Week 5 & 6 were greatly affected by teams being caught with the Covid19 virus, with many games postponed and rescheduled. But we're back on track and games being played as the Conferences draw to their conclusion.
First up the Evolution went to New Milton to face the Blazers. Although again it was a clear win for the Bridport franchise, Craig Sorrell was impressed with the improvements and strides the Blazers had made since their last match up. Jeff Robertshaw grabbed MVP honours with 22 pts.
Oaks looked to cement their place atop Conference C, as they went to the Classics. And again the travelling team came home with the win. However the game was much closer than the scoreline represents. It was only a 2 pt lead after 10 mins, and 4 points at the half 35-31. But the second half the Oaks started with an 11-2 run to take control and then stretched that lead for the rest of the game. Tomas Skiotys picked up MVP on the night, with 31 points!
Tigers hosted the Bandits and it was the Tigers who took control of the game, and their 2nd spot in Conf B. As they came out on top 72-45.
Week 6 started with Spartans hosting the Bournemouth Bears, and the Bears took early control 14-10 after Q1 but Mike Brake was keeping the Spartans in it with 9 of those 10 pts. The Bears had a 8-2 run just before the break to make it 32-21. The 3rd and 4th were much the same, the Bears slowly extending their lead with A. Pacheco controlling the game. Although he only added 3 points to the tally was nominated as MVP, as Brake finished with 22pts, but on the wrong side of the score board.
Tigers then hosted Classics and the Tigers looking to cement their place in Div1 after Christmas. A 32pt win helped them solidify that, 79-47, as they have one game to go, against table topping Oaks, who have 2 to play.
Classics have only one game remaining, against the Bandits, so can not qualify for Div1. Bandits can in theory still make it, with other results going their way, and some big +/- swings in the points differential.
The final game was on Friday night as the Seahawks went to Poole to see the Storm. The Storm fielded a largely National League team and were too strong for the young Seahawks. They jumped to a 22-7 lead after 1. The Seahawks found their feet through the next 10 and matched the Storm much better to control the gap. But the inside-outside play by Storm was too much, as they ran out winners, 84-46. D Bunning picked up 25pts and MVP honours.
It affectively means Storm and Bears are through to Div1 in Conf B, and Seahawks are affectively confined to the lower Division. Spartans, could in theory finish equal with Bears 3-3, but it would mean the Seahawks beating the Bears twice.