James Watt College vs SGS College

In their first home game of the season, James Watt College secured a 37 point win with a 88-51 home victory over SGS College. Having been on the road for their first six games of the season, a return to their home floor for James Watt was undoubtedly a nice change.

The first quarter started pretty evenly with SGS playing with intent and with high energy. Both teams struggled to find any rhythm early in the quarter as James Watt struggled to find good shots, which allowed SGS to capitalise on the disjointed play. The hosts eventually started playing their style of basketball which saw Ian Rodrigeuz and Daniel Penkov connect from outside the arc. The first period ended with a 25-13 advantage to the home side.

In the second quarter, James Watt took control of the game. Their defensive effort was solid, which allowed them to begin playing in the open court, getting out on the break where Wakeem Richardson and Conor Lynch got involved with devastating effect. At the half, James Watt led 47-23.

The third period saw the home side come out a little lethargic which allowed SGS to go on a quick 8-4 run. SGS continued to fight throughout the quarter, but James Watt eventually found their rhythm as they improved their defence, winning the quarter 17-12 and holding a comfortable lead going into the fourth.

The final stanza was more of the same, as Daniel Penkov continued his excellent play from throughout the game. Starring with his shooting early on, Penkov also began distributing the ball well as he ended the game with 12 assists.

SGS never gave up, to their credit, but James Watt were far too strong on defence and in the open court for SGS to cause them any significant problems. It was a good first home game for James Watt, who improve to 5-2 on the season.

The hosts’ effort was paced by Daniel Penkov, who added 28 points to his 12 assists, while SGS were led by Sam Chigbo who finished with nine.

James Watt are next in action after the Christmas break when they host Myerscough on Wednesday 16 January, while SGS resume their EABL campaign on Wednesday 9 January when they welcome Newcastle Eagles Academy.

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