Spartan A’s vs YMCA Blue
Was to be a semi final rematch. An opportunity to exact some revenge on team who went on to claim the competition championship after knocking out our A’s in a thrilling overtime shot. In that game, the YMCA guy lost our defender only for a brief moment – but enough to get a good look away and make a pretty decent pressure bucket. Kudos. Er not to our defender who let loose the only real guy that posed a threat …. but THAT guy who ended our title hopes.
Well fizzle pop went the anticipation as they could only field four players. Even then the A’s went into a very slow start. Lazy and uninspiring bball before kicking into gear just before the half time buzzer. Second half was much better but reality check…. its against 4. W was obtained.
Spartans B’s vs Mustangs
Where the A’s struggled early the B’s didn’t get going at all. Ball movement was ok but the finishing was poor. I think the team approached this one far too casually and got punished. Punished so much so that the L was precariously theirs for the taking… and they grabbed it easily with 2 strong hands, unlike their rebounds at both ends of the floor or the simple layups to convert into points “for”. A truly very surprising loss.
Spartans C’s vs Doosters
Continuing on with the Spartans BBall theme for this competition week, the C’s had trouble protecting the ball with their game marred by poor decision making, forcing the ball and coughing up the rock for multiple turnovers. Some players had made their way back after being absent the previous week and their was a full squad at the ready so it should have been a run and gun style of play with good rotation. It didn’t help as the Doosters were simply too good at rotating the ball for a good look at one end and our C’s fundamentals of boxing out needing some much needed attention at training. An L to report for this game.
Start of the 2020 Season!
After disappointing semi final results for each squad last year the Spartans were keen to get the new 2020 season going. We did have the B’s almost steal a W with only four players with tremendous heart and savvy play. All the way to where there was only 2min left to go. Boys were simply gassed. TOP effort.
Post Game Report for THU16JAN2020
Well we were happy to play a new team being introduced into the comp. Not so happy that they were really tall, young and fit – making what was already a challenge game to some of the old geezers in the squad cough*JB*cough into a tough contest. Grateful to have some youth and height in our squad to slowly edge back the game in our favour to then to kick away for the W. NikaG had a monster game with efficient production inside the arc.
B’s were happy to shake the rust off after the Chrissy and NY break. Was a close contest against the foe. Went toe to toe with our bigs dominating the paint. Making up for G’s airballs though according to G, it was Northey who played really sheethouse. Closed out the game smartly by using the shot clock well.
C’s went on a recruitment drive and welcomed into the fold two new players, Ryan and Aaron. What a great addition to the team. You know its so when the ball is clearly moving around to an open team mate for a good look. Ball was shared around and a number of easy lay ups were enjoyed. A convincing W in the end.
With the first game done and dusted, all of our teams come away with the W and JB was able to enjoy a winners Sundae to cap off a night of fun
Finally – Our website is up! A bit of work still to be done but we are now on the intertron webinators. If your looking to play and join a team… feel free to contact us to become a Spartan. Team focused players preferred – actually, its a pre-requisite 🙂