Ladies and Gentlemen....mark my words...."Your Bristol Braves are gonna provide you with SO much action packed basketball excitement this season. If the pre-season matches are anything to go by, you are in for a treat!!!". Today our Braves took on Div I, Winterbourne and we showed our merit as a team still getting to know each other but with loads of potential for greatness. Braves took a strong grip on the game in the 1st Qtr going into the 2nd Qtr 13 - 6 up, despite the very physical opponents. Our offenses stalled in the 2nd Qtr allowing the opponents back into the game as the half finished 22 - 20. . The rest of the game saw both teams trading baskets, each team wanting to get the upper hand.and it was our Braves who got ahead by 5pts with only 5 mins left in the game. Unfortunately, the foul trouble meant that Winterbourne repeatedly went to the line and with 10 seconds left Braves were down by 3pts. Bench coach Amadeu BONET called a wise timeout and Braves devised a plan to get a shot off. As the clock ticked down, the defense didn't give us any looks at the basket but then Malin "The Man" WHITE, with ball in hand created the space he needed and released a 3pt'er...the buzzer sounded...it looked good...it WAS good...it felt good!!!!, Braves force the game into overtime! Braves needed to show more heroics for 5 mins more. We played hard to the last whistle but Winterbourne managed to edge their nose in front at the end of the game. A fantastic match...GREAT for any spectators. If you want to see some more drama first hand, come down to 'The Home of the Brave!', Redland Green School next Thursday at 8pm. Well done Braves, hard luck but a GREAT game.
Bristol Braves Basketball Club