Week 1 Game Reports – Oct 11th

UW Men’s 1st vs NTU 1st 91-63

A welcome back to BUCS Premier was the message delivered by NTU, to our Men’s 1st team. Five 3pt shots in the opening quarter, saw the home team take a commanding 27-18 lead. Some good defensive possessions kept our guys in the hunt with Humberto Ferriera getting out on the break to finish in transition. In addition to Zak Riabi coming off the bench hitting a couple 3’s. Our men weren’t able to close the gap ending the first half 50-34. A strong 3rd quarter saw our guys put up 21pts to NTU’s 20. New comer Eben Effah meeting numerous NTU players at the rim, ignited our men’s defense and offense. Zak Riabi, again coming off the bench to hit 11 straight points, with contributions from 3rd year guard Jacob Dearman and first year small forward Emanuel Yeboah.

Our guys had nothing to give, come the 4th quarter, only putting 8pts on the board, to NTU’s 21.

UW Women 1st vs

UW Men 2nd vs BCU Men 2nd 75-58

Early 3 points shooting from Panos, Zach and Malakai allowed Uni Men 2nd basketball team to establish an early comfortable lead in the first 4-5 minutes of their first game of the season (at home vs BCU Men 2nd team), lead which they never give away. It was 21-10 after 10 minutes of play and the lead increased to 28 points at half time (50-22). The dominance on the defensive end, continued in the 3rd quarter. With the game sown up to start the 4th, our men’s team took their foot off the gas, allowing the visitors to have a little run of their own reducing the lead to close the game.

UW Men 3rd vs UCB Men 1st 46-68

The first quarter UCB came out dominant on the glass, gaining second and third chance opportunities. Our Men’s team struggled to find a rhythm, finishing the quarter down 13-24. A better second quarter from our guys, saw them working to match UCB’s intensity closing the half 16-18 (29-42 UCB.

Foul trouble forced Coach Shanice to shrink her bench rotations. UCB utilised this opportunity to run and run some more. The relentless attitude from UCB, coupled with a reduced bench for our men, saw UCB dominate the 3rd to the tune of 20pt to our three. Some stern words from Coach Shanice saw our men bounce back in the 4th with more intensity on the defensive end, keeping UCB to just 6pts. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough to bring it back causing them to lose at the final buzzer.