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Bruins Away From Home  Instalment No. 4  - see what some of our Bruins players are up to !

 

We are back. Instalment Number 4 is in so let’s check out what our Bruins have been up to. We start off our period with games beginning on 11th November and finish up with games ending on 30th November.  Remember if you have a question for one of our Bruins, please send it through to [email protected]

Be sure to follow along and be on the look out for “Bruins Away from Home 5” to track all of our December action!! 

Pro’s

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Jason Cadee   ~  Sydney Kings - NBL

The Kings continued their rough patch to start our period with a tough loss to Melbourne United in Melbourne. Jason was again a solid contributor posting 17 points, 5 assists and 2 steals in 34 minutes of action. Despite the hole the Kings were in, help was on the way in the form of imports Jeremy Tyler and former league NBL MVP Jerome Randle. 

With new players on deck, the Kings headed back down to Wollongong for their first match-up as a new group. The Kings jumped out on fire in the first half, but lost their way in the 4th quarter allowing Wollongong back in to the contest. It would eventually go to Overtime with the Hawks pulling it out 97-93. Jason was again a strong contributor in a losing side playing 30 minutes for 16 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists.

There was no rest for the team as they turned around to face the 36ers in Adelaide 2 nights later. The Kings struggled to match it with Adelaide who ran away with a 108-93 win. Jason was again productive with 11 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds in 28 minutes of play.

The NBL would then take a week break as the Australian Boomers (our National Men’s Side) travelled to Taiwan beginning the Qualification stages for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in China. They would face Chinese Taipei first with the Aussies proving too strong. The Boomers would go on to win 104-66 with Cadee finishing with 16 points, 3 assists and 1 steal in his 19 minutes on floor.

There would be no rest for Cadee and the National Team, who jumped on a flight headed for Adelaide. It is here they would face a tough Japanese outfit in their second match of qualifying. The Boomers, despite the heavy travel, would hold on in the 4th quarter despite a stern fight from the Japanese, winning 82-58. Jason again played a pivotal role as distributor finishing with 5 points and a whopping 8 assists to go along with 2 steals. We will aim to keep you up to date with the Boomers and the qualifying process.

For Jason, there was no rest, turning around 3 nights later back in Sydney for a match-up between the Kings and the visiting Cairns Taipans. The Kings would get the victory at home in this won, going on to win 81-72. Jason again played a pivotal role registering 16 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists and 1 steal in his 31 minutes. The Kings however would remain on the bottom of the ladder despite the win.

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Mirko Djeric   ~   KK Vrsac Swisslion  Serbia KLS

Mirko is back! After missing a couple of games with an ankle injury, Mirko returned to help inspire Swisslion to a victory over Radnicki 88-79. Mirko chimed in with 15 points, 3 assists and 2 steals in his 31 minutes of action.

Next up for KK Vrsac was an important game against KK Dynamic on 18th November. Unfortunately, they would go down in this one 89-70. Mirko continued his solid return from injury with a solid 14 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 29 minutes. After this loss, Mirko and his side sat 2nd on the ladder with a record of 5 - 1.  

Unfortunately for Vrsac, their tough patch continued with a loss to KK Metalac Valjevo 94-90. Mirko is tracking in the right direction continuing his form posting 19 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in 32 minutes.

Three nights later, the side would bounce back however, beating KK Spartak Subotica 90-79. Mirko would check in off the bench for 17 minutes including 12 points and 4 rebounds. 

 

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Josan Nimes     ~  Kia Picanto  Philippine Basketball Association

The PBA is currently in its finals stages of the 2017 season. Unfortunately for Nimes, his Kia Picanto team was knocked out and their 2017 campaign is over. We will bring you updates as the new season rolls around.

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Nathaniel Musters    ~      Aris Leeuwarden   Dutch Basketball League

Nathaniel’s Aris Leeuwarden side bounced back with a nice defeat of Amsterdam 79-73. Musters found himself back in the rotation featuring on floor for 17 minutes and tallying 5 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists.

Unfortunately for Musters and his side, they were unable to continue the run, going down badly against Donar Gronigen, 84-58. Nathaniel featured for 4 minutes in the tough loss.

Musters would again face Donar Gronigen in a return leg, but the result was far worse with his side going down 112-65. Musters was able to contribute 2 points and a rebound in 10 minutes of action. 

 

NCAA College

What a start to the College Basketball season!!!  Action everywhere, with our Bruins featuring heavily. With 2-3 games a week for each of our guys, we will aim to keep you up to date and help you follow along with their already impressive seasons so far. 

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Lachlan Anderson  ~  Eastern Kentucky  NCAA DI

Lach and the Colonels faced 2 tough road contests. First, they headed to Texas to take on the Rice Owls with James Harden in attendance. Eastern were able to come away with the victory in a tight one, 73-72.

EKU then headed to Mississippi to take on Ole Miss. Unfortunately, the Colonels couldn’t come away with the second leg of the tough road trip, going down to the SEC foe 85-75. Unfortunately for Lach, he did not see action on the road trip but will hopefully be back on floor soon.

EKU headed home, and wasn’t it needed. The team showed what they are capable of with an impressive victory over Kentucky State at home. Final score 97-66. Lach returned to action effectively with registering 2 points and 2 rebounds.

The Colonels would then head to Las Vegas for the MGM Resorts Main Event Tournament held annually during the Thanksgiving Holidays. EKU would face Prairie View A&M first up. The Colonels just couldn’t get it going and fell 80-70.

Next up they would face Eastern Washington University and again it wasn’t good news for EKU, going down 83-62. Lach checked back in registering 3 points and 1 rebound.

EKU would return home, and it proved to be just what they needed. The would prove too strong in their match-up with Asbury, going on to win 99-71. Despite only playing 5 minutes, Lachy would produce huge numbers in his time on floor, grabbing 5 rebounds to go along with 6 points.

Next up for EKU was an in-state rivalry contest with Western Kentucky. And this time, Eastern would have to travel to the hostile environment of the HillToppers. It was not a friendly result for EKU, going down 83-51. Unfortunately for Lach, he did not see action in this match.

During the period Lach was also able to upload his newest Vlog detailing their trip to Rice and Ole Miss as mentioned above. Check out the link below.

Episode 6 –  Season Openers:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_tJb6pg47c

 

 

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Grant Anticevich  ~   University of California Berkeley – NCAA DI

After a nice first up victory, Cal were brought back down to earth by UC Riverside. Riverside battled and came away with a 74-66 win. Grant featured for 6 minutes in the match registering 2 rebounds and a steal.

The Golden Bears got themselves back on track 2 days later against Cal Poly in a tight one, 85-82. Grant saw 3 minutes of action registering 2 points.

In a busy period for Cal, the Golden Bears would pull away from Wofford recording a 79-63 victory. Grant continued to impress in his 13 minutes with 4 points and 1 rebound.

Cal would then head to Hawaii for the famous Maui Invitational Tournament and would face the #6 ranked team in the Nation in Wichita State. The Shockers showed why they are ranked so high going to win 92-82. Grant’s minutes have continued to increase as he played 24 minutes and recorded 4 points, 3 rebounds and 1 assist in this contest.

There was no rest for Cal as the next day they faced VCU and their “HAVOC” defence. Unfortunately for Grant and Cal, they couldn’t get it going. Despite Grant filling up the state sheet with 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and a block, Cal would go down 83-69.

Cal would finish their trip in Hawaii with a match-up against the local Division II school Chaminade. The day couldn’t have gone worse for Cal going down 96-72. Grant again saw his role increase in the loss playing 26 minutes for 7 points, 3 rebounds and a block.

The final game of the period saw Cal up against CSU Northbridge. Cal were able to pull away late with Grant grabbing 4 rebounds and 2 points in 8 minutes.

 

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Aaron Borich  ~   Southern Oregon University – NAIA DII

SOU started off the period with a battle against the #16 ranked team in the Nation Oregon Tech. The Raiders showed they are a force to be reckoned with this season winning a thrilling contest 109-106. Aaron filled it up posting 8 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds.

Funnily enough the side would head next to the Oregon Tech Classic. First up they would face William Jessup and posted a solid 79-70 victory. Aaron continues his solid form with 28 minutes of play and 9 points, 6 assists, 3 steals and 2 rebounds.

They would back this effort up with another impressive victory a day later against Montana State-Northern 89-83. Aaron reach double figures with 10 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist in the match.

Southern Oregon would next get a match-up at home against California Maritime. The Raiders continues their strong form in close games winning 75-73. Aaron would play 14 minutes off the bench contributing 2 points, 3 assists and 1 steal.

Next up for Aaron was a trip to the Bud Presley Classic Tournament. It proved to be an unhappy event for SOU losing both match-ups. They first faced Menlo and would go down fighting 90-87. Borich was able to add 15 minutes including 7 points, 2 assists and 1 rebound. The next day got even tougher with #25 Westmont in good form. The Raiders again found themselves in a close contest, but were unable to prevail late, going down 76-74. Aaron had a stellar game producing 12 points and 6 rebounds in 24 minutes. 

 

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Cameron Rutherford   ~   Whitworth University NCAA DIII

Cam and the Pirates began their season with a tough trip to DI Montana. The Griz were pushed by Cam and the Pirates but came away with a 70 to 60 victory. Unfortunately for Cam he did not see action and we are hoping to see him on floor in the upcoming matches.

The Pirates would get themselves back on track with a big victory over La Verne 95-73. Cam would post 1 point and 1 rebound to get himself on the board for the 2017/18 season.

Cam would see limited action in the next 2 matches with Whitworth beating Gallaudet 92-56 and Waynesburg 83-58 in successive matches. Against Waynesburg, Cam would check in and grab 2 rebounds.

Cam and Whitworth then headed to beautiful Hawaii (how do all these guys get these trips????) for a Thanksgiving Tournament. The team would play 2 good games and came away with victories in both. First up they got over the line against North Central 75-72. The Pirates followed this up the next day against Arcadia winning 75-66. Unfortunately for Cam he did not see any time in Hawaii but we hope this begins to change when the side get back to the mainland.

 

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Jason Edwards   ~  Anderson University NCAA DII

Jase and his Anderson Trojans features first up in a double header weekend against Southern Wesleyan and Lander. First up was SWU who were no match for the Trojans. Final score was 92-75. Anderson followed this up the next day with a tough loss against Lander 80-71. Unfortunately for Jase he did not see any game time through the first weekend but this is not uncommon for Freshman.

Unfortunately for Anderson, another loss would be posted, this time against Erskine 48-45. In a low scoring contest, Jase did not feature with talk he may be Redshirting this season.

Anderson would again continue to struggle with another loss against Conference Carolinas opponent Limestone, 80-71.

The Trojans returned home for a contest against USC Aiken, but despite an improve, the home advantage was not enough to get them over the line, going down 88-85.   

 

 

 

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Dru Toleafoa          Santa Clara University - NCAA DI

Next up for Dru and the Broncos was Cal St Fullarton. In yet another tight contest for our Bruins, Dru was on the wrong side of the ledger going down 73-69. Dru was able to grab 4 rebounds to go along with 2 points and 3 assists in her 19 minutes on floor.

The Broncos would bounce back posting a victory over UC Santa Barbara 68-63. Dru was the star posting 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists and a steal in her 33 minutes of action.

Next up for the Broncos was the famous USC. They proved too strong with Santa Clara going down 64-43. Dru could not repeat her strong performance but chipped in with 5 points and 2 assists in the loss.

Dru would have the weekend to re-group and the Broncos travelled to Northwestern for a tough contest. In a tight game, Northwestern would pull away late winning 57-47. Dru was able to help out in the low scoring game posting 2 points and 4 rebounds.

After a tough couple of matches, Dru and the Broncos would bounce back beating the University of Illinois at Chicargo 45-36. Dru was again a standout starter posting 10 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals in her 27 minutes. 

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