“And they’re off”: the FastBreak league season begins

Entourage Basketball Inc. vs DHL 71 – 49

The E.B.I Midweeek team had a quick turnaround between FastBreak League seasons this year. Playing all but one game of the Fall 2017 by last December, the men-in-green then won their 3rd place playoff game just 3 weeks ago. The one-point victory against the Dragons marked a satisfying improvement (7-9 record)  in performance for the team that had only won 2 games in the Spring ’17 go-around.

Fitting then that team manager and center Jean Baptiste, aka JB, was honored with his third straight selection to FastBreak’s First Team All-League team. A league leader in Points, rebounds and blocks, JB anchored an improving squad which battled hard every game. (5 overtime games played, most in the league)

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The Spring 2018 season opener last Wednesday saw the return of the majority of the team, 15 returnees, always a good sign for an improving squad and the first E.B.I game did not disappoint. The core of the team consists of Crossover League veterans, players who are coming off their third straight championship win in that weekend league while new additions Max and Brad add experience and firepower to a stacked roster.

League newcomers DHL were not ready for the intense defense E.B.I Midweek threw at them. Forced turnovers led to transition opportunities and an early lead ballooned to 20+ points by halftime. A switch to a zone defense by team DHL kept the third quarter relatively close, but led by JB (19 points) a sweet-shooting Tim (15), the always active Josh and veteran playmakers Chi and Javi, E.B.I regained control in the final quarter to secure the win.

Game two of the truncated season, only 7 regular season games then playoffs, is this Wednesday against another new team: Grandeur Eagles. The Eagles had a subpar season last Fall in the Crossover league, but boast some dangerous players. JB and Robert will be sure not to underestimate their opponent, while trying to keep the good run alive.

Game 2 of the FastBreak Men’s League (Spring 2018)
E.B.I – Midweek vs Grandeur Eagles
Wed, 28/02/18 @ UWC-East Tampines
9.15 PM