Winning start for the B Team – Ashby B 45 Gateway C 39
Basketball season is back with a bang and the B Team did not disappoint. The new look team started with some strong defence to limit the opposition to just 10 points in the first half with some great perimeter and inside defence by Nathan Johnson and Ali Cartlidge. Debutant Oli Freeman supported well. Offence was lead by top scorer and MOTM Matt Allen with 13 points and ably supported by Josh Harrap and Tom Fletcher with 12 and 9 points respectively.
Following a string of errors in the third period and Gateway finding their shooting range, the scores starting the final quarter were delicately poised at 29-32 to Ashby. With some stellar leadership from new captain Lucy Hanson and controlled ball handling from Phil Bull steadying the ship into the final minutes. A huge block from Callum Robson sealed the win to close out for a final score of 39-45. Coach Kershaw was pleased with the result in a game that Ashby lead throughout. A great team performance with a result to match. Next up: Magna Cobras at home.
Scorers; Matt Allen 13, Josh Harrap 12, Tom Fletcher 9, Nathan Johnson 5, Lucy Hanson 4, Phil Bull 2
(Period scores 8-13, 2-10,19-9,11-13)