Saturday, November 15, 2014

Feature Game - Major Bantam Boys - Burlington (Stucke) vs Brampton (Brown)

This feature ABS game started off with a packed gym and a great deal of intensity. Inside the first minute #7 Latrelle from Brampton hit an NBA sized three giving the Warriors a quick 3-2 lead.  Brampton was all over the boards early with #23 Matthew M attacking the boards from everywhere and putting in put backs and dropping dimes.  The sharpshooting Burlington squad responded when #22 Johnny V hit his own long range three. 

Burlington's outside shooting kept them in the game while Brampton attacked the rim at every opportunity.  #22 Quincy A scored with an And-1 on a great take to the hoop.  Midway through the second quarter Burlington took a one point lead with Coleman S and Kobe A putting points up which included a great put back and spin move by Kobe.  

Robert Manella hit an incredible floater off a pump fake to put Burlington up by 4 with 1:00 left in the half while Coleman went perfect from the line in the first half (and subsequently the entire game).  Despite the scoring punch from Burlington, Brampton kept attacking the rim and kept the game within 5 at the half.

Burlington came out strong in the second half with an 8-1 run lead by two threes by Coleman and Kobe.  Defensively Burlington locked down which created some fast break opportunities for Burlington.  Luka S (Burlington) showed outside range and then took it inside for a nice floater.  

Taryn T (Brampton) completed the And-1 after a killer crossover in an offensive set and followed that up with another hoop.  Not to be outdone, Burlington continued to score and opened the game up to 50-36 with 1:14 left in the third.  In a spread offence #14 Gabe T was able to knock down an open jumper to put the Burlington club up 52-37.  At the line, #6 Joshua H (Brampton) showed a great touch by knocking down two free throws which made the score at the end of three 53-39 Burlington.

The fourth quarter started with Brampton on a 4-0 run but that was answered quickly with a three by #11 Tim M from Burlington.  #6 on Brampton Joshua H continued to run the floor and hit a great step back jumper.  Latrelle G from Brampton (Brown) quietly poured in 16 points by the fourth.

At one point, this game became a shootout between #13 Kobe and and #6 Joshua who were both lightning it up with their scoring.  #5 Robert M from Burlington hit two three pointers back to back to open things up with 4 minutes left and Burlington ended up winning it by a score of 75-50.  The final score does not tell the tale of the game as it remained close until the 5 minute mark of the 4th.

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