Essex Rebels Game Report Graphic D1 Men
Essex Rebels Game Report Graphic D1 Men

Essex Rebels Secure Dominant Win Over Bradford Dragons

February 13, 2024

The Essex Rebels delivered a commanding performance in their NBL 1 matchup against the Bradford Dragons, treating the home crowd to a spectacular display of basketball prowess.

From the opening tip-off, the Rebels came out firing on all cylinders, setting the tone for the game. With good offensive execution, including a mix of outside shooting and aggressive drives to the basket, Essex quickly established a lead, leaving the Bradford defence scrambling to keep up. The pace of play set by the Rebels caught the Dragons off guard, allowing Essex to continue building an early lead and assert their authority.

Even as Bradford attempted to mount a comeback in the second quarter, the Rebels remained composed. With precise ball movement and sharpshooting accuracy, Essex stretched their lead even further, leaving the Dragons struggling to find an answer.

After the halftime break, Bradford found some rhythm offensively and made a determined push to get back into the game. However, the Rebels responded with poise and resilience, keeping the Dragons at bay and thwarting their attempts to mount a comeback. Essex maintained their focus and composure, ensuring that Bradford’s momentum was short-lived.

As the game entered the final stretch, Bradford made a late surge, narrowing the gap and threatening to make things interesting. However, the Rebels remained composed under pressure.

Led by standout performances from Luke Busumbru, who contributed 24 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists, and Victor Olarerin with 19 points, the Rebels showcased their depth and teamwork on both ends of the court, securing a convincing win over the Dragons in front of their home crowd.

The next home game of the Essex Rebels D1 Men is on Saturday, 24 February, at 6.30pm as they will face Reading Rockets. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

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