Game 6 (Gif)recap: 4 – 2 record at season’s midway point

Jammers Int. Weekend League, SE12
Game 6, 13.02.16
UWC Dover Campus


The second matchup between the old rivals this season was a straightforward affair; Entourage Bball was the better team from the opening tip. Having lost to Jammers a month ago, the home team demonstrated a focused approach to the game, and pressured the opposing ball-handlers allover the court.

Seb breakaway
Fullcourt pressure leads to a breakaway for Séb.

Jammers frontcourt, known for their chippy style of play, were neutralised by the Entourage big men. The battles in the paint were intense:

Trees colliding
Trees colliding in the paint
DJ contorting
DJ playing his brand of bully-ball….against their bigs
Daniel baby hook
Dani: baby hook

The men in black & green kept converting big plays, keeping the pressure on and maintaining their 8-10 point lead throughout the game.

Evan And-1 floater
Evan with the And-1. (Malicious foul by #40)

Unselfish play and crisp passing were one of the keys to the victory:

Entourage Zone offense: played to perfection

Comeback attempts were stifled with solid D, anchored by big Tony, which led to multiple fastbreak opportunities.

Big Tony - blocks Bert
Big Tony block leads to DJ break
Terry fastbreak
T-Rex, 1-man fastbreak

Plus, keeping a cool head helped:

Evan No call
No call? Really?

Performance rating

Backcourt dc34546c84e753f093e7fcc9b4f7d138dc34546c84e753f093e7fcc9b4f7d138dc34546c84e753f093e7fcc9b4f7d138dc34546c84e753f093e7fcc9b4f7d138
Alert, determined, unselfish: the guards finally got their act together. Best game by the backcourt so far this season. Evan, Terry, Tony C. and newcomer Mike were defensive terrors against Jammers backcourt.
Standout players: Evan, Tony C.

Frontcourt dc34546c84e753f093e7fcc9b4f7d138dc34546c84e753f093e7fcc9b4f7d138dc34546c84e753f093e7fcc9b4f7d138dc34546c84e753f093e7fcc9b4f7d138
Always the mainstay of the team, the bigs stepped their game up even more against the league’s “craftiest” frontcourt. Fantastic battles in the paint all game long, bigs took turns neutralising the strong rebounders of team J. Good passing out of the post by big Tony who also had a field day on the offensive glass.
Standout players: Big Tony, Tolga & Sébastien

Overall dc34546c84e753f093e7fcc9b4f7d138dc34546c84e753f093e7fcc9b4f7d138dc34546c84e753f093e7fcc9b4f7d138dc34546c84e753f093e7fcc9b4f7d138
2nd superb defensive game in a row, tone was set from the 1st possession on with full-court D by Evan and Tery. Deflections, steals etc. led to multiple breakaway layups. Good result against a longtime rival avenging the loss from January.
Standout player: Evan

Next game:
Entourage Bball Inc. vs. Soldiers Team
4.45 pm
UWC Dover road