Week 2 Game Reports – Oct 18th

University of Worcester 74 – Northumbria 78

Eben Effah started things off for UW Men with a put back from Emanuel Yeboah missed 3. Emanuel hit 2 consecutive threes. Giving the home team an early lead (8-7). That lead would be short lived. With Northumbria coming back with some inside play from number 15 Kanwei. #5 Riley came next with a thunderous dunk. Poor defensive transition from our Men, saw Northumbria capitalise and close out the 1st quarter 18-15.

The second quarter began in the same way the first quarter ended. Worcester, struggling to find cohesion on the defensive end. #9 Kande (9pts) and #15 Kanwei (8pts) combining for 17pts in the second period, for the away team.

Eben again got things going in the 3rd, scoring on a Humberto Ferriera assist, from close range. Jacob Dearman was then fouled going drive to the basket and sank 1 of 2 from the line. #9 Sande and #15 Kanwei carried the load for the visitors scoring the teams first 16pts. Worcester found their own dynamic duo in Dearman and Yeboah. Who poured in a combined 18pts, to reduce the deficit to 11 going into the fourth.

Top Performers Jacob and Emanuel

Worcester continued to build momentum with Dearman and Yeboah carrying in the scoring load. Some good defense allowed us to take the lead. However we were unable to find the basket in the last 2 minutes and Nortumbria we able to take the lead and secure the victory.