- National Teams
Game 1 – Northern Ireland vs Wales
Northern Ireland’s Darryl Shazier put on what has to be the best individual scoring performance in the history of the BUCS Home Nations Tournament to lead Northern Ireland to a 106-73 victory over Wales.
Shazier, an American studying at University of Ulster, had 39 points in the first half (!) and finished the game with 62 despite being subbed out with more than 2 minutes left to play in the game.
Wales didn’t stand a chance as Shazier dominated from the opening tip, having 17 in the first quarter largely on drives and mid range jumpers to propel Northern Ireland to their only win of the tournament.
Leading scorers coming soon.
Game 2 – England vs Scotland
In a match-up of the two undefeated teams of the tournament, England came out on top 78-46 to defend their BUCS Home Nations title and once again go 3-0 over the course of the tournament.
Scotland managed to keep within striking distance for longer than many expected, but a huge England run in the closing minutes of the first half ballooned the lead to 21 and they would cruise the rest of the way.
Scotland’s Mark Reynolds was named MVP. England were led by Kevin Wollbrinck’s 14, whilst Jamell Anderson had 11 and Jordan Seeley added 10.