Boom-Shakalaka was able to pour in the buckets because they played at an extremely high tempo. Despite having only four players available for the matchup, the Bucket Chasers were unable to keep up with them as Boom-Shakalaka controlled the flow of the game. The fastbreaks led to easy points and a 62.1 percent shooting performance.
Brandon Sweeney said that the strategy that Boom-Shakalaka is going to continue to use is, “Push, push, push.”
That has certainly shown through up to this point. This was Sweeney’s first game of the season as he was returning from an injury. He was able to make an impact immediately. He adds another big man to Boom-Shakalaka’s lineup.
Sweeney stated that his goal is to “take some pressure off of Jose [Mercado]” and “pull down some boards so that the team can run.”
There is clearly lots of focus on pushing the ball from the entire Boom-Shakalaka team. And it can be seen in the games as well. It is difficult to score over 100 points without maintaining a fast tempo.
All four members of Boom-Shakalaka contributed on the scoreboard. Jose Mercado led the pack with 34 points, which is actually lower than his average of 38.5 points per game. Marc Belleville and Lucas Martin scored 26 points each. Brandon Sweeney added 10 points as well.
Despite playing for the losing team, Sergio Dalomba showed out with 46 points. Unfortunately, his team did not provide much help on the scoreboard. Playing like that will pay off if he can get some production out of his teammates as well.