Last Friday Nailsea Basketball travelled to Newport to face Division 2 leaders, and undefeated side, Newport Knights. The game was very close throughout, with neither side really taking a commanding lead. Scoring was lead by Angus Roach with 23, and backed by the sharp outside shooting of game MVP Dan Roach with 22 points. The game finished regulation time tied at 75 - 75 and lead to the first overtime period of the season for the Nailsea team. In the extra 5 minute period, Nailsea managed to secure a 5 point lead and close out the game firmly with an 86 - 81 victory.
This win places Nailsea second in the league behind Newport, securing them a top spot in the play-offs in a few weeks.
Nailsea played their last home game of the regular season this week on Wednesday 12th March at Scotch Horn Leisure Centre. The game saw a close competition for much of the game, but a strong first quarter and consistent closing quarter helped secure a victory for the home side. The final score ended 75 - 67. Game MVP honours went to Gus Roach, with 25 points, marking a big inside game for the big men. Dave Beesley also supported with 14 points.
With only 2 games left to play in the season, the current league standings for Nailsea are as follows:
Nailsea played their penultimate home game of the 2007 / 08 season this week at Scotch Horn against Division 2 rivals, Olympiad. The game ended with a convincing 88 - 67 score line in favour of the Nailsea team. This victory should place Nailsea second in Division 2 behind Newport who are currently undefeated.
The game was lead by game MVP Dan Roach with 16 points, and backed by Nick Ball (14), Jon Moore (14) and Dave Beesley (12).