Representing the East Region at the VJBL’s Annual mid-year Regional Challenge, Coach Duncan McFarlane’s 12.2 Sabres defeated the North West’s representative Bacchus Marsh, 63-49 last Friday evening.
The Sabres fast paced game featured heaps of running, which led to open baskets. This pace allowed Jamieson Collins to score a game-high 20 points. Jamieson was supported in the scoring department by bottom age players Dougal McCartney and Sebastian Kahn, who both scored 12 points.
Leading rebounder for the Sabres was Archer Read, who snagged 3 defensive and 4 offensive boards creating valuable second scoring opportunities for his team.
Will “Dollar Bill” McGlone was the floor general for the Sabres with 4 assists, 4 steals and just a single turnover on the night.
All players for the Sabres scored during the game, fueled by some good team defence that rendered 10 steals and 8 forced turnovers against the “Marshians”.
With great support from the Sabres parents, a number of players stepped up their game and showed great individual improvement. Sharp passes to cutters and players posting up led to numerous baskets for the Sabres. The winning team consists of:
#7 Dougal McCartney
#8 Archer Read
#9 Joshua White
#20 Will McGlone
#23 Hudson Read
#32 Jamieson Collins
#44 Max Curtin
#45 Fletch Johnston
#54 Blake Nowlan
#55 Sebastian Khan