BMBA Game reviews for the week ending 060823 – Grading Round 4
BMBA Under 10 Girls 34 defeated Bullits Lynx 6
Our Under 10 girls were super impressive last round with great efforts on defence, scoring and passing. The teamwork was especially impressive, with all our girls scoring. All of this was triggered off the girls defensive efforts, where everybody contributed. In fact, one of the most pleasing aspects about the girls at the moment is how everybody is contributing to the teams efforts, whether that be through defence, ball-handling, passing and scoring.
What was even more impressive was that the girls did this with just the five players. Scoring – Hannah Jacques 12, Lotte Fiorindo 10, Maddie Temellen 8, Amelie Artup 4 and Charlotte Reindler 2.
MVP: The whole team, for outstanding teamwork from start to finish!
BMBA Under 12(1) Boys 26 defeated Mentone Mustangs Wolves 13
It’s been a while between drinks, but it was also only a matter of time before these boys broke through for their second win. Since their last win the boys have been extremely competitive and were unlucky to not win more games. To their credit, the boys have kept at it when others would have fallen away and last Saturday the boys were rewarded. After a tight first half our boys dominated the second half and had it not been some missed baskets that should have been made, the boys would have won by even more. Seb Cromb and Levi Fiorindo continued their good recent form with 8 points apiece and were ably supported by Zac Chester with 6 points. Hamish Pendred, his brother Henry and Luca Ottobre were terrific on defence, especially in the second half when the boys went full court with their defensive efforts.
A great team effort by the boys, that hopefully will now prove to be the first of many more wins.
MVP: For some great passing, great defensive efforts, and some nice baskets, this week’s mvp is Hamish Pendred. Notable mentions to everybody else in what was a great team effort!
BMBA U12(2) Boys 12 were defeated by Bullits Spears 28
After two straight wins the boys hit a brick wall on Saturday. Missing their energiser battery in Lachy Spears and playing a 7:30 am game the boys struggled to find any spark. What we had done so very well in the past two weeks, we struggled with this week. Our defence wasn’t strong which allowed one of the opposition players to score 16 points himself. Our passing and ball-handling weren’t as sharp as previous weeks, yet despite this, we were only 10 points down with a few minutes to go. Sadly, in those last couple of minutes we let the game blow out a little.
MVP: Sarvesh Satishkumar gets the MVP gong this week. In his first game for the season, Sarvesh, was rewarded for his efforts at training with his great work on his ball-handling and given an increased role. Sarvesh embraced this opportunity and did very well.
BMBA U18 Boys 33 were defeated by Pacers Caughy 34
After an undefeated Autumn season the U18 Boys have lost all four of their grading games. On Sunday, after starting their game with just the four players, the boys lead for most of the match, before a disastrous final two minutes that saw their opponents score four baskets to one to record a one point win.
Having said that, the boys could have easily won all four games as well with 8, 2, 5 and 1 point losses in those four games. The team has had an unsettled start to the season, with some boys unavailable while welcoming new players into the mix. With grading behind us and a new proper season to start this week, the team is confident they can settle things down to start turning those close losses into consistent wins.
MVP: This week’s MVP goes to our newest player, Ed Macron. This was only Ed’s second game and he has already impressed with his ability to listen, his calm demeanour on the court and his decision making. We can’t wait to see Ed’s improvement as his game develops with the BMBA
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