Mourant Ozannes 4 - 22 HSBC Dunkers
Dunkers went top of the league after an eventual comfortable win against this season's newcomers.
And last year's rookies had the long distance finishing skills Of Ash Elphinston (with the occasional chair spillage) and their star captain Yeardley to thank as they really took the game to the Mourant Ozannes.
Dunkers were held to a draw in the second quarter, and it was easy to see Mourant Ozzanes scoring well once they get the hang of the angles. They often broke through the HSBC defence.
But ultimately, HSBC Dunkers better passing and conversion of attacks gave them a deserved victory, a bonus point, and a spell at the top of the table, (although they are the only team to have played twice so far this season.)
RBC Maples 28 - 12 JEC Bright Sparks
The Sparks came off the starting blocks very fast against the title holders, and their top scorer Gavin Glaser proved to be on form. He easily popped in baskets from outside the key and enabled the Sparks to lead 10-6 after the first quarter.
Both teams were cautious in the second quarter but the Sparks maintained their lead at halftime at 12-8.
The second half saw a stunning turnaround, driven in part by Pete Ingram of the RBC Maples taking off his glasses, and in part by the resolve to prevent Gavin Glaser being given any further chances. Pete popped in four baskets whilst Adam Cartwright and Laszlo Maros scored three each, to which the JEC had no reply.
Note: Sadly, JEC Bright Sparks have since withdrawn from the league, and thus this result has been deleted from the records.
HSBC Dunkers 6 - 45 Jersey Wheelers
The first match of the 2017 season saw Jersey Wheelers, winners of the Challenge three years ago, gain a comfortable win over Dunkers.
The depth of experience in the Wheelers squad shone through in the first quarter. They kept possession and scored heavily.
The second quarter was fairly even, with just one basket separating the scores. Dunkers managed to up their game after half-time, but Wheelers soon discovered their previous form, gradually wearing their opponents down.
Top scorer was Samantha Walker with 21 points.
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