EYBL - Friday Night Recap
BABC 67, Indy Spiece (IN) 68
Missing Jonathan Joseph (family illness) really hurt BABC as they struggled to find a rhythm on offense, which played into the hands of an older and bigger Spiece squad.
Bonzie Colson was terrific thoughout, scoring 8 of BABC's first 14 points and never looking back. He did yeomen's work all night, finishing everything inside and knocking down several mid-range jumpers.
Tyler Nelson and Henry Bolton combined for three three-pointers to close the half and cut the gap to 33-29 going into halftime, but Spiece would respond to start the second half by turning up the defensive pressure and making an 8-0 run of their own.
BABC wouldn't go away though and continued to fight back. The game came down to a wild finish as BABC forced turnovers late, but just couldn't get over the hump. One last gasp came trailing 66-64, when Bruce Brown almost drilled a tough runner that came out of a broken play.
Expressions 80, Baltimore Elite 57
Despite playing without Alec Brennan, who was out with a minor knee injury, Expressions handled Baltimore easily. This was the epitomoe of a team win with contributions from everyone who played. "Extra pass" became the theme for Expressions as they moved the ball well to find the open man.
Aaron Falzon and Jesse Bunting both contributed defensively and on the glass while Bunting was especially effective with a couple of athletic finishes on the break. Jared Wilson-Frame continued to be impressive shooting his threes and pull-ups while Dimitri Floras and Cane Broome did a nice job of getting everyone involved from the point.
Idris Taqqee might not have put up big numbers, but showed why he was a terrific glue-guy, being the first on the floor for loose balls while getting a lot of deflections and rebounds.