Men's Basketball start season in style
Thursday 18 October 2012
UEL came out strong in the first quarter jumping to a 10-4 lead. University of Westminister (The Dragons) battled back during the quarter to lead 12-10. After a time out called by UEL's coach- Coach Chris, UEL responded and strong defense from Parish and Utku created scoring opportunities on the break and UEL finished the quarter strong.
More offensive possession for UEL allowed McGill and Bennett to heat up from outside the 3 point line to stretch the lead to 34-16. At this point the Dragons had no reply and by half time the score was 49-22.
UEL came out with the same intensity that they had in the second quarter, stretching the lead to 39 points with some strong plays from Naiwo and Bagan. Dragons struggled hard to fight their way back but couldn't hold off the intensity of UEL. When Ashby came down and scored another three the game was officially out of reach for the dragons.
In the final quarter UEL started to lose focus and the dragons scored 6 points on the bounce but strong defensive output from Hayes and Lorde created further opportunities to score for UEL. Simpson kept UEL's score ticking over and with that UEL ran out victors 90-60.
Top scorers: McGill - 22, Ashby - 19
Match Report written by Douglas Bennett
UEL's Men's Basketball also started their season with a strong win against Suffolk University 1st team. UEL took the lead from the start and never went behind. After a good first quarter including an individual tally of 8 points for Perry, UEL lead 19-2. In the second quarter, Suffolk University increased the pressure and score 11 points to UEL's 7.
After motivation from Coach Michael, UEL rallied around and points from Rai, Smith and Parweez added to the score board. Kenubia scored two from a foul in the last minute, leaving UEL 48-22 ahead at the end of the third quarter.
In the final quarter, a good finish from UEL and 8 more points, wrapped up an encouraging first game of the season. Final score UEL 56 and Suffolk 33.
Top scorers: Rai - 14, Perry - 10