WEBBA PLATE Comp - Calne vs Braves III. Feb 29th. RESULT = 81 - 43
In the absence of three of Braves main points providers due to academic and international committments some other Braves were given the opportunity to shine....and shine brightly they did!! Taylor SWEET coming on and showing his technical skills and court awareness both on defense and offense. Almost getting on the scoreboard himself, he wasn't put off by the marauding defender towering over him, he had the presence of mind and alertness to save an outwardly bound ball and still provide the assist to a team mate who scored. A total of three assists from our ever committed Brave...Taylor "SUGAR RUSH" SWEET!! Player / Coach, Matt OTRIDGE played out of his skin also...netting 9pts which included 2 x 3 pt plays. One of which was a distant 3pt from downtown and the other, a MONSTER drive under heavy defensive attention to score the basket and sink the extra point from the free throw line after getting body checked on his way in. Its difficult to play and coach, but Matt seemed to do both jobs so well, the opponents named him MVP. However, Coaches MVP went to Joe HENESEY. Mild mannered Joe stepped into his hypothetical phone booth and came out with an 'S' on his chest and his cape flowing from his shoulders. Joe got 10pts, Braves' top scorer on the night. "When the odds are stacked against you...its the measure of the man, how you respond"...ONE, TWO, THREE..."WE, ARE, BRAVES!!!". Thanks for stepping up and being counted Braves. We can now concentrate on getting a respectable finish in the league table!!
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