Jacks out of Herts Plate after defeat to the Dux
PUBLISHED: 13:30 18 February 2009 | UPDATED: 22:05 26 October 2009
THE JACKS exited the Herts Plate at the semi-final stage after a 65-59 defeat to Aylesbury Dux on Sunday. At the start of the game the visitors immediately gained possession and made the first basket in a flash. Jacks, who play at Birchwood Leisure Cent
THE JACKS exited the Herts Plate at the semi-final stage after a 65-59 defeat to Aylesbury Dux on Sunday.
At the start of the game the visitors immediately gained possession and made the first basket in a flash.
Jacks, who play at Birchwood Leisure Centre in Hatfield, regained their composure and started to fightback aggressively. Baskets by Rob Quy and Chris Stallard underlined the hard offence the Jacks were mounting.
Points by Thor Ahmed and Quy brought the first quarter to an end with a score of 21-15 in favour of the Jacks.
The second period continued at the same fierce pace. The home basketball side's offence was also well structured and the team was rotating the ball well against the visitors' defence.
Quy and Dami Siyanbola found the basket, but the visitors were starting to make inroads into the Jacks defence.
Despite baskets by Ahmed, Quy and Sewell, the session ended with only a two point difference; 36-34 to the Jacks.
Resuming the match after half-time saw the First Division side make a controlled and effective offence.
The Jacks were hustling for baskets and with Ahmed and Quy scoring, the game gained momentum and it was again fast breaks by both sides.
At the end of the quarter Dux had taken a seven-point advantage.
The last period saw the Jacks trying to regain their focus and get back into the lead.
Siyanbola was using his rebound skills, but the game was turning into a battle of the physically strongest players.
Home players did a good job of stopping their opponents' main scorer.
But the lack of concentration in the previous quarter had given the Aylesbury side the advantage.
With scoring for the final quarter almost even, the game ended 65-59 to the Dux.