Undermanned yet dominant; E.B.I. now 3-0

Crossover Basketball League (SE2)
Game 3, Sat. 27.08.16
SUTD sports complex


An undermanned EntourageBBall team held the league’s highest scoring offense (83 PPG) to 35 points in a spirited and aggressive game. Entourage Basketball now with a 3-0 start to the season, while handing Hougang their first loss.

Two weeks after a dismal offensive outing against team Booze, the E.B.I. players proved their mettle against the high-scoring, fast team of Hougang.
The squad  welcomed center JB back, his first game of the season, but was only able to field 8 players.

Jean Baptiste at the line
Jean Baptiste at the line

Guided by power forward and team leader Sebastien, with vocal support from veteran point guard Chi, the eight players dominated on both ends of the court, allowing their opponents to score 35 points in 40 minutes; 50(!) points below their average.

How did they achieve this statement win?  The players weigh in on the keys to the game:

Sebastien, PF:
“It was a well deserved win. Nice team effort and spirit, plus good job keeping our heads. Not an easy game with such vocal opponents and little to no help from the refs.”

Ronnie, SF:
“Re-injured my finger in the 3rd quarter but was able to fill in for Chi and Tolga at different points in the 4th. Got some baskets: satisfied with my game.”

Terence, SG:
“Good start to the game, Seb got us going at warmup already, well prepped. We lost our cool twice this game, opponents were brash and kinda dirty, but our passing/execution in Q4 was very good. Less turnovers, our inside-out game with JB and closing out on their shooters were key.”

Tolga, F/C:
“Some glimpses of good team play, finally dominated against a zone defense but had some problems when they switched to man2man D in the third quarter. Our rebounding was problematic but help defense was always there and i was happy with my game. Even got a few assists.”

Next game September 3rd , 5.45pm vs. Red Leon (0-2)