Under 16 Men get the win against the Rocks
SL Colliers V Renfrew rocks
November 3rd 2016
U16 SLBA League
The Colliers u16 men got their second win in the Strathclyde league to remain undefeated. With a poor first quarter the Colliers saw themselves trailing Renfrew 15–10 due to poor defence and early foul trouble which saw starting centre Stuart Barton sit on the bench for the remainder of the half.
To start the second quarter under 14 players Adam Walsh and David Gordon checked into the game to boost the tempo of play.
This saw a change in momentum as the Colliers cranked up the intensity on both defence and offense which resulted in many easy scores.
The Colliers defence improved drastically in the second quarter committing only two fouls, which saw them bring back the 5-point deficit and finish the half up with a 4-point lead due to some great scoring from the squad captain, Jamie Orr.
The Colliers momentum continued into the third, with high tempo defence from Deen Ahmed, which led to many turnovers from Renfrew, which resulted in many fast break layups. This saw the Colliers pull away to a 24-point lead which allowed u14 Stephen McGarrie and Stuart MacKinnon to check in for the first time in the game.
As the third quarter came to a close Renfrew began to pull back the lead due to a defensive breakdown from the Colliers. This saw the quarter end with the Colliers lead cut to 15 points.
The fourth quarter saw both teams trading baskets with no team really pulling ahead. Both teams fought hard throughout the entire quarter which made this the closest period of the game, as the quarter came to a close the Colliers managed to push and win the quarter by 1 point and win the game by 16 points.
1st Quarter: 10-15 2nd Quarter: 22 – 13 (32-28) 3rd Quarter 28 – 17 (60-45) 4th Quarter 19-18 (79-63)
Top Scorers: Jamie Orr 30, Stuart Barton 23, Deen Ahmed 10
FINAL SCORE: South Lanarkshire Colliers 79 Renfrew Rocks 63
Coach Grahame Miller commented: “Overall the guys put in a good team effort in order to get the win.”
“They are starting to come together well as a team now and I’m looking forward to see how we progress in the coming weeks to add to our success so far.”