First Quarter (Braves 9-8 UWE)
The match starts with 2 points from Italy Grazia Rovelli! Mamma mia! Then even if the rival pushes harder in defense Jess Haes gets a great 2+1 in one of the fast breaks. Another 2 points from Grazia and then Heide Busse completes the Braves offence for the quarter. UWE is still threatening Braves with 8 points.
Second Quarter (15-19)
I cannot say too much about this quarter because honestly there is almost nothing say. The highlight of this quarter was a big block of Sabrina Scott who unfortunately she got injured in the next play. In this quarter the UWE team turned the tables and could feel more comfortable for the second part of the game...
Third Quarter (30-23)
There is the answer of our girls!!! Hard defence from Becky Weatherley with an enormous block which makes a silence on the court. Not enough, in the next play she scores 2 points doing a fade away. Anca Cimpean is not gonna be less so she scores 2+1 after a few plays. Then is time for Lucy Palmer who does a court to court fast break alone and in the next offence she gets an easy layup thanks to a nice Anca pass. Unfortunately Anca got injured as well as Sabrina in this game.
Fourth Quarter (38-33)
This game is a block party! In which Regina Hessemann wants to join too with a nice block at the beginning of the quarter. But the match get worse and worse until the last minute... Timeout from UWE, 1.20 mins left and Braves winning by 1 point. First basket is for Braves with an easy layup of Jess Haes (so Braves are 3 points up). The following play is sees intense defence from Braves forcing a turn over that leads to a fast break in which Jess Haes receives a hard foul. The referee gave an un-sportsmanlike foul! Jess Haes scores one free throw to put Braves up 4. A few seconds before the end Lucy Palmer gets fouled and she scores 1 point from the free throw line. Final score 38-33!
Good job girls! Keep enjoying us with this wins!
1, 2, 3…….WE ARE BRAVES!!!
Thanks to Ierai Villa (Braves I) for the words! Great to have so many players contributing towards the blog this year, if you've witnessed one of our games feel free to get involved and send us your words!