TyneMet get the better of Gateshead

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TYNEMET once again proved to be the premier basketball college in the north east with a solid victory over local rivals Gateshead in the British Colleges North East League.

The game started at a frantic pace with both sets of players competing hard for their respective colleges.

TyneMet Titans scored through Andrew Green, Spencer Hind and Jonny Guy as they held a narrow 15-13 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Despite tight defence from Gateshead, TyneMet still found their way through in the second quarter to extend their lead by five points to 41-36 at half time.

Jordan Eley’s sharp-shooting was a reoccurring theme throughout the period saw Gateshead struggle to contain him. However, if there was a rare Eley miss, Ed Donne was usually on hand to finish the play as they extended their lead to 66-53.

Harry Wright opened the final quarter scoring with a three pointer which gave the Titans some more momentum to build upon in their clinical performance.

All 12 players had meaningful court time in another great TyneMet victory.

Coach Marc Steutel said: “Regardless of the result, I am really happy with the performance.

“Many of the players demonstrated some of the individual technical skills we have been working on in practice which was great.

“This stage of the season really highlights the development work which has been done throughout the first part of the season.

“It was nice that all players played an important part, however I think Jordan Eley, Spencer Hind, Jonny Guy and Ed Donne really deserve some extra praise today. They were excellent in all aspects.”