SL Colliers vs Oatlands
SLBA Div 1 Men
March 6th, 2014
Final score: SL Colliers 80 - Oatlands 60
From the jump ball this proved to be a physical match up between the Colliers and the Glasgow based Oatlands team. The Colliers started off hot with three consecutive three pointers from Graham Hunter followed with excellent team defence and huge highflying dunk from Michael Lynn. Colliers finished the 1st quarter up 24-12.
The second quarter was again, controlled by the Colliers with Captain Scott Russell getting to the basket with ease and fast breaking lay-ups from Jay Runga finishing at the half up 47-27.
Colliers came out strong in the third quarter however were slowed down due to foul trouble which saw much of the bench playing a supporting role which led to good shooting from Stephen Hamilton. Oatlands refused to give up and played hard until the final whistle, which was countered with aggressive rebounding and finishing from Michael Lynn. The game was closed out with Collier bench who did a great job.
Michael Lynn top scored the game with 18 points followed by Graham Hunter 17 points, Scott Russell 15 points and Ross Rankin 13 points.
Colliers player / Head Coach Graham Hunter commented: “This was a great team win with almost five of our team scoring double figures with Jay Runga 1 shy of hitting 10 scoring 9 points.
“We still have a lot of work to do in terms of improving our defence and decision making but with that said we have improved since our last game and hope to continue the momentum.”
The Colliers now move into second place of the Division 1 of the Strathclyde Basketball League moving one place above Oatlands and will face Troon Tornadoes away on Monday the 10th of March at Notre Dame Secondary in Glasgow West End.