An exciting opening week for the University of Westminster Dragons in British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) 🐲🏀🔥
Westminster 3rd fall to Varsity rivals West London 1st 70-26. Westminster Dragons had a positive start going into the game only down by 6 points at the end of the 1st quarter. West London proved their strength and started to pull away, taking a 15-point lead into the half (27-12).
In the second half of the game, the Dragons only managed to score 14 points as West London dominated winning the game 70-26. When discussing the loss, Dragons captains and camp remained positive, itching to get back on the court and bounce back from the loss.
The opening home match-up involved London South Bank University (LSBU) and Westminster University 1st.
LSBU 1st, has a strong reputation for the past decade as one of the most influential sports university in London, notably winning the back-to-back BUCS Premiership division championships and playoffs in 2012-14. LSBU 1st finished 4th in last seasons campaign BUCS Division 1 South – which wasn’t strong enough to prevent demotion.
Westminster 1st started the game with a blistering 32-13 1st Quarter, with knockdown shooting from second-year guard Afrasyab Khalil and recruit Mylo Mitchell. Highlight plays included rookie Kiam Jaudenes adding a clean fast-break flush from an assist off guard Mylo Mitchell.
The 2nd quarter, the Dragons didn’t slow down, with the new Dragons additions Orestas Vasiliauskas, Philip Hambe-Manu, Paras Maan providing energy and scoring from the bench. Westminster went into the half with a commanding lead 67-20.
Guard Mylo Mitchell debuts with an impressive 37 points, 11 assists and 8 rebounds for the Dragons. Captain Afrasyab Khalil supported with 21 points 4 steals and 4 assists. The bench contributed a high 41 points, with new addition Kiam Jaudenes scoring 14 points.
Thank you to all students and fan who came to support! The Dragons Den was on fire.