Bulldogs Basketball


December record: 2-1

Bulldogs tiping off against TVC. Image credits: Lara Sheridan

The Barnet Bulldogs concluded 2023 with a commendable performance, securing two wins out of three encounters. The month featured a dominant victory over Surrey Rams, a tough battle against Thames Valley Cavaliers, and the unfortunate forfeiture of the Winchester Royals fixture.

In a clash against Surrey Rams at ACS Egham, the Bulldogs faced adversity with a short-handed squad, missing five key players. However, the team showcased resilience, with U18 talents Micah Dressekie-Sheridan and Jem Sefton-Florin stepping up admirably. Dressekie-Sheridan’s standout performance, contributing 14 points, highlighted the depth and potential within the Bulldogs’ ranks.

The National Cup journey concluded in the round of 16, as the Bulldogs faced NBL1 side Thames Valley Cavaliers. Despite a valiant effort in a closely contested match, the Bulldogs bowed out with the Cavaliers securing victory. The cup run, marked by triumphs against two NBL2 opponents, stands as a significant achievement for the club.

Looking ahead to 2024, Coach Chuck expressed satisfaction with the team’s overall performance in the first half of the season. The blend of experienced veterans and promising youth has proven effective in both league and cup competitions. Despite the Cup disappointment, the focus now shifts to the league, with a pivotal match against Surrey Scorchers II on the horizon. Coach Chuck emphasised the team’s determination to avenge their only league defeat and consolidate their position at the top.

As the year comes to a close, the Bulldogs extend warm wishes to all supporters for a happy new year. The team eagerly anticipates reuniting with fans in 2024, ready for new challenges and successes on the court.