Orl Blaks win se­cures grand fi­nal berth

Broome Advertiser - - Sport - Carly Laden

The stage has been set for an epic clash to bring the Broome Bas­ket­ball As­so­ci­a­tion’s dry sea­son com­pe­ti­tion to a close.

Wet sea­son pre­miers Orl Blaks fought their way into the grand fi­nal with a com­fort­able win over a de­ter­mined Mis­fits in the sec­ond week of fi­nals.

It was a pretty even start to the con­test, with both teams ap­ply­ing great de­fen­sive pres­sure.

How­ever, the Orl Blaks had worked them­selves up to a 10point lead by quar­ter-time.

The Mis­fits seemed de­ter­mined to make a come­back early in the sec­ond quar­ter but the Orl Blaks main­tained their lead.

De­spite some great three­p­oint­ers from Clin­ton Monardo, the Orl Blaks held on and were lead­ing 38-27 at the main break.

Dur­ing the third term, it was a scrappy com­pe­ti­tion as the Mis­fits con­tin­ued find­ing a way to get past the likes of Din Hunter and Sel­lus Cox.

The Orl Blaks con­tin­ued to dom­i­nate as they in­creased the mar­gin to 19 points at the fi­nal break. As the Orl Blaks dis­tanced them­selves fur­ther from their ri­vals, it seemed the Mis­fits strug­gled to match the op­po­si­tion’s level, lead­ing to a 68-44 vic­tory for the Orl Blaks.

The Orl Blaks will find them­selves up against the Hor­nets, who se­cured a com­fort­able 58-32 vic­tory over the Roost­ers.

From the out­set, the Hor­nets showed why they were a top side by se­cur­ing and main­tain­ing a good lead.

De­spite the Roost­ers’ best ef­forts, the Hor­nets were just too strong.

Pic­ture: Carly Laden

De­spite the Mis­fits' ef­forts, Orl Blaks were just too strong.

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