With a pleasing result last game Taunton Revolution were looking to better their record on their home court, and played hosts to the visiting Exmouth Jesters II crew on Sunday 26th October, in Taunton. The visiting team had a good squad and a nice youthful mix of energy and skills, and from the tip off the game was close.
Marcin Gladys for Taunton was off to a great start at both ends of the floor and finished the first quarter with 6 points. For the first five minutes the visiting team matched Taunton, but towards the end of the quarter the Revolution stepped up their defence to extend to an 8 point lead going into the second quarter, helped by 5 players getting on the score sheet.
Taunton again relied on their defence to keep them in the game while their offence slowed down, and approaching half time they had help the opposition team to just 20 points. with almost every player on the Revolution score sheet the scoring was well balanced with everyone contributing. The youth of the Jesters would be apparent as they were consistently out-rebounding Taunton on their defensive glass, but despite some great play they struggled to stay close.
As the second half started, Pete Williams would start the quarter where he finished the last hitting another three pointer, and Captain Marc Eggleton would make 2 more in the quarter (4 in the game) to keep the Revolution lead as comfortable as possible. As the quarter ended though the Exmouth side made a really good push and would take advantage of some Revolution miscues.
They carried this into the final quarter and the Revolution would be held scoreless for the first five minutes of the 4th. Matt Scott-Davies, who was a consistent threat all game long, continued his fine play and helped keep Revolution ahead by just 5 points with Taunton’s first make in the fourth, followed closely by an important three from Eggleton which extended the gap. After the Jesters made their run Taunton managed to beat the press towards the end of the game and Scott-Davies & Gladys would be the beneficiaries of some nice fast breaks towards the end. Another great all round performance. Final Score 57-44 to Taunton who extend to a 3-1 record.
Scorers on the night – Matt Scott-Davies – 14, Marc Eggleton – 12, Marcin Gladys – 11, Pete Williams – 6, Greg Siwicki, Ben Thompson & Toby Veale all with 4 points.