[Photo Credit: Emily Carr Photography. Evolution vs. Suns]
Starting off in Div1, The Oaks defeated the Tigers in a close game which was tied 49-49 after 3 periods, and ended 74-67, for the home team. S. Adomas picked up MVP honours with 27points.
Storm ran out winners against the Bandits 84-67, after a super strong first Q, 25-8, that the Bandits never recovered from.
However, in Week 7, the Storm were finally toppled and lost their undefeated record away to the Razors, where the Storm struggled with foul trouble, (19-4 fouls called). They did make a come back 20-11 in the final Q, but it was too late as the Razors held on for the win, 82-64.
Bandits jumped to 2W-4L with a win over the Tigers, now also 2-4, as they missed Coach Droynk and suffered a season ending injury to P.Roberts. J.Westlake grabbed MVP honours with 8points for the hosts.
In Div2, Bridport Evolution held on to get the win over the BG Suns. Although the Suns held the lead into the final Q, 37-34, it was the hosts who had the better final 10, and took the win off of the back of another MVP performance from C.Sorrell, on 20pts.
The Suns then came a crop later in the week to their court-share Southbourne Donkeys. The Donkeys had a strong 2Q which was enough of the difference to take the win, 53-45 off 16pts for J.Chorlton.
Just down the road the Seahawks hosted the Blackhawks in another great match that went to the wire. Seahawks led the half 35-28, but some sharp shooting from J.Oakley in the 3rd saw the Blackhawks take a 4pts lead into the final stretch. It was tied in the last seconds before bigman Z.Dunford got the 2 to put them ahead and J.Oakley iced the game from the line. 60-57.
It was a blow out on the Wednesday as Donkeys hosted the undefeated Performance. It was all BU, and ended 121-37.
Finally the Seahawks hosted the young Weymouth Raiders. The Seahawks had a commanding 42-20 lead at the half but some poor finishing allowed the Raiders back in the game as they continually closed the gap and grabbed 24pts in the 4th quarter alone. The Seahawks managed to just hold onto the win 61-50 to jump to 2W-4L.
Standings are looking interesting in both Divisions as we head into the 2nd round of the Cup, and with just a few fixtures left before the Christmas break.