Mar 25, 2013, 3:33 pm
In tonight’s contest, we saw Champions and Leaders of Hot Stuff Basketball League Axle taking on Jersey U-21 team who were highly concentrated to win the game.
The 1st quarter started off with respect to both teams. Axle was to score first with Guillaume Hoareau (26pts) making the pair of free throws. Juniors got on the offence right back with Chris Radzimski (13pts) and Jake Michel (20pts) getting an early lead. Strong rebounding by the Axle team and controlled offence by Juniors made the game interesting with Axle taking the lead 15-14 by the end of 1st quarter.
The 2nd Quarter started the same as previous quarter with both teams going back and forth, Juniors got the first points in the quarter, but thanks to Hoareau (8pts in the quarter), Axle pulled out a 4 point lead with the 1st half ending 27-23 for Axle.
The 2nd half started with quick offensive plays by Juniors who scored 2 consecutive baskets. A timeout call got Axle motivated and Pawel Zalewski (12pts) lead Axle to 44-37 by the end of the 3rd Quarter.
The beginning of 4th quarter saw Axle pull out a 16 point lead against Juniors which seemed to have finished the game off. Juniors came back with 8 points, but it was not enough to catch Axle and the game ended 57-49 to the champions, Axle.
The Hot Stuff Basketball League is sponsored by Hot Stuff Pizza