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West Brom Basketball Club end 2018 on a high

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West Brom Basketball Club rounded off their year in style, getting the better of Broadway Casino Aces despite having only six players available for the encounter.

Tim Rudge, head coach of West Brom Basketball Club (Photo: Martin Lansley)

Tim Rudge's side was hit with a number of availability issues for players heading into the game, meaning they registered their smallest squad of the season for the clash.

Missing key players in Mudie Kapfumvuti, Ezekiel Cameron, Tyrone Lewis, Dale Deakin and Shekoni Faure-Lewis, the visitors may have predicted a tight encounter - but the reality proved quite the opposite.

Led by Luke Hatfield's 31 point haul, West Brom cruised by their opponents - themselves short-handed, to end the year on a high.

Rudge was thrilled by the strong showing from the side, hailing his 'magnificent six'.

"The magnificent six that played last night were a fantastic advert for West Brom Basketball Club." he said.

"They played exactly the right way, stayed true to the club's principle game plan and produced a truly excellent performance.

"One man who really stood out for me was Arjun [Chauhan], who played as many minutes as everyone other than our sole point guard. He defended with his normal passion [and] has a very high bar to live up to now.

"The team's defensive performance was as good as we've been all season. [They] made me very proud."

That win keeps West Brom in fourth position with a 6-4 record so far this season. They now wait until January 9, when they make the trip to Smith's Wood looking to avenge their loss against them earlier this season.

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