Physically strong, well versed on team tactics due to their many years of playing together, with their dominant big man inside and their perimeter shooter and ball handler, Weston Raiders were are distinct threat to upset Braves on the road.
However, lucky for us Braves have such a depth and versatility among our players in each position capable of making things happen that we were a good match for Weston. Our own 'El Jefe', BIG man Carlos LAGUARTA, ball handler, Dean METCALFE and Ierai VILLA had a fantastic game. Carlos muscle-ing through the thick of it and getting 17pts and three blocks. Dean stealing / fast breaking and finishing with 14pts (8/8, 100% FT) and Ierai VILLA sharp shooting from the perimeter to net 6pts in total but at exactly when we needed the opponents to know we have a perimeter threat as well We let them back into it in the first half of the 4th Qtr. But after a little timeout to address it, we stayed composed under intense pressure / anxiety to hold off the opponents winning by 1pt. Gotta love the drama and excitement of being a BRAVE!!!! "1, 2, 3....WE ARE BRAVES!!!!"