The Brothers beat undefeated Poolwerx Hawks
The Brothers basketball club have defeated the Poolwerx Hawks in a thrilling game 46-39. The Hawks that went undefeated 17-0 in the regular season last year were the heavy favourites but new recruits for the Brothers Thomas Tamine and William Chami were confident that the Brothers could upset the Hawks and snap their unbeaten start to the season.
The Brothers led 22-19 at halftime. The Hawks pulled within 40-35 but William Chami took over and knocked down some clutch shots to put the icing on the cake to defeat the Hawks for the first time this season.
William Chami led all scorers with 20 points and 7 assists. William spoke after the game “I thought we did a great job tonight, I knew we had a great chance of beating this team. We defended really well and stuck together to pull out a gritty win”.
““I am proud of the entire team, we defended well, attacked well and made it extremely difficult for the Hawks to gain any sort of momentum”.
Captain Anware Saidi
Thomas Tamine who signed a lucrative 4 year deal with the Brothers scored 14 points and dished out 5 assists. “This win meant a lot, I felt that this game gave us an incredible amount of confidence for the rest of the season beating the best team in the competition.
Brothers Bad Boy Alex Obeid was instrumental with a career high 18 boards and 12 points posting a double-double. Alex declined to comment but said “despite the great win, we need better referees”.
“This win meant a lot, I felt that this game gave us an incredible amount of confidence”
Centre Nathan Tsolous posted 25 rebounds 3 blocks and 7 points and was a defensive force for the Brothers team.
PG Louie Mitri scored 8 points and dished out 10 assists, running the uptempo offence and causing all sorts of trouble for the Hawks.
Captain Anware Saidi who celebrated the birth of his daughter last month was delighted with the win. “I am proud of the entire team, we defended well, attacked well and made it extremely difficult for the Hawks to gain any sort of momentum”.
Anware, Justin and Jason provided great support with rebounding, scoring and defence which assisted in the win to hold onto second place.
The Brothers will take on the hustlers next week.