Roost­ers make move up peck­ing or­der

Broome Advertiser - - SPORT - Carly Laden

The newly formed Roost­ers have be­gun to make a state­ment early on in the Broome Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion’s dry sea­son com­pe­ti­tion af­ter record­ing a sec­ond straight vic­tory on May 24.

The Roost­ers man­aged a four­point vic­tory over the Mis­fits in round two of com­pe­ti­tion. It was a very even start to the match, with teams match­ing each other point for point, even­tu­ally draw­ing level at quar­ter time.

How­ever, the Roost­ers be­gan to pick up the pace in the sec­ond quar­ter, build­ing up a strong lead go­ing into the main break.

It seemed the Mis­fits’ frus­tra­tion was get­ting to them as they strug­gled to cap­ture the lead from the Roost­ers in the third quar­ter due to care­less er­rors.

But af­ter the three-quar­ter­time break, the Mis­fits bounced back more de­ter­mined than ever as they be­gan to match the Roost­ers’ pace. It looked as though fa­tigue was be­gin­ning to set in for the Roost­ers as they strug­gled to ex­tend their lead as the Mis­fits nar­rowed down the mar­gin.

Ul­ti­mately, it was the Roost­ers that pre­vailed 33-29 de­spite the late surge from the Mis­fits. Else­where, the re­main­ing win­ners from round one also scored their sec­ond straight vic­to­ries in their re­spec­tive matches.

Reign­ing pre­miers Orl Blaks de­feated the Clip­pers 52-37, the Hor­nets smashed the B-Town Ballerz 81-35, and the Red­backs es­caped with a win over the Gantheaume Point­ers 55-51.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

It was an in­tense last quar­ter of the match, with the Mis­fits de­ter­mined to get their first win.

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