Aztecs Falcons 45 – Woodley Jets 66
(13-11; 24-22; 36-46; 45-66)
Paul Howard 13; Iain Rogers 8; Becky Wellington 6; Matt Blowfield/Chris Giles 5
The final score line does not tell the whole story of this very entertaining game. The previous Thursday the Falcons enjoyed a two-hour training session and for the first time this season the players took the work they had done at training onto the court and trailed by just 2 points with 11 minutes to go in the game. Things went pear shaped as the team conceded 8 quick points in the final minute of the third and then the final quarter was lost 9-20.
The Falcons broke 40 points again and made 86% from the charity stripe, however they lost concentration as they let a 32-28 lead disappear in quick time when Woodley shot from range including three 3-pointers in the third period.
Coach Walker’s assessment:
This was one of the most enjoyable games I have coached since taking over the reins with the Falcons. Just two hours of training resulted in offensive plays working, a variety of defensive systems being operated and a number of set plays coming off. The team needs to be together for more training sessions as it will result in everyone enjoying games far more.
Thursday 28th March 2019 at 8:15pm away to Woodley Jets in Division 3 followed on Tuesday 2nd April Tuesday by the visit of Woking Blackhawks to Wellington. The final game of the season is at home to Woodley Greenflash on Tuesday 9th April.