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.
It was another extremely close match for M1s this week, as they only just won by 4 points (final score was 58-54). During the first quarter, Aberdeen put pressure on early making them get a 10-point lead. There was good defence from both teams but unfortunately Edinburgh needed more shots. In the 2nd quarter, they managed to pick up the intensity and score more baskets leaving them with a 6-point lead by half time. By 4th quarter, Edinburgh needed to keep reshuffling their plays to keep Aberdeen from taking the lead.
W1 got off to a rough start and were down by 18-0 by the end of the first quarter. There were moments of some good basketball but unfortunately lost to Northumbria with a final score of 78-40.
M2s won against 68-38 against a strong St Andrews side. Coach, Dale Gilmour and Assistant head coach, Connor Sharp says that there was a great effort from the entire team, playing great defence throughout the game and pushing the pace on offence. Lead players, Craig Ferguson managed to score 17 points, while Fred Brown scored 16. Shout out of the game goes to Edward Agboraw for playing with fantastic effort the whole time on the court and dominated the rebounds for both ends, Dale comments that he was “the heart and soul of the game”. M2 remain first in their Scottish 2A league, with winning both matches of the season.
W2 did an another amazing job this week, winning against Aberdeen University, 51-36. They started off a bit rough, which threw them off their play and by half time, Edinburgh were only up by 3 points. However, they managed to pull through and played a fantastic 3rd quarter, not letting Aberdeen score once (13-0). In the 4th quarter, they managed to maintain the intensity making them win. Coach, Jordan Webb comments, “was a good performance in the second half, showed what we’re capable of defensively and excited for us to keep improving”. Winning all three of their matches, W2 are currently coming first in their Scottish 1a BUCS league.
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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;
** Please note that this is a voluntary position**