Match Report
Scotch College 1sts vs  Guildford Grammar School
On: Saturday, 23 Feb 2019
Venue: at Home

Scotch came up against an inform Guildford team who despite their Win/Loss record, they are a very strong and difficult opponent. Guildford started the game on the front foot applying pressure to the undefeated Scotch team. The Scotch team struggled to score and could only put 10 points on the scoreboard as opposed to Guildford’s 17 points. After making a few adjustments, the Scotch team began to get back in the game, with the help of some Lachlan McGrath strong drives at the rack and a collective team effort to play better defense. Guildford had a slender 1 point lead going into the half time break. After a brief chat from the Coaches, Scotch began the third quarter playing with better intensity, with the likes of game high scorer Liam Kiel nailing crucial 3 point bombs. Nathan Thomas also got busy inside the paint as he keep the scoreboard ticking over. Eventually taking back the lead for Scotch and taking a 9 point lead into the third quarter break. The final quarter was all about defence as both teams struggled to score. The Scotch lead seemed to whittle away as it got closer to the final siren. Nathan Thomas hit a big three pointer, followed by a Jayden Yang two and Lachlan McGrath sealed a 2 point victory with his last bucket. A very exciting and team orientated win by the undefeated Scotch team. Liam Kiel top scored with 20 points and 4 rebounds, Nathan Thomas scored 19 points and had 6 blocks, Harry Imison scored 11 points, Jayden Yang scored 10 points and 3 steals and Lachlan McGrath scored 9 points and had 7 rebounds. A great team win for Scotch.