Derby College vs SGS College

Derby Trailblazers took the spoils in this EABL contest, winning each quarter on their way to a 90-64 triumph against SGS. However, SGS made Derby work for the win, and despite going 9-0 down in the first two minutes they showed their battling spirit from the get go, narrowing the deficit to 24-21 at the end of the quarter with a Molyeuik buzzer beating 3 pointer. For Derby, Mutemasango hit his first 3 shots from behind the arc in the opening minutes to help the Trailblazers start well.

Derby took further control in the second quarter as Matimba, Bowman, Ptak and Essel-Jaji all connected during a pulsating 17-3 run which included several steals and a couple of dunks from Bowman. Charlie Brown once again hit double digit assists, he had 7 by half time as the Blazers took a 48-32 cushion into the break. Although Derby continued to pull away slightly though out the second half, it remained an intense and hard-fought game for the full forty minutes. In the end Derby came away with the 26 point win to complete the win over SGS in EABL Week 16 action.

Derby’s top scorers were, Bowman 20, Essel-Jaji 17, Samuels 9, Ptak 9 and Mutemasango 9. SGS scorers were led by Chigbo 10, Molyeuik 10 and Ogilvie 9.

After the game Derby’s Coach Shaw commented: “I was pleased with hard we worked through out the game. We shared the ball well on several occasions which led to some nice team baskets. We also did a decent job of challenging their shots and giving them very few open looks”

 Derby face Myerscough next while SGS will play Sheffield College.



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