Braves hoped to end 2012 on a high and with a winning percentage against their bogey team, Totterdown Tigers. Unfortunately the team started slowly and a poor press-protect allowed our opponents several drives to the basket. Roger PATRICK and John ROADNIGHT started strong on both the offensive and defensive boards and the Braves exchanged the lead twice but in general the offense suffered from a lack of cohesion and organization. This continued into the second quarter as the Tigers eeked out a double digit lead. Braves started the third with purpose and intent beginning to claw their way back into the game, A couple of technicals due to frustrations rising and futile / unecessary arguments with the referee and Braves handed momentum back to Totterdown who once again took hold of the game. Our opponents made some tough shots as the clock ran down, whilst on the other end the baskets just wouldn't drop when they needed to for Braves. Although the eventual result went to Totterdown, Braves can be proud of the best Braves III league standings ever because of a decent start to the season and should look to build on the good aspects of their play for 2013.
Bristol Braves Basketball Club