Braves travelled to division newcomers Wiltshire Wolves home courts to see if we could get another big win on our travels. Our Brave starting 5 with an average age of only 19yrs were entrusted with starting off proceedings and boy did they reward that trust! We stormed ahead of our opponents through excellent team play, defensive steals / counter attacking and perimeter shooting, 2 x 3s Pau CARDONA and 1 x 3s from debut visiting Brave, Australian Matt WOOCK. Braves were rampant and went into the half time interval with a 45 - 17pt lead. The wolf pack of Wiltshire however, were not calling it a day just yet, they came out in the 2nd half thirsty for blood and determined to make a contest of it. Like Braves, they fielded a young and athletic side with heaps of potential for future seasons in WEBBA. All of a sudden they were getting airborne and throwing it down with spectacular dunks. The Wolves got the game back to just a 2pt difference with only 40secs left in the game and then drew the foul taking them to the free throw line. The pressure was on, would they score both putting the Brave under even more pressure???......he missed the first....then scored the second. Would Braves throw away what should have been a wrap up at half time???
"COMETH THE MAN...COMETH the hour"....its shows what strength of character and talent we have on our side. Rather than wilting and withering away in this pressure situation with these Wolves bearing their teeth and thirsting for the victory. It was great execution under pressure by Malin WHITE who restored the three point margin with only 14secs to go. Solid defense and we had possession again. Malin who shows wisdom beyond his years had the ball in hand when trapped by two men in the corner at half way line. He didn't panic or turnover the ball, he just kept the ball in hands and saw out the game clock.
An exhilarating contest....Well done to our Braves for showing what we are made of in crunch situations! and well done to our starting 5 who made 59 of our 60pts. Luc SZMUC 11pts, Matt WOOCK 11pts, Pau CARDONA 15pts, Malin WHITE 22pts.