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Bandits Agony After Hard Fight!
Nov 26, 2010, 2:44 pm

Weymouth Bandits go into the fifth game of the season with their heads high after their previous victory, they come up against a strong Southampton Uni A side that have already beaten two of the other top flight teams.

The game started at a very quick paces with a couple of baskets exchanged either end, and Southampton showing their athleticism with a couple of strong lay ups and a dunk off of the fast break. This didn't deter the Seasiders as their offences seemed strong too, the quarter ended 30 - 21 to the Uni A side. Fuhrmann and Harris managed a good quarter with the majority of the points between them.

Bandits we're adamant not to give up, so they changed the defence and proceeded to dominate the Students on the defence, this coupled with some good offence pulled the Bandits back into the game. Manley seemed to be the pick of the Bandits players with his calm approach from inside, and his big rebounds throughout.

The third quarter, Weymouth started where they left it the end of the second, but two gears higher, Harris and Lawes both retrieving several steals between them as Weymouth Man to Man defence pushed to pull the deficit back. Canham, Pearce both weighed in with three point attempts and fast break lay ups. Southampton didn't seem to cope with the tough physical defence and Weymouth continued to take advantage. The quarter ended 67 - 59 to Weymouth.

The fourth quarter sprung a few surprises at Weymouth, and Southampton seemed to pull off long shots of their own and managed to level the score at the final seconds taking the game into overtime.

This proved to be tough for Weymouth, as they had played hard for four quarters and didn't need another to play. Southampton seemed more fresh than the Seasiders and took advantage scoring 9 more than Weymouth in the extra period. The game finished 100 - 91 to Southampton.

Captain Chris Canham, "Disappointing to lose after a very positive display from all. We should of taken advantage of a couple of situations in the fourth quarter that would of kept us in the lead, but it wasn't to be. Overall really pleased with the performance, we just need to convert performances into results."

Scorers: Fuhrmann 21, Manley 17, Pearce 12, Williams 11, Canham 9, Lawes 8, Harris 8, Dodge 5, Carter 0


The joy of six!
Nov 23, 2010, 11:01 pm

Torbay Tiger Cubs 64 Weymouth Raiders 65

Weymouth Raiders could muster a squad of only six players for the long trip down to Torbay where the young Tiger Cubs were waiting with a full team of twelve. However the Raiders enjoyed the late night trip home after coming away with the narrowest of victories.

Not for the first time this season the Raiders got off to a sluggish start and trailed 8-3 early on. However Giles “Sole Man” Heaman started to find his range both from the field and the free throw line, scoring seven points in the latter part of the first quarter to give the visitors a narrow 11-13 lead at the first break.

It was a similar story in the second quarter with Jordan Coysh leading the scoring for Torbay as they opened up a 21 -16 lead only for the Weymouth team to hit back again. The “Polish Bomber” Greg Kazek was unable to miss as he hit three successive 3-point efforts and, with the Torbay foul count mounting up, Heaman and Dan Campbell made them pay with six successive free throws which turned things around to leave the half-time score 27-33 in favour of the Raiders.

In a game with more ebbs and flows than an English Riviera tide it was inevitable that Torbay would come back again at the start of the third period and, sure enough, a run of eight points to two in the first five minutes brought the scores level at 35-35. But once again the Raiders finished the quarter strongly as Kazek from distance and Heaman from the foul line rebuilt the lead to 44-51 as the game entered its final phase.

The pattern changed slightly in the final quarter with the seven point lead being maintained to the mid-way mark. The Raiders then lost Heaman as he picked up his fifth foul and Torbay’s Andy Tonge, having been fairly subdued up till this point, suddenly began to play a dominant attacking role. With less than two minutes to go, the scores were level again at 60-60 before Kazek nailed yet another 3-point effort to silence the home spectators. As the game entered the last minute a field goal from Eoin Lingard for Torbay and a free throw from Campbell for Weymouth left the visitors leading by just two points before Coysh scored again to tie things up at 64-64. Torbay were again in foul trouble but this time Weymouth were unable to take full advantage as Campbell made one of two free throws and Kazek inexplicably missed two having been so accurate all night from further out. With seconds left Torbay, trailing by just one point, had the final possession of the game. A missed shot was rebounded by Tonge who was fouled by Andy Blackwood before he could get into a shooting position resulting in an end-line possession with 2.6 seconds on the clock. As the ball was passed into Tonge it was ripped out of his grasp by Blackwood and handed over to Connor “The Shark” Doherty who gratefully clung on to it as the buzzer sounded. (Leave my reports alone Alex!!)

At the end of the game Andy Blackwood paid tribute to his small squad. “Giles Heaman and Greg Kazek were outstanding tonight and deserve praise for their scoring but it was a gutsy performance from everyone. We couldn’t have won without the contribution from young “Steve-O” Reece who stepped in at crucial times and didn’t let us down when it mattered. To come away with a depleted squad and win a really tough game was a great achievement.”

Roster/Scorers: Greg Kazek 23 points; Giles Heaman 22; Dan Campbell 16; Andy Blackwood 2; Connor Doherty 2; Stephen Reece


Bandits get first win of the season
Nov 23, 2010, 8:51 pm

Weymouth Bandits 66 – Portsmouth Fury 63

Following a series of difficult early season games the newly promoted Weymouth Bandits drew inspiration from their previous home performance to meet the Portsmouth Fury challenge head on. The game started well for Bandits with several quick scores from Fuhrman and Laws. Fury then gained momentum and dominated the remainder of the first quarter. Trailing by eight at the start of the second Laws upped the Weymouth tempo by hitting three successive baskets, two from behind the arch. Fury held on and upped their own game also hitting shots from range. Following this phase of play contributions from Williams, Fuhrmann and Manley kept Weymouth within four at the close of the half.

Fury started the third quarter strongly with a range of players hitting shots from various angles. Bandit’s determination and hard work however did not falter allowing Dunster, Harris and Canham to keep the scoreboard ticking over. Bandits still trailed by eight going into the final period but a change in defensive strategy shut down the Fury allowing Weymouth to mount their come back. Forwards Manley and Williams took the initiative scoring 13 points between them in closing stages to bring home the team’s first victory. Bandits out scoring Fury in the final quarter by 19 to 8.

Scorers/Roster: Williams 16, Manley 15, Laws 12, Fuhrman 10, Harris 6, Dunster 5 and Canham 2.


SOCIAL, SOCIAL, SOCIAL
Nov 23, 2010, 11:47 am

‘A Classic Harbour Shuffle’

Ending With a Ruby Murry (Curry) at the Balti House or other in area pending numbers!!!

 

Friday 3/12/10

 

Start @ Excise House 18.30 - 19.00

 

And then swerve down the Harbour!!!!

 

Everyones welcome from all the Squads

 

Over eighteens for drink but younger welcome as long as you toe the line

 

Your Faithful Social Secretary.........

 

Steve H (Goldstein) 07771565905

 

The Shiznit!!


Weymouth Rough Riders stay hot!
Nov 22, 2010, 10:31 am

After getting of to a great start winning there first ever game together the Weymouth Rough Riders kept up the good play with another impressive win.

There second game of the season was against Havant who had a big athletic side but the young Weymouth team weren't intimidated as the came out very aggressive looking to get a quick jump on there opponent. Dan Campbell came out looking to put his stamp on the game hitting 5 of weymouths first 6 baskets. Sam Dodge and Gaz Williams then took on the scoring load finshing of the quarter strong with a 20-4 lead. Even though Weymouth had jumped ahead to a big lead early they didn't take there foot of the gas going on to score another 20 points in the second quarter and had some strong rebounding from Connor Doherty and new comers Luke Scadden and Alex  Skidmore. Weymouth went into the second half leading 40-12.

The second half was much the same for Weymouth playing intense defence that lead to turnovers and easy baskets in transition, even though Weymouth were playing outstanding defence there rebounding dropped of which aloud Havant easy second chance points leading to there highest scoring quarter with 9 points. Weymouth went on to finish the game strong with some excellent trade mark hustle from Connor Doherty and the majority of the points coming from the sharp shooting George Scott and Jack Speary. Weymouth finished the game with a comfortable lead 84-29.

Player/Coach Dan Campbell "This was only our second game together as a team but we showed great team work and effort. Our defense was solid and our offense was fluid, everyone did a good job of contributing in todays game."

Scorers/Roster: Dan Campbell 23, Gaz williams 22, George Scott 15, Sam Dodge 10, Jack Speary 8, Connor Doherty 6, Luke Scadden, Alex Skidmore.


Cowboys Get Bucked
Nov 18, 2010, 6:52 pm

Cowboys could only manage to take 8 players on the trip across the coast to Hythe Bucks, and the signs were ominous when sat nav malfunctions resulted in half the team turning up 45 minutes late.

Despite the late start, Weymouth started strongly with Dan Campbell making several opening plays along with 6’5 new recruit Alex Skidmore making successful rebounds. Hythe still managed to stay in the game with the Cowboys as the guests went into half time leading the match 35-33.

From the first possession of the 3rd quarter, the Bucks flew out of the blocks at Weymouth reducing reducing to a shell of themselves. Gaz Williams managed to lift them back up with a big dunk on a fast break, however the damaged was already done with a final score of 74-63 to the Bucks.

Scorers/Roster:- Gaz Williams 15, Giles Heaman 13, Dan Campbell 12, Sam Dodge 10, Alex Skidmore 4, Connor Doherty 4, Filippo Romano 3, Rob Legg.


GIANTS STICK TO WINNING WAYS
Nov 18, 2010, 6:43 pm

Weymouth Giants, the club’s under 12s basketball team, kept their unbeaten run going Friday with 2 wins over Dorset Storm and Dorchester Basketball Club.

After coming off 2 wins previously, the Giants came out in their first game of the day looking to continue their great basketball play. They came up first against Dorset Storm, who started off the game scoring the first basket. The Giants looked to quickly respond and went up by 6 points, all coming from the team’s point guard Max Gilmartin. The Giants fantastic play continued especially on the defensive end with steals from Andre Morris and Miles Kimball-Smith. The good defensive play continued for the Giants and they went on to win the game 16-8.

In their second game, the Giants were up against rivals Dorchester, who they had faced a few times before. The Giants kept to their clever basketball and their great defence and ended up being up 12-4 at the half. Dorchester came out in the second half looking to upset the Giants unbeaten record, scoring twice un-answered. The Giants started to get lazy and turned the ball over on almost every play until Coach Connor Doherty called a tactical time-out to talk it over with his troops. After they had calmed down and realised why their lead was being slimmed, the Giants came out and ran away with the game, being lead by young prospect Louie Weaver and Max Gilmartin. With un-stoppable defence from Daniel Thompson and Andrew Dumbell, the Giants finished out the game 26-8, keeping their fantastic winning streak going.

Coach Connor Doherty said, "I have never coached this team before, and it really surprised me how fantastic they were. They played brilliant defence throughout and always played as a team, and at this level, that is all it takes to win. I look forward to hopefully coaching them again in the future as they are a great bunch of players".


College continue form with big win
Nov 17, 2010, 6:17 pm

Weymouth College continued their successful start of the season following their win over Thomas Hardye when they hosted Woodroffe School from Lyme Regis.

Weymouth never looked back from the opening 3 point basket from Sam Dodge. The home side seemed they couldn’t miss with baskets from Jack Speary and Gaz Williams, which led to them building a strong 1st period lead. Woodroffe did have moments of good play on their fast break, though Weymouth were quick to counter with several steal leading to their own fast break baskets from Williams and Dan Campbell. Despite loosing Sam Dodge to injury, with a 44 – 15 lead going into the second half, Weymouth still looked good moving ahead.

The second half didn’t start as well for the home side as they turned over the ball several times, not remaining competitive due to the score. Coach Alex Fuhrmann soon called a time-out making clear that this was not an option for his team and that they should remain competitive regardless of the score. Weymouth regained their form and despite some strong rebounding from the Lyme side they stayed calm finding the right passes, with Campbell and Williams linking up well. As the game clock ticked down Weymouth were clearly in command as Dan Campbell hit his 6th 3 pointer of the game, capping a 77 – 25 win.

Coach Alex Fuhrmann, “Some great basketball played today. The lads linked up well and despite some mental mistake they regrouped and found their form. We’re in a great position to win the division at the moment but we must make sure we stay focused no matter who the opponent so we can be true to our abilities all season.”

Scorers/Roster: Dan Campbell 31, Gaz Williams 27, Jack Speary 9, Sam Dodge 6, Connor Doherty 2, Stuart Purnell, Rob Legg.


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