This week Omega travelled to Star to play the final game of the first round. Travelling with a bare 7, Omega new it was going be a tough, physical game.
A tough physical game is what Omega got. The first quarter is usually one of the best quarters for Omega however this was not the case. Misplaced passes and silly mistakes saw Omega fall behind 6-8 at the end of the first quarter.
After a strong talking to from our coach and captain, we were told to let the ball do the talking. Omega went back onto the court in the second quarter feeling more confident and determined to fight for the ball. Plenty of turnovers and pressure from Omega’s defence allowed more opportunities for the shooters to put the ball up. Both shooters confidence grew as the game went on. This reflected in the score ending 22-18 to Omega.
Praise was given during the half time team talk for the work and determination to come from behind to go 4 goals up. Omega were told to continue this pressure throughout the third quarter. Great feeds from the centre court and movement in the circle extending our lead even further to 39-27.
The last quarter was critical. With Star making several changes and fresh legs to come onto the court, Omega stuck with the same 7 (due to only 7 travelling). Omega dug deep and were told to keep possession but work it to goal. Excellent pressure from the defence made it difficult for Star to get their shots in. Final score ended 55-40 to Omega.
Thanks to the supporters that travelled with us today. This game concluded the first round of our first season in the regional league. To be undefeated after just being promoted into the league has exceeded all of our expectations. May it continue into the second half of the season.