Rebels Beaten to Tears


From the blow of the whistle for the first quarter, Hitters were off with a fast paced all offensive game, and just as their sponsors logo “Energizer”, they kept on going until the fourth quarter.

The first quarter ended with the Hitters leading 19 to 13.

Hitters entered the second quarter truly bubbling unlike the Cotton Ground Rebels, who seemed a little under duress.   A combination of misses by Cotton Ground and some quick turn- overs from the Hitters, added to the obvious shooting skills of the veteran Trevor  ‘Marty’ Huggins and some of the younger guns, Hitters dominated to end the second quarter 4028. By that time fans were screaming ‘blow out’.

After a strong halftime lecture from the bench, Cotton Ground Rebels looked a lot more energized. They entered the third quarter determined to launch a stout challenge, in what was arguably their best quarter. They only succeeded to narrow the score line to a 10 point deficit before time ran out with the score, 58 to 48, in favour of Hitters.

It’s Last quarter and with no pity, Hitters continued their domination with a superb three pointer from guess who?  Trevor ‘Marty’ Huggins! It seemed like a foregone conclusion, but as the game entered its closing stages, Kirt Herbert of Cotton Ground sank a couple of wonderful ‘threes’ of his own, and suddenly ‘Barman’ looked really agitated.  His team’s 18 point lead had been stifled to a mere 8 point margin. He immediately called for a time out.

Whatever was said at the bench, the Hitters came back with the clear intention not to let this one go.  In the final moments of the game, they appeared to be the team ‘most hungry’ for the victory.  They drew the foul and as the final two points were sunk from the free throw line, Jennerson France slid to the floor and wept openly. Cotton Ground had lost game two.  The final score line: Rams Hitters 82 CG Rebels 71.

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