Trackers weather the storm against Thunder

first_imgIt didn’t take very much time for the Trackers to get the offensive ball rolling, as Ricky Bateman scored the team’s first goal of the regular season only 3:44 into the opening frame.Just under 4 minutes later, Kody McManus doubled the Trackers’ lead, scoring on the power-play for a 2-0 lead.The second period opened with the Trackers leading 2-1, and unfolded much like the first.- Advertisement -The Trackers outscored the Thunder 2-1, thanks to back-to-back goals off the stick of Brandon Howard, which was his second scored with the man-advantage.The B.C. & Yukon Trackers owned the third period, which began with the Trackers leading 4-2 and ended with the scoreboard reading 6-2 in favour of the visiting team.The two goals in the third came courtesy of McManus, who with his third goal, opened his season by scoring a hat-trick.Advertisement The NE B.C. & Yukon Tracker Flyers will have some time to enjoy their season opening victory, as they next play Friday, October 12 in Strathcona against the Warriors.The team will make its home debut Saturday, October 20 in Dawson Creek, then in Fort St. John the following day, for back-to-back games against the very same Slake Lake Thunder. With his three goal performance, McManus has jumped to an early lead in the league’s goal scoring race.To go along with a six goal performance, the Trackers also showed they could play tight defensively, allowing only 12 shots on net throughout the entire game.Even more impressive was their penalty kill, which was put to the test a total of nine times Sunday and allowed only one goal.With a ten save performance in net, Trackers goaltender Michael Chute earned his first victory of the season.Advertisementlast_img read more

Warriors lose again as JKL takes care of KIU in NBL

first_img Tags: FUBA NBLJKL DolphinsKIU TitansNdejje AnglesPemba Warriors This is Warriors (in White) fifth defeat in thier last seven games (Photo by FUBA Media)FUBA National Basketball LeagueYMCA Courts, WandegeyaFriday, 24-08-2018-Pemba Wariiors 66-70 Ndejje Angels-JKL Dolphins 83-71 KIU TitansLUGOGO – Pemba Warriors succumbed to a fifth league loss in their last seven outings when they went down 66-70 to Ndejje Angels at the YMCA Court on Friday Evening.Despite a bright start that saw Warriors lead 15-12 after the first quarter and 39-31 at halftime, Ndejje rallied back to win the last two quarters en route to an 11th victory of the current campaign.Gauthier Baderha and Salim Kisily top scored on the night with 15 points apiece while Innocent Ochera added 14 in the win for the University side.Despite the loss, Mark Opiyo (14), Mike Otieno (12) and Syrus Kiviiri (11) managed to reach double figures in terms of points for Warriors.The loss sees Warriors drop to sixth on the log with two games to play while Ndejje on the other end, climbs to fifth with 11 victories from 21 games.Ndejje who have now won three games on a trot, will play City Oilers in the last regular season game.In the other game, JKL Dolphins produced a breath-taking second half performance to defeat title hopefuls KIU Titans 83-71.The Dolphins had to dig deep after trailing 13 -23 in the first quarter and 34-43 at the break.It was in the third that they started believing, winning it 23-18 with Ivan Lumanyika grabbing 8 points of his own in the 10 minutes.It was then a master class in the fourth as they restricted KIU to only 10 points whilst scoring 26 at the other end to win the encounter 83-71.Ivan Lumanyika registered a double double against his former employers with 21 points and 13 rebounds on the night. Libe Makala scored a game high 22 points as Daniel Orenga added 12 points in the impressive display.Denis Balungu top-scored for KIU with 19 points, Michael Bwanga and Samuel Agutu added 14 and 13 points respectively.The loss, means that KIU Titans will drop to third if City Oilers win their game against Ndejje on Saturday while victory elevates JKL to fourth on the log with one game to play.Comments last_img read more