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Fantastic first season for Bryanston basketballers
Bryanston’s basketball team competed in their first ever external matches this team with great success.
The team, made up of players from across different year groups, played against Weymouth Oilers, Clayesmore and Canford, winning all three matches. The run of matches also gave them the change to gain all-important match experience to develop their game play.
Coaches Mel Lancaster and Matt Johnson, who run basketball as an extra-curricular activity (ECA), commented, “We have been so impressed as coaches with how much the boys have achieved this term. They have worked really hard and it’s great to see so many boys enjoying the sport in their own time!”
Here are short reports from each of the games:
- Bryanston vs Weymouth
The Bryanston side started out well, limiting their opposition to just eight points at the half. It was a huge learning curve for the boys, gaining some important experience and confidence in their game play. The final score was 59-19 to Bryanston. Congratulations to Jack B, Vasco dC, Will F, James N, Jack Q, Kelvin T and Vasily Y!
- Bryanston vs Clayesmore
The team, captained by Osman U, started off well winning the tip and leading the scores from the start. It was clear to see that the Bryanston team had stepped up in their defensive performance from their last game, holding Clayesmore to just eight points at half time. Bryanston also dominated offensively finishing the game with a 30-point lead. The final score was 47-17 to Bryanston.
- Bryanston vs Canford
The Bryanston boys started well in both offence and defence, leading the game in scoring and limited Canford to just 13 points at half time (13-32 Bryanston). The start of the second half saw a turn of events as Canford scored 13 unanswered points. However, the Bryanston team showed their form to finish strong with a score of 35-56. Osman U led the score with 27 points.