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Saturday 13th October, 2018
Men’s National League

The men welcomed league newcomers, Dorset Storm to Gloucestershire College for an #NBL1819 National League Fixture.  The tip off was delayed, due to traffic and the late arrival Storm players, with the game starting approximately 10 minutes late.

The first three quarters were a closely fought affair, with both teams taking the lead but neither team managed to gain a significant double digit lead.  Going into the final quarter, Storm led by 5, but finished off the game with a strong 4th quarter, showing a disciplined display to run out winners by 20.

1st Quarter: Saxons 18-17 Storm
2nd Quarter: Saxons 31-37 Storm
3rd Quarter: Saxons 54-59 Storm
Final Score: Saxons 63-83 Dorset Storm

 

U16 Boys National League

The u16s travelled to newcomers, Exeter Spartans for their 1st  #NBL1819 National League fixture of their season for a 1pm start

Final Score: Saxons 85-28 Exeter Spartans

U14 Boys Regional League

The U14s travelled to Cirencester, home of Deer Park School, to take on local rivals, Gloster Jets in their 1st  South West Regional League Game of the season.  After a tense, closely fought game, Saxons lost narrowly by 3 points.

1st quarter Saxons 15 – 13 Jets
2nd quarter Saxons 26 – 24 Jets
3rd quarter Saxons 43 – 42 Jets
Final Score: Saxons 57 – 60 Jets

GLOZBALL U12 CVL

Gloucestershire College hosted another successful GLOZBALL U12 CVL, featuring Bristol Flyers Girls, Abingdon Eagles, ROAR Basketball, Saxons Blue and Saxons White.

As usual for the U12 events the seating area was filled to capacity with a noisy and supportive crowd.

Results
Saxons Blue 10-8 Flyers Girls
Abingdon Eagles 18-8 ROAR
Saxons White 0-26 Flyers Girls
Saxons Blue 15-12 Abingdon Eagles
ROAR 2-14 Flyers Girls
Abingdon Eagles 17-2 Saxons White
Saxons Blue 16-4 ROAR
Flyers Girls 14-4 Abingdon Eagles
ROAR 6-2 Saxons White

Last Weekends #NBL1819 U18 Result
Last Weekends #NBL1819 Mens Result
The Weekends NBL Roundup

 

After the game, Head Coach Danny James wrote:

 

 

“Saturday saw the Saxons Men’s first competitive game of the season against the visiting Bristol Hurricanes.

Saxons, whose preseason had not gone to plan, played this game as their very first game together as a squad.

Bristol Hurricanes took full advantage of the situation opening up a 26 point 11 opening quarter. The second quarter was no different with Hurricanes taking a 48 point to 17 point lead into the break. 

The half time break allowed Saxons to re group and to break down areas that simply were not good enough. Hurricanes played great team basketball and were very aggressive defensively which proved to be a tough opening test for the home team.

The second half saw noticeable improvements in key areas for the Saxons. They were no longer second best in the hustle plays, offensively they spaced the floor better and were more aggressive in attacking the basket.

Hurricanes still topped the second half with a 35 point to 25 point display in their favour. Noticeable Saxon improvements meant that there were still positives to take from the game.

“Today was a very tough test”

Hurricanes will be fighting it out at the top of the league this season. We were very poor in the first half, we failed to take care of simple things. We were out hustled and really didn’t commit to the game plan. The second half was better, we hustled more, we were more aggressive at both ends and we competed.

“Hurricanes were professional in their execution of their game plan and they deserved the win. We have a lot to learn but I believe we have the players willing to do that”.

Saxons welcomed 7 new players to the team yesterday with a further 4 new faces in the 16 man squad. It will be interesting to see how the players begin to gel in the coming weeks.

Stand out Saxon performer was Damon Dyer who led the team in scoring (9) and blocked shots (7).

Another positive was that 9 Saxons players got onto the scoreboard which was encouraging to see, despite the big loss.

Hurricanes balanced scoring saw 3 players in double digits with 3 more just shy of double digits.

Next week the Saxons travel to Cardiff on Sunday to take on Cardiff Met Archers II.

 

 

October 2018: Half Term Update

There will be NO Basketball at the College during the week commencing Monday 22/10/18 to Friday 26/10/18 (Gloucestershire half term) this is because the court is being re marked, cleaned and re sealed by an exterior company.
The Club will regain access on Saturday the 27/10 as normal.
2018/19 Fixtures
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Gloucestershire College Letter To Parents
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Gloucester Saxons Consent Form 2018/19
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Gloucester Saxons Subscriptions 2018/19
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Gloucester Saxons/Gloucestershire College Direct Debit Form 2018/19
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