A tough BBL season came to an end for Force this past weekend with defeats coming at Bristol Flyers then at home against Leicester Riders.
In the game against Flyers, Force were held heavily in the opening quarter only getting 9 points in reply to Bristol’s 17, Force never stopped despite Bristol adding 20 to their total in the next quarter and looked much better after the half. Matching the Riders in scoring 21 points in the in the quarter but the 7 men of Force were not enough to stop Bristol adding 3 to their lead in the final quarter and run out 76-59 winners. Brandon Boggs was excellent for Bristol, finishing with 20 points and 6 assists to lead his team to victory. Gazmend Sinani finished the game with a double-double off 15 points and 12 rebounds, as did Mo Williams with 11 points and 12 rebounds while George Brownell finished the game with 16 points including 4 made 3 pointers.
The 6 men of Force put up a good fight against the League’s top side, Leicester Riders who started the game high scoring with 23 points. Force kept up with them with 18 themselves in the first quarter but the visitors took it up a notch before halftime with 29 points in reply to Leeds 17. The visitors shooting got even hotter out of the half with 31 points while Force tried to stay with them, putting up 23 in the quarter. As the game drew to a close Force won the final quarter with 21 points to the visitors 19, and the game and season finished with a 79-102 defeat for Force. It wasn’t a bad performance for the 6 men of Force as 4 of them finished the game in double figures while Vytautas Kamarunas finished with a double-double of 19 points and an impressive 15 assists.
It has been a tough season for Force and the club will look to improve next year, the difficulties faced by Leeds have been highlighted in the last month with the team only being able to run a 6 man rotation for several games. We’d like to thank the continual support from our fans, who stuck with us during the tough season and all the volunteers who helped make this season happen.
We are Force!
Written by: Luke Thomas