Sharks II progress in Medway Plate

Monday 9th February – Maidstone U18s Vs Dartford Sharks II – Medway Plate 

An early tip away at Maidstone on a Monday night saw a good turn out from Sharks II to give us the best chance to post a decent score against a young and upcoming Warriors team. With many of our team having joined the club before the U18s were even born (scary thought I know!) we were hoping that experience would make up for anything we were missing in pace. 

Off to a racing start we would end the 1st quarter ahead 4-25 as we looked to zip the ball around the court to find the open man. A short break for water followed by more of the same in the 2nd saw us up 12-47 at the half with Maidstone wondering what had hit them. 

With the advantage of a healthy lead we changed our defensive set up a couple of times (with limited success) and took our eye off the game a little to allow Maidstone to take a well-deserved 3rd quarter 16-9. Going back to our original zone in the 4th we were able to take the last quarter and see out the game while getting everyone involved in the action. An enjoyable game for all that sees us go through to the semi-final on week beginning March 16th. 

Final Score: 38-69 

Sharks Scorers: Smee 19, Yogev 14, Stopford 9, Rowlett 8, Sabunas 8, Marsh 7, Moradpour 2, Whitaker 2. 

February 9th, 2015 by Alex Stopford