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NWBA: Brewers Lite 61 Bromborough Bulldogs 55

25th October, 2023 | News | 0 comments

A new team picked up an age-old rivalry as Brewers’ new development team – Brewers Lite – entertained the club’s oldest active rival, Bromborough Bulldogs.

This fierce rivalry has always been a spicy affair and with Lite it looked no different as the Brewers’ new breed took the game to their visitors.

The Bulldogs turned up well-matched and determined, not giving Lite an easy ride. But the home side stuck to their core principles – hard work and defence-first – and refused to allow the visitors to get too far ahead.

On defence Ash Millington and Alec Doyle worked well at the back, shutting down multiple Bulldoigs offenses and providing a launch pad for the dynamic offence of MVP Huber Paluch, Kenny Macalalad, Jan Santos and Marcin Fiedorowicz.

Both teams were fully committed to the latest instalment of this storied contest, with neither giving an inch.

The lead went back and forth throughout the game, Bulldogs leading by seven after the first quarter, the Brewers leading at the half by just a single point and the Bulldogs regaining a five-point lead going into the final quarter.

But Brewers Lite have already shown this season that they don’t care about expectations or predictions. They stepped out on court in the final stanza ready to give everything they had – and they did. They applied pressure all over the court, running their sets and keeping the energy high.

As time went on the visitors finally flagged as the pace of the game took its toll. The Lite continued to grind, creating chance after chance and building momentum.

The home side took the lead with under two minutes to go and survived a closing period of intetional fouls and free throws to seal their second successive victory. Paluch ended top-score with 19 points, Macalalad clocking up 13 with Santos and Fiedorowicz adding 10 apiece.

After the game Head Coach Ben Scott expressed his pride.

“That is an incredible result for Brewers Lite,” he said. “I doubt anyone would have predicted that beforehand but this team seemingly refuses to accept that winning takes time.

“We remain realistic with out ambitions, we have a lot of improvements to make and work to do, but it’s important to celebrate the wins otherwise why bother?

“As a Development team Brewers Lite is way ahead of schedule with two wins in three games and it’s going to make for an interesting season!”

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