Game 2 for the Bermuda Basketball Association's Senior Men's National team in the Dominican Republic saw them take on Badefu
This game was a test to see if Bermuda could quickly recover from a game that everyone thought they should've won.
One of the goals of the BBA Development tour is to reclaim Bermuda as a defensive team.
Bermuda got off to a much better start than the previous game with a 21-16 first-quarter lead. Plus the fact that they were able to take 3 offensive charges in the first quarter. (6 total) Unfortunately, they allowed Badefu to get back in the game and finished the half down 39 - 35.
Badedu continued to attack the basket in the 3rd quarter primarily their two top-scoring leaders. While they didn't score many baskets, they were able to create foul trouble which put them on the free throw line.
Veteran floor leadership from Sullivan Phillips allowed the Bermuda team to overcome the adversity of foul trouble early in the fourth quarter.
His poise and decision-making allowed Bermuda to maintain the lead late in the game when Bafedu made a late push. And with contributions in the quarter from Jason Lowe and Mykal Glasgow score 8 points each, as well as getting 6 points from Adam McDonald saw Bermuda able to squeak out a 79 - 75 win.
Coach Mackenzie was pleased with the number of players who rose to the occasion, especially in the waning minutes of the game. Special mention to Jorel Smith for 2 clutch free throws with seconds left on the clock to extend the lead to 4 points.
Glasgow led Bermuda with 17 points, and 6 rebounds, while McDonald scored 16 points, and Smith scored 15 points, which included three 3-pointers.