Match Report – Game One v Weymouth

The Taunton Revolution Basketball Team began their campaign in the Exeter Division 2 this season with a home game against a young Weymouth side. As the game began Weymouth secured the tip, and then following their miss the Revolution wasted no time with Captain Marc Eggleton connecting on a pair of three pointers to get Taunton off to a great start. The energetic Weymouth side kept the game close at the start by working hard on the boards and getting second chances. For Taunton, Ben Williams would also start strong helping Taunton open up a 21-16 lead after one. In the second quarter, Taunton would slow down the Weymouth team with their defence and force them into tough shots. forwards Alex Reid and Toby Veale would contribute well, and Marcus Worth would also come off the bench and give Taunton a good presence inside. By the half Taunton had extended their lead to 39-25.

In the second half Taunton worked on getting all players involved. With 9 players now on the score sheet the ball being shared well however the youthful Weymouth team would make a bit of a comeback capitalising on any Taunton mistakes. A few careless turnovers would help Weymouth get closer but into the fourth quarter Taunton would get back on track. Ben Williams continued to be consistent and everyone contributed well for the Revolution. The Weymouth team would be held to just 7 in the fourth and Taunton would end up taking the game 62-41. Top scorers on the day would be Ben Williams with 13 points, Marc Eggleton with 12 points and both Matt Acott and Alex Reid with 9 points.


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