The Flames Lose V University of Brighton
We started the game with a cool head in attack and a solid and determined defence and managed to make it to half-time losing by only two points, with the score being 26 - 24. After half-time however, the University of Brighton intensified their defence, applying full-court pressure, which completely took us by surprise by increasing the physicality of the game. A very clever move on their part as they could see by our almost empty bench we did not have many subs. They basically tired us out. Our 8 players to their 12 could not quite compete in such an intense environment. And we panicked, ending the third quarter trailing behind by 22 points! Still, we managed to somehow settle into the rhythm of the game and performed relatively well in the last quarter, which we lost by one point only. Could we have maintained the 1 or 2 bucket differential in the third quarter had we had more players sitting on the bench and therefore had a shot at winning this game? We’ll never know. But, judging by the team’s efforts and our getting back into the game after the hard blow of the third quarter, one cannot help but think we could have perhaps won had we had our usual 12.
Monday, December 17, 2012 we are facing the Cougars at home. Will the second or fourth quarter get in the way now or will we manage to keep our heads in the whole game? Stay tuned!