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31 May, 2021

Ballers as Spoilers

THE first game of basketball last Thursday swayed back and forth with the favoured Red Devils scratching out 18 points to the Ballers 13 at quarter time.


Ryan Mawdsley and Warren Thomson try to muster Brennan Collis in the low block

THE first game of basketball last Thursday swayed back and forth with the favoured Red Devils scratching out 18 points to the Ballers 13 at quarter time. 

By the end of the second quarter, Ballers postured for 37 to the Devils 34, By the third quarter the Ballers were just barely holding on at 57 to 55. 

Ethan Cummings was finding rhythm with his shot (24 points) and making assists to the likes of Dean Gallo, full time score had Ballers emerge 82 to 78. 

Three of the Devils generated honourable personal tallies, Zayd Myrteza 27, Zac Myrteza 24, Ricaydan Wason 17. 

Closing out round 8 of the Mareeba Men’s Basketball Competition, it looked like a six-man squad of Buckets would struggle to run out a full game against the inform team Stingrays.

However, the Bucket brigade brought some fire of their own, amassing 91 points to shadow the Stingray haul of 103. 

Stingray Zemekis Hunter scored 29 points including six triples, ably supported by Ryan Mawdsley, 23 and captain Warren Thomson 20 points including six triples. 

Discerning pundits are also now noticing that Mawdsley and Thomson defend tenaciously for the entirety of each game. 

For the runners up, centre Brennan Collis bagged 43 points and captain Ben Washington chipped in for 27 on a high scoring night. 

The Buckets really need one more player to conjure genuine mischief for the two top teams EIGHTEEN in the competition.  


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