~ Submitted by Jocelyn Finn
Bedford Grade 5 travel showed an excellent performance overall this past week, but especially on defense. They showed that defense can win games!
Holding Wayland to 0 points in the fourth quarter showed that Thursday’s practice with a defensive focus paid off.
After the first quarter, Bedford was down 6-4 but by the half, they were up 14-8. The third-quarter put them down again 24-20 and they were feeling somewhat defeated, however after a coach pep talk before the final quarter—with a floor pound “defense” they held Wayland from scoring again and won the game with a 27-24 victory!
Leading scorers were Matthew Jeffers with 12 points and Ben Mezheritzkiy with 11 points. Strong performances were seen by all the players on both defense and rebounding at Sunday’s game.
Keep it up Bedford!!