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OWUMI: EXPERIENCE IS KEY

Alex Owumi

Alex Owumi put on a show for the Scorchers fans at on Sunday, with six three pointers in a resounding 95-70 victory against the Manchester Giants.

Alex Owumi put on a show for the Scorchers fans at on Sunday, with six three pointers in a resounding 95-70 victory against the Manchester Giants.

The shooting guard was red hot to start the game with 8 points in the opening period, and he didn’t look back as he finished with 20 points, joint with Tony Hicks as the top scorer for the Scorchers.

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He said: “I felt good even though I came into the game with a sore elbow.

“At the end of the day you have a 50% chance whether the ball is going to go in, and I’ll take those odds like I did today.”

It was the 17th time in Owumi’s BBL career that he had hit six trebles in a game, and he emphasised that the experience of himself and Tayo Ogedengbe were important to the Scorchers success this year.

The pair combined for 39 points in the victory on Sunday.

“Experience plays a key factor on this team as we have a lot of young guys so we have to focus on teaching those guys as much as we can.

“We have to win games today, we can’t really be thinking about March and April and the playoffs. We need to make sure we stay in the playoff positions and move up the table.”

Coach Creon added some BBL experience to the side by bringing back Jordan Williams for his third season with the Scorchers.

Williams dominated the second half against Manchester and ended the game with 10 points and nine rebounds, four of which were on the offensive end.

Owumi added; “Jordan’s return has been huge. He’s a great rebounder which he showed with his nine boards today.

“He’s a talented player and a special kid because he can dribble and he’s fast. The most important thing is that he listens to us older guys too, he never stops learning.”

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