Braves II had their first match of the season and is to be expected throughout this league, the game was close and exciting to the very end. Braves came out with a strong start and led going into midway through the 1st qtr by 8pts. Despite not executing our offences well in open play Braves managed to keep our noses infront for the whole game and kept our opponents from getting 2nd chances at our basket with resolute defending. Carlos LAGUARTA, Tomasz RONDA, Luc SZMUC, Rowan CHERNIAVSKI and Amadeu BONET all conspiring to repeatedly block the opponents in mid air. There was some strong 'in your face' defending from Weston, attempting to cause turnovers but our ball handlers kept these to a minimum and when the game became too close for comfort in the dying stages of the 4th qtr, it was Brandon ZHU's handling and penetration that led to the 'And 1' which he converted into a valuable 3 point play. Several things to work on, but Braves showed that if they can't make it look pretty, they will grind it out and make it a WIN!!
Bristol Braves Basketball Club