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Bridgwater College basketball get off to testing stary
12:11pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in Somerset Sport
THE Bridgwater College Basketball Academy was given a test with a heavy defeat at the hands of a strong Discovery College Plymouth.
Bridgwater went down 45-111 with Jack Roberts and Spencer Gormley both scoring 14 points.
The game was an eye-opener for the Bridgwater side against an experienced Plymouth team.
The first play, a quick pass from the tip, resulted in a two-handed dunk by a Plymouth starter.
Bridgwater showed skill, but could not maintain the level needed to compete, though stand-out performers were Gormley, unfazed by Plymouth’s strong defence, and Konstantine Lukjanec, whose 100% intensity resulted in many put back baskets.
Coach Richard Anderson knew it would be a challenging match when he discovered that the Plymouth team won several matches last season by over 100 points and finished in the top four nonelite British Colleges Sport teams in the country.
The game served as a benchmark, and Anderson is keen to show improvement when the two teams meet again in the new year in Plymouth.