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The Cavs overturn the Tandoori Bandits
Nov 24, 2012, 6:35 pm


 Weymouth Tandoori Bandits 60  -  77 Dorset Storm Cavs


For some years now Weymouth have come up against the Dorset Storm Cavs with recent results going in favor of the Bournemouth based sides, they have been some fearce contests and the Cavs seemed to always get the better of the Bandits. This game was to be no different. Weymouth also welcomed new signing Vitoldras Balkinas to their ranks for his first game.


The opening quarter started perfectly for the Tandoori Bandits with Weymouth jumping out of the blocks. Some great offensive plays between Lawes, Kalkis, Manley, Fuhrman and Canham, all resulting in points for the home side. On the opposite end of the court the Tandoori Bandits seemed to have the better of the Cavs stopping plenty of their early offense. Weymouth came in to the end of the first quarter commanding a 25 - 14 point lead, only for this to be whittled down to 38 - 37 at the end of the second quarter with the Cavs showing some authority on the court.


The second half was in the Cavs favor as they built on their second quarter success, the Tandoori Bandits did come up with some nicely worked plays which resulted in scores for S Dodge. No matter the fight Weymouth put up Dorset Storm had an answer. The game finished 77 - 60 to the Dorset Storm Cavs.


Coach Che Osborne said “ I was expecting tonights game to be tough. Cavs are a very strong team but when we came out of the blocks so strong I was convinced that with current form we could get the better of them on this occasion. However we let them creep back into the game in the second and third quarters and with a team like the Cavs you rarely get a second chance. It was overall a good performance by the team tonight, although I do feel like I witnessed our team prematurely concede defeat after Cavs scoring streak to take the lead in the third quarter.”


MVP: Ian Manley


Scorers/Roster: Ian Manley 15, Julien Lawes 13, Dzintas Kalkis 10, Alex Fuhrmann 7, Sam Dodge 8, Chris Canham 3, Vitoldras Bakliunas 2, Richard Camp 2, Matt Board, Brett Dunster .

Cowboys tamed by Tigers
Nov 21, 2012, 6:19 pm

Weymouth Cowboys 50 - 105 South Coast Tigers

Weymouth Cowboys travelled to Carter School in Poole to play South Coast Tigers. The Weymouth side were looking for their first win of the season after loosing their first three matches.

A depleted Cowboy side travelled to their closest rivals for a cup game convinced they should win against a lower leagued team. Opting for a zonal defensive formation, Weymouth soon discovered their opponents had claws and a ferocious bite. The fast paced first half ended with the feline side doubling the weary Cowboys score 25-51.

There were positives to take from the first half performance, especially some good shooting from Gerry Legg and some exceptional rebounding from Rich Wheeler and Mike Dixon. Player coach Eric Olson Decided a man to man Defense may tame the Tigers and showed instant promise stopping inside scoring from the home side. Weymouth passed well at times resulting in easy baskets for the trailing team. The third quarter was a high scoring one for Weymouths Gerry Legg as he netted 11, but the Poole side soon changed their scoring woes by gunning outside shots maintaining  an ever expanding lead. With a 34 point lead going into the final quarter the result was inevitable for the travelling side ending with a 50-105 loss.

Coach Olson, although disappointed with the loss remarked "When we didn't turn the ball over and give away so many offensive rebounds we passed the ball pretty well, finding open men for high percentage shots, which is what we practice the most".

MVP: Gerry Legg

Gerry Legg 18, Jamie Harris 16, Rich Wheeler 8, Jamie Dixon 4, Eric Olson 2, Mike Dixon 2, Jay Willson, Tommy Hodson.

Game/Day/Training changes...
Nov 19, 2012, 7:06 pm

Att Members/Players...

After Xmas/NYE we will be moving the senior section of the club over to Budmouth Community Sports and sessions will be at the following times:

- Bandits, Tuesday 8pm-10pm
- Huskies, Wednesday 8.30pm-10pm (on game days, it will differ)
- Raiders, Wednesday 7pm-8.30pm (on game days, it will differ)
- Cowboys, Thursday 8pm-9.30pm

Hope everyone is well and season is going smooth!!!

WBC Committee

Bandits Make it 3 from 3
Nov 14, 2012, 10:04 pm
Weymouth Bandits 82 - 58 Southampton Uni Sharks A
With a small squad of just 6 players Weymouth Tandoori Bandits took the long trip up to Southampton to face Southampton Uni Sharks A, who played their basketball in Saba Mens Div 1 last season. 
Due to logistical issues the game started 15 mins later than the already late tip off time of 8:30pm putting Weymouth out of their stride from the off. The game proved to be a very tough and physical affair, against a young and full Uni Squad. The Tandoori Bandits enduring a gruelling total of 32 fouls throughout the course of the game.  It was the Tandoori Bandits who took first blood, developing a convincing 10 - 2 lead within the first 5 minutes. Baskets from Dzintars Kalkis, Ian Manley and Julien Lawes providing the visitors advantage. Some fierce man to man defence by Weymouth also held the Uni side to 2 points in 6 minutes of play as they struggled to deal the pressure. Once they found a way through the Sharks side went on a scoring streak. Some impressive shooting from 3pt territory saw the home side take the quarter 18 - 14 leaving the Bandits scratching their heads wondering what went wrong in the last 4 minutes of the quarter.  The two teams were evenly matched for much of the second, exchanging the lead  back and forth until 3 minutes from the end when the Tandoori Bandits took control.  Points from Fuhrmann, Manley, Kalkis and Dunster saw the Bandits end the half up by 7 points, 37 -  30.
The second half was a test of nerve as the home side continued to give the Tandoori Bandits a hard time in the scoring lane.  The visiting side were taking punishment in the form of fouls all game, but refused to let it effect them. Relentlessly threatening the Uni basket and converting the resulting free throws, the 3rd quarter ended with Weymouth in the lead by 11. Then came a key moment.  2 minutes into the 4th quarter, Chris Canham was fouled under the basket to put him at the line for two free throws.  As the frustrated home side lost their temper and fiercely disagreed with the games officials over the foul decision, they incurred extra penalties.  Another 4 free throws were awarded to the Tandoori Bandits for technical fouls due to player dissent, one of which saw a Sharks player ejected from the game. Julien Lawes stepped up and converted 3 out of the 4 free throws. The incident had stretched the Weymouth sides lead out to 17 points and although the game was not over, Bandits Knew that Uni had a big job ahead to turn this game around.  As the clock ticked away the Tandoori Bandits commanded the final minutes of the game with great composure and took the final quarter 27 - 12, ending the game 82 - 58 to the Bandits 
Coach Che Osborne Said "It was tough out there tonight and the Sharks were refusing to give up easy baskets. They made us earn a lot of our points from the Foul line, and I think we can be happy with making 31 of the 50 free throws we were awarded.  The players adjusted well to anything the Sharks threw at them and kept their cool when everyone else on court was completely losing the plot! We stuck to the plan and continued to play the type of basketball that has seen us win our first three games of the season. It took a great performance and attitude towards the game from the whole team to take this win tonight and I can feel the whole team buzzing and eager to carry this momentum forward into our next game on Monday".
Game MVP: Dzintars Kalkis
(30) Dzintars Kalkis, (20) Ian Manley, (12) Chris Canham, (10) Alex Fuhrmann, (7) Julien Lawes, (3) Brett Dunster 
Next Game:
Monday 19th November @ Weymouth college Vs Dorset storm Cavaliers

Bandits open season with win over Suns
Nov 5, 2012, 11:53 am
Weymouth Bandits 75 - 70 Salisbury Suns

The Bandits travelled to Salisbury for their opening game of the season with a smaller than anticipated squad, up against a team they have had little luck against in the last few seasons away from home.

Despite this, the Bandits kept the Suns in touch through a low scoring first quarter which finished with the Bandits trailing by 3. Strong scoring through the second quarter by forwards Manley & Kalkis, whose 23 points matched the combined effort of the whole Suns team, levelled the scores at 36 each at the half.

The Bandits controlled the pace of the 3rd quarter, and the game became increasingly physical as the Bandits' lead increased, with both teams reaching team fouls. Unfortunately for the Suns, Kalkis punished their fouls from the free throw line, scoring 8 points in the 3rd and 4th quarters. The Bandits slowed the pace of the game down in the final quarter, running down the remaining minutes on the clock. Although the Suns tried to apply pressure on the leading team, the game was put out of reach by the final basket of the game by Gerry Legg-Saunders on his debut for the first team.

Coach Che Osborne said, "a great first game for the year, and a great result away from home with such a small bench. Lets hope the momentum carries into the first home game of the season against the Razors."

Game MVP: Dzintars Kalkis

Scorers/Roster: Dzintars Kalkis 39, Alex Fuhrmann 15, Ian Manley 14, Chris Canham 5, Jerry Legg-Saunders 2, Richard Camp, Matt Board, Andy Steel

Weymouth GH Podiatry Cowboys Fall in Opener
Nov 2, 2012, 11:38 am

Weymouth GH Podiatry Cowboys 68 - Team Solent 79

It was a bumpy start to the season for the GH Podiatry Cowboys, who fell to team Solent at Weymouth College Sports Hall.  The Cowboys were opening the season with fresh hope after a mixed campaign last season.  A few players have moved on while others have been promoted from the ranks of the club or are new to the club altogether.  The new-look Weymouth side featured a mixture of veteran players and young up-and-coming talent who were all looking to establish the Cowboys brand of fun, end-to-end attacking basketball.

Unfortunately, the team showed signs of rust early on in the first half.  Team Solent raced out to a 13 - 5 lead while the Cowboys were slow to move the ball on the attacking end.  Giles Heaman injected some urgency into the match for the home side scoring back-to-back baskets, but it wasn't enough to slow Team Solent from extending their lead to 21 - 9. The Cowboys finally started to come alive after their slow start as Gerry Legg-Saunders traded baskets with the opposition to help reduce the arrears.  At halftime, Team Solent held a 42 - 22 lead.

Coach Alex Fuhrmann switched the team to a man-to-man defence for the open of the second half and the switch paid immediate dividends as Brett Dunster and Jim De Bertrand helped the Cowboys to go on an unanswered eight point run.  Weymouth kept the pressure up in a spirited, fast-paced second half and reduced the deficit to 7 points midway through the final period.  Unfortunately, the Cowboys couldn't get any closer as a deserving Team Solent finished the match as 79 - 68 winners.

Fuhrmann accentuated the positives after the match saying "we would obviously like to win, but we are not going to get too disappointed as it was the first match of the season and we were always going to be a little rusty.  We definitely picked up our play after the first quarter and showed we have the quality to compete in this league.  We dominated the third period and we know that if we play like we did in the third then we are going to start winning games soon."

MVP: Brett Dunster

Roster/Scorers: Brett Dunster 13, Giles Heaman 11, Gerry Legg-Saunders 11, Jake Durston 10, Jim De Bertrand 9, Eric Olson 7, Tommy Hodson 5, Ben Stokey 2, Steve Howlett, Jamie Harris.

U16 College Tropics fall to the Storms
Oct 20, 2012, 9:49 am

Weymouth College Tropics 17 - 23 Dorset Storm 2
Weymouth College Tropics 11 - 21 Dorset Storm 1

In the opening games of the new 2012/13 season, Weymouth College Tropics travelled to Poole to play in a double header that hoped to emulate the success of the other junior teams, that have added wins to their names.

In their first game of the evening Tropics faced Dorset Storm 2 who were packed of young new players and were ready to put their stamp on the league. The Weymouth College side unfortunately couldn’t match their gear as the Dorset side soon mounted a lead despite solid play from Jake Kinder and Dion Benson. As the game continued the Tropics did manage to close the lead through some nice link up play from Matt Clarke-Williams, though nerves got the better as several layups were missed on route to a 23-17 defeat.

After a tough loss in the first game, there was no time to rest as the Weymouth College side were thrust back into the fire, as they matched up against Dorset Storm 2 in the next game. With a game already played the Tropics were warmed up and ready to go, though still missing their scoring edge, they were determined on defence. Led by defensive efforts from Taine Mackay and Jerry Thompson, Tropics held their opponents to under 10 points for the entire half and remained in striking distance of a win. Unfortunately in the second half the scoring still didn’t find its mark as the Storm side started to take advantage, going on a 6 point run and capping off the game with a 21-11 win.

Coach Alex Fuhrmann, “I had no expectations coming into the games this evening. It’s the first matches of the year and we only have a couple of guys from last season returning and it’s unrealistic to expect them to come in and dominate. I certainly think we are capable of winning the league, but as is always the plan, it’s going to need the effort and focus of the lads to do it.”

Roster: Jake Kinder, Matt Clarke-Williams, Ewan Goodwin, Joe Heffell, Joe Stickley, Taine Mackay, Dion Benson, Luke Strong, Josh Purslow, Jerry Thompson.

Oilers Weather the Storm
Oct 18, 2012, 5:01 pm

Weymouth College Oilers 63 – Dorset Storm 48

Weymouth College Oilers have opened their 2012-2013 season with a convincing 63 – 48 victory over the Dorset Storm last Friday night at Rossmore leisure centre in Poole. The under-14s side from Weymouth College endured an entire season without a win last year, but that didn’t trouble this new-look Oilers side featuring three players making their U14 debuts. Kim DeLeon, Jonah Osment, and Dan Hampson all weighed in with spirited and impressive contributions for a team that looked assured in both attack and defence.

The Storm raced out to a 7 to 3 lead in the first quarter as the Oilers were profligate on the attacking end and failed to convert several good chances. Luke Strong and Jerry Thompson soon found their feet and both netted for the Weymouth College side. The Oilers then took a one point lead with two minutes to go in the first quarter and never looked back. The second quarter saw Weymouth add to their advantage with contributions from Luke Strong, Jerry Thompson, Dan Hampson, and Louis Weaver. At the half, the Oilers had extended their advantage to 8 points and led by 27 to 19.

The third quarter saw Weymouth College Oilers tighten up on defence with Matt Williams-Davey and Mikey O’Donovan playing particularly tight against their men. Ewan 'wolverine' Goodwin, playing an aggressive style that belied his diminutive stature, earned his fifth foul of the match and was forced to sit out most of the final period. Jerry Thompson added 8 to his game high 31 points and three other players scored which allowed the Oilers to maintain a 10 point cushion over the Storm. Both sides continued to trade baskets into the fourth quarter as several Weymouth players took turns scoring. Dan Hampson and Luke Strong added 6 points each and Kim DeLeon found the net as well. The match finished with the Oilers as deserved 63 – 48 winners.

Coach Eric 'Big Easy' Olson was pleased with the performance saying that “we had lots of players stepping up and making contributions. We were fairly comfortable on both ends and at times the lads played some excellent, flowing, attacking basketball. Winning breeds confidence and although there are always areas we can look to improve on, this was the way we wanted to open our season.”

MVP: Jerry Thompson

Roster/Scorers: Jerry Thompson 31, Luke Strong 11, Dan Hampson 10, Kim DeLeon 4, Louis Weaver 3, Ewan Goodwin 2, Matt Williams-Davey 2, Karl Mulberry, Jonah Osment, Mikey O’Donovan.

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