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NWBA: Cheshire Raptors 112 Brewers 42

31st October, 2022 | News | 0 comments

As Halloween approached the Brewers faced a Friday fright night at Cheshire Raptors.

The North Wales Basketball Association’s strongest team were the hosts but Adam Lloyd’s Brewers arrived with a gameplan that initially kept the scoring low.

While the Brewers’s tactics were effective, the Raptors have shooting quality throughout their squad, which allowed them to make points even when the Brewers herded their offence into the areas they wanted.

The scoreline on defence was not reflective of the effort and application of the Brewers side, as the home side’s shots continued to drop.

Offensively the Brewers enjoyed some success,with Niel Gillard making 11 points, season top-scorer to date Wissam Elkak contributing 9 and reigning rookie of the year Cameron Blunbdell adding 6, but simple turnovers, particularly in the second and third quarters, undermined their efforts.”Our passing wasn’t always on point today and we paid the price for that,” said Brewers Head Coach Lloyd. “But every player worked hard to limit the Raptors offense and I still believe the scoreline doesn’t show how well we did there. 

“Facing this Raptors side with a team that is still gelling was always going to be our biggest challenge, but we have learned a lot from that game that we will take forward into the next three home games we have coming up.

“I’m proud of the way the Brewers conducted themselves in the face of adversity from all sides on Friday night – and I’m looking forward to seeing how much we’ve improved in our next game.”

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