Pre­miers off to fly­ing start

Broome Advertiser - - Front Page - Carly Laden

Bas­ket­ball has re­turned to Broome once again for its dry sea­son com­pe­ti­tion, with reign­ing wet sea­son pre­miers the Orl Blaks get­ting a big win over the Gantheaume Point­ers last Thurs­day.

De­spite hav­ing sev­eral months off be­tween sea­sons, nei­ther team missed a beat al­though it seemed they were very evenly matched.

It was not un­til halfway through the open­ing quar­ter that the Orl Blaks and the Point­ers be­gan putting points on the board.

By quar­ter-time, it looked as though it was go­ing to be an in­tense match-up, with the Point­ers only one point be­hind.

How­ever, as the match pro­gressed, the Orl Blaks con­tin­ued build­ing their lead while the Point­ers strug­gled to keep up due to the slip­pery court and con­tro­ver­sial calls.

By three-quar­ter time, it seemed im­pos­si­ble for the Point­ers to catch up to the Orl Blaks, who had dou­bled their score.

De­spite the mas­sive mar­gin, the Point­ers were de­ter­mined to re­main within con­tention, hun­gry to get their first win of the new sea­son.

Af­ter all the seem­ingly con­tro­ver­sial calls and play­ers slip­ping left, right and cen­tre, it was the Orl Blaks that pre­vailed, tak­ing the vic­tory, 48-30.

Else­where, new teams, the Roost­ers and Red­backs, made an im­pact by de­feat­ing the B-Town Ballerz and the Clip­pers re­spec­tively while the re­turn­ing Hor­nets had clearly not missed a beat af­ter de­feat­ing the Mis­fits, 6336.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

Gantheaume Pointer Myles Pene­gar looks to score a bas­ket.

Orl Blak Eli­jah Howard looks to make a pass.

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