Hot weather + hot tempers + mental errors = a disappointing overtime loss. This week our team's leading scorer Tony Wong had to sit on the bench because of his ankle injury. Plus with Gilbert Kwong still on vacation and Jason Ching at his internship, this meant that the team was playing with a smaller squad.
The guys came out to an early lead but lots of turnovers allowed the other team to get back in the game. At half-time, SFEFC was behind 15-17. In the 2nd half, both teams came out strong and with 42 seconds left to play, SFEFC was
down 29 to 30. Emmu Zhou made the 2nd of his two three point shots to put the team ahead 32 to 30. But a huge mental error by our team, allowed the opposing team to score an easy bucket to tie the game.
One of our players fouled out towards the end of the game and wasn't able to play in overtime and another player received a technical foul for slamming the ball during overtime. The other team was able to capitalize on this to win the game 34-37.
This was a team we definitely could beat. I think this week, we beat ourselves.
Corey French scored 12 points, got 2 steals, grabbed 3 rebounds and 1 blocked shot. Matthew Kwong followed with 3 buckets and a free throw for a total of 7 points, 3 rebounds and a blocked shot. Harrison Beuerman contributed 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 steal and a blocked shot. Jonathan Ching added a three point shot, a rebound and a steal. Last but not least Emmu Zhou hit TWO three-point shots and grabbed 4 rebounds and 1 steal. Great job Emmu!
This was a tough loss, but praying that this will encourage the guys to work harder - they've definitely got the talent and skill. Looking forward to next week - redemption!