Soho Wealth SBC GotW report: Edinburgh Uni 70-31 Glasgow Uni

This week’s SBC Game of the Week saw Edinburgh University improve their league record to 2-2 with a 70-31 win over Glasgow University at Pleasance on Sunday afternoon.

Glasgow opened the scoring through Laura Hoya Alonso De Linaje (8 points) after two minutes but from there it was all Edinburgh as they opened up an advantage with a 12-point streak, led by six points from Dori Lansbach.

Glasgow’s Ruth Dolan added one from the free throw line, briefly reducing the deficit to nine, but Paige Onouye (9 points) and Caledonia Pride youngsters Rose Harvey and Eva Morrison all added more baskets for Edinburgh as the home side led by 16 after one. 20-4.

Both sides exchanged baskets early in the second with Morrison and Hoya Alonso De Linaje scoring for their respective sides, before a three-pointer from Edinburgh’s Onouye gave Edinburgh a further confidence boost.

Elise Tweedie entered the game in the latter stages of the second and added six quick points on her way to a game-high 14 – her efforts supplemented by further baskets Laoise Carey (10 points) and Eabha Kerr (8 points) – but Edinburgh’s defence was making the difference in the first half as they conceded just 12 points. 36-12.

Laila Juul-Dam added the first points of the third as a four-point streak from Edinburgh opened up a 28-point advantage. Maria Ayuso (6 points) responded for Glasgow but Georgia McGabe added a three-pointer from the wing seconds later as Edinburgh continued to dominate. An and-one from Juul-Dam was the only other basket from a fairly slow start to the third.

Kerr continued Edinburgh’s streak with a layup before Ayuso shot two from the free throw for Glasgow. Hoya Alonso De Linaje added two more and Glasgow’s Captain, Stella Dobson, converted an and-one to give the visitors their most successful spell of the game. Carey found the basket with a three-pointer which Kerr followed up with another layup as the hosts killed Glasgow’s momentum, adding four more points before the buzzer. 57-21.

Onouye added the first points of the fourth before Dobson replied for the away side. Olga Garcia and Kara McCormick both got on the scoresheet for the visitors and Onouye added two from the free throw but a big block from Garcia was the highlight of the early stages as both teams lacked accuracy in a slow start to the fourth.

McCormick ended the drought with her second basket of the game before Jannike Marshall added another three-pointer for Edinburgh. Tweedie scored the final two baskets for Edinburgh, the latter with just two seconds left on the clock, as the home side recorded their second SBC league victory of the season. 70-31.