After a long week (3 games in the span of 7 days), our youth team got their 2nd win. It was a solid victory over Sunset Disciples, 51-35.
It was nice since they had a pretty tough game on Wednesday against Hope EFC. In that game, they lost 32-61. The Wednesday game started out rough since the guys from Oakland were stuck in Bay Bridge traffic and the four SF guys (Otto, Ethan, Calvin, and Nick) had to start the game.
They actually were able to hold their own for the first 5 minutes. But unfortunately, once the Oakland guys jumped into the game, Hope EFC got into their groove and just led the whole game.
As always, even in defeat, there are always highlights. Jalan Belton continues to be the high scorer putting up 16 points in this game. He had two 3 point shots and 5 baskets. He also had two blocked shots, grabbed 5 rebounds and 2 steals. Ryan Lau had a great game with a season-high 7 points. He hit one 3 point shot, took a steal to the hole for two points and hit another basket. He also grabbed 3 rebounds and another steal.
Otto Gin continues to play well, stealing the ball and driving to the basket for two points and hitting another basket for 4 points. He also grabbed 4 rebounds and had 2 assists. Nick Wong continues to be a great rebounder, with 6 rebounds, 1 steal and one 3 point shot. Calvin Ng put in one basket, had 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.
Defensively, Ethan Hom and Brian Nguyen each had 3 rebounds.
Now back to Saturday's triumph. I'm proud to say that everybody on the team scored! Not surprisingly, Jalan was the high scorer with 16 points again. He had one 3 point shot, one "and 1", 2 put-back baskets and 3 other baskets. He also grabbed 7 more rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assists and 2 block shots.
Otto Gin had great game putting up two 3 point shots, a basket, and a free throw. He also had a team-high 4 steals and 3 rebounds. It was nice to see Nathan Pen back and he contributed 8 points (2 put-back baskets and 2 baskets) and grabbing 9 rebounds, 1 assist, and 1 steal.
Calvin Ng hit two 3 point shots for 6 points and got 1 steal. Nick Wong drove two rebounds to the hole for 4 points as well as grabbing 4 additional rebounds. Ethan Hom hit a 3 point shot and grabbed 3 rebounds. Ryan Lau also hit a 3 point shot as well as 4 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals. Brian Nguyen hit one basket and 4 rebounds and 1 steal.
Great effort guys! I hope we can get at least one more win in our last two games. We get a break next week, so rest up and practice hard!