win by about 40 points. The final score was 64-18.
M2 also won 100-81 against Stirling University. It was a close score at half time, 51-47 but they managed to pull away second half. Craig Ferguson stood out throughout the game scoring 27 points, of which 15 of those were from free throws. Anthony Ejidike also finished strong, scoring 12 out of 20 points in the fourth quarter. The coaches said that it was a great effort from the team overall, they managed to really step up in the second half!
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Last but not least, the M1 had a tough game but managed to pull through and win by 9 in the end. Team rep, Brendan Mullan says that Heriot Watt is a great team and they move the ball fast. It was their first time playing as a team in the BUCS league and they were a bit rusty from this, managing to turn the ball over a lot in the first half. However, they were determined to play together as a team and improved by the end quarter! They still managed to do a great job in representing EUBC. The final score was 54-43.

WOMENS 3RD TEAM HEAD COACH OPPORTUNITY

We are currently seeking a Head Coach for the Women’s 3rd Team within EUBC.

The W3 are a new team within the club and will compete in the Scottish Student Sport South-East Regional League.

The ideal candidate for this role should have both playing and coaching experience within competitive basketball. This is a great opportunity a motivated individual to increase their coaching skill and capacity within the SSS League structure. As this is a new development for the club, the ideal candidate should be seeking to improve and develop the women’s game within EUBC with hopes of promotion to BUCS at the start of the 2017 season

If you wish to apply please send a CV to eubasketball@hotmail.com

**PLEASE NOTE THIS POSITION IS VOLUNTARY**

MENS 1ST TEAM ASSISTANT COACH OPPORTUNITY

We are looking for an assistant coach to support the Head of Men’s Performance Basketball in delivering training sessions and planning the performance programme of our men’s first team.

The ideal candidate will have playing experience and experience of coaching teams in competitive leagues and will be UKCC qualified, motivated, energetic and willing to develop their coaching capacity within a demanding and competitive environment.

Please contact us asap with a CV and availability for a test training session;

eubasketball@hotmail.com

** Please note that this is a voluntary position**