Fliers tamed by Wolves
Newry Fliers Vs BC Wolves
Newry’s first home game of the season took place on October 25th against a relatively unheard of BC Wolves.
Newry’s starting five all found themselves on the scoreboard in the first quarter with some excellent ball movement from player-coach Sean Brady and Newry’s ability to finish at the free throw line as the BC Wolves committed nine fouls in the first quarter, only two short of the fouls the Fliers committed throughout the entire game. It didn’t take the Fliers long to figure out that this would be a physical game. Declan Mathers was a noticeable force on the boards in the first and found himself at the free throw line for his efforts however the BC Wolves had some scoring options themselves as Surginas, No.32 (C) made it clear he was a threat beyond the three point line with the first quarter ending a close 20-21.
The second quarter kicked off and seen a fantastic scoring performance from Paul Crawley (C) throughout the quarter as the Wolves were unable to stop him on the drive. Newry players were at the foul line again as the Wolves had seven fouls in the quarter. Surginas was quickly on the score sheet again for the Wolves and No.99 M.Sekstins; also put away some nice baskets near the end of the quarter to keep his team within a three point deficit with the first half ending 44-41.
The third quarter began with some back to back baskets from both Aaron O’Reilly and Paul Crawley, and some fast attacking basketball from Aaron Miller as he was picking up points from the free throw line, as the Wolves found themselves in foul trouble again. Sadly that was all that Newry could offer in this game changing quarter as they found the Wolves too much to handle with great basketball from Surginas and Sekstins again. No14 Kubeckis had some good shooting in the quarter too and added to their 54-71 lead.
A challenging fourth quarter opened with baskets from BC Wolves No.17 Miklovis and No.9 Jurkynas, Newry’s Ali Gorman had a commanding quarter as he was putting in the work on defence and getting some points in the process. Aaron Miller finished off the game with a strong performance and some back to back points to show for it and Wolves’ Sekstins was doing much of the same. Unfortunately the third quarter seemed to have been too damaging for the Fliers to return from.
The final score was Newry Fliers 68, BC Wolves 89.
Newry’s Paul Crawley picked up two well-earned MVP’s.
BC Wolves Surginas also picked up two deserved MVP’s.