Sharks II keep up the good form in final home game

Tonight we faced Iroquois Braves in our last home league game of a season that seems to have passed in a blink of the eye. Missing several of our regular team – Gary, Corey, John & Shilo, we were boosted by rare appearances from Todge and Coach Webb.

With a newly updated league table showing that Sevenoaks and New House are now out of reach, 2 wins in our final 2 games would see us finish in a respectable 3rd place.

Without Shilo our inside threat was going to have to come from elsewhere, and from the start it was clear that Tim was up to the task as he rolled back the years and dominated the paint. Using his vast array of footwork and experience he gave them all sorts of problems defensively, and showed us the way with a man of the match performance.

The 1st quarter ended with us ahead 18-13 but yet to really find our form. Though we didn’t have to wait long, as in the 2nd we kept up the scoring while holding them to just 4 points. A half time score of 34-17 took the pressure off the team talk and we were soon out shooting around in readiness for the restart.

The 3rd quarter began with a touch of Groundhog Day about it as I picked up 3 similar fouls in a matter of seconds against their top scorer no. 6, and was rightly benched to have a word with myself! Luckily the rest of the team was a bit more disciplined as we shared the quarter 14-14.

The final period was always comfortable as we continued our efforts offensively while they did little to come back into the game. One of the highlights came from a good spell of pressure from us in the front court resulting in a well worked deuce from Todge which was then followed by an almighty cheer (also from Todge!!) as he got on the scoresheet for the right reason for once.

All in all a well-deserved win that leads us nicely into our Medway Plate semi-final against Bromley B in a week’s time…

Final Score: 63-45

Sharks Scorers: Dickson 15, Andrzejewski 13, Plail 10, Smee 10, Webb 9, Whitaker 4, Torreggiani 2.

March 6th, 2014 by Alex Stopford