#3 King George Dragons booked their ticket to the finals with fiery defense over #2 Westsyde Whundas
Updated: Mar 11, 2018
“Seize the opportunity” said coach Porter to his Whundas, who had edged the Dragons Despite in their previous meeting prior to this Championship Semifinal rematch, in which the Dragons were missing some key players. Dragons coach Darko Kulic, told his squad to respect their opponents, play smart, play hard and have fun.
The Dragons led 23-16 at the end of he 1st quarter and went into half time with a 31-28 lead. Despite being down by as much as 5 and leading by as much as 9 points mid 2nd quarter, the Dragons defense withheld the Whundas ‘ small run. Both teams used their 1st half timeouts to make adjustments, which seemed to have benefited the Whundas, led by Spenser Ledoux with 11 points, 8 rebounds and Carsen Day with 8 points at the half.
Throughout the 3rd quarter, we saw the Dragons increase their lead by 13 points, to end the quarter 46-33, their largest lead going into the 4th. The Dragons defense help the Whundas to only 5 points the entire 3rd quarter.
Offensively the Dragons picked apart the Whundas‘ defense, lead by PG Seyoung Choi off ball screens, dribble penetration , and taking it upon himself to knock down a few triples. In the 4th, Whundas cut the once 51-35 gap to 41-51 just before the 6 minutes mark of the quarter, sparking a 6-0 run.
The closest the Whundas got was 44-53, before Nathan Strank one of their scoring options, fouled out. The Dragons defense was solid since the 16-16 tie in the 1st quarter, but what was more impressive was their patience and execution offensively. The Dragons den won’t be quiet this evening, as the booked their ticket to the Championship Final with a 61-50 victory over the Westsyde Whundas.
The Dragons player of the game was Mohab Mundadi who finished with 11pts, 4rbs, 3ast & 5 steals, and was solid defensively. Seyoung Choi also contributed 19pts, 4asts & 3stls. Obradovic and Gugasyan both dropped in 11pts. For the Whundas, Spencer Ledoux finished with 20pts & 17rebs, Jake Taylor and Carsen Day scored 10 and 11 points respectively.
Prior to the start of the game I asked coach Kulic what “L.O.B” stood for, as it was written on their t-shirts, and he said it stood for “Love Our Brothers”, because family means everything.
The Dragons awaits the winner between #1 ranked Brentwood College and #5 ranked Seycove Seyhawks.