January 27, 2013

Winning patiently

Patience is a virtue. Especially in the half court game.

Sunday, Bam Bam and his mates didn't give in to panic when they saw their lead evaporate late and were rewarded with two straight goals to wrest a 10-9 win from the jaws of defeat.

"We knew if we just kept playing our game, the bounces would come back our way," said the feisty forward, whose side had the upper hand for most of the game until three straight goals put them down late, 9-8. "You've got to stick to your game plan, pass it, cycle it and take lots of shots."

That's easier said than done when an unexpected change of possession often results in an odd-man rush.

"Mistakes are really costly in the half-court game," said Yak, whose own unfortunate positioning cost his side a goal after a cross-court chop bounced off his shoulder and past a confused Lak Attack. "You can't really panic. You just have to decide you're going to work harder."

But with no spare players and a furious pace, errors were inevitable.

"The entire day was about angling, conserving your energy," said Holt. "You've got to be in the smart position and make the smart play."

In the end, the result may have come down to desire.

"We just pushed a bit harder," said Bam Bam. "It's all about hustle."

"They wanted it more," said Holt. "It was such a close game, it just takes that little bit more desire and they took it home."

Posted by jaysuburb at January 27, 2013 05:07 PM

I won't be able to make it out tomorrow. I am essay writing... fun stuff I know but I have a deadline.

Posted by: Holt at February 2, 2013 06:37 PM