When news happens get involved. Send your pictures, views and video to us by text and email
Bears overpower the Bandits
8:47am Friday 11th January 2013 in Sport
WEYMOUTH TANDOORI BANDITS 45 BOURNEMOUTH BEARS 107
HAVING played well all season the Bandits were ready to take the game to the best team in the league.
The first quarter started well with the squad proving they are not to be taken likely. Julien Lawes started the game on fire, going 100 per cent from three-point range, hitting three in a row.
The Bandits ended the quarter only nine points behind the Bears, with the score 26-17.
The second quarter was the same story. Weymouth were losing easy points in the paint and they only started putting in the work on offence towards the end of the period with Dzintars Kalkis finding the basket with regularity. Despite his efforts the deficit was stretched to 45-27.
At half-time, player-coach Chris Canham told the Weymouth players they needed to increase the intensity but unfortunately it did not seem to sink in.
The team were conceding too many turnovers and allowing too many fast break points, being outscored by 26 points in the third quarter, leaving them 78-34 behind.
In the fourth quarter, the Bandits realised their mistakes and played like they had done all season, creating chances for each other and making stops on defence. Sadly this came too late as the game ended with a 107-45 scoreline, leaving the hosts a little distraught.
Lawes said: “It was a difficult game, some of our players were injured and others away.
“We did not display the kind of game we are used to. But clear mistakes were made nonetheless and this gives a clear picture of what we need to work on.”
Game MVP: Chris Canham
Roster/Scores: Chris Canham 13, Dzintars Kalkis 12, Julien Lawes 11, Jordan Daniels 7, Sam Dodge 2, Richard Camp, Gerry Legg-Saunders, Jim De Bertrand, Matt Board.