Nail-biter to end reg­u­lar sea­son

Seymour Telegraph - - LOCAL CLASSIES - Af­ter its win over Wal­lan, Seymour Blasters takes on Mary­bor­ough this Satur­day. En­thu­si­asm has taken the Lady Blasters young side a long way this sea­son. (Back) Lau­ren Parkin­son, (mid­dle) Jor­dyn Gru­bisic, Leah Swain, Rosie O’Sul­li­van, Alice O’Sul­li­van, B

In a thrilling end to the home and away sea­son the Seymour Blasters basketball team came from be­hind with less than a minute to go to snatch a 2-point win over the Wal­lan Pan­thers last Satur­day at the Seymour Sports and Aquatic Cen­tre.

Af­ter an early break to lead 19 to 16 at quar­ter time and 36 to 29 at half-time it looked as though the home team had the edge. How­ever, af­ter the main break Wal­lan worked on their game plan to draw level 52 all at the three-quar­ter break.

In the last quar­ter the vis­i­tors con­tin­ued their edge to lead by 5 points with only a cou­ple of min­utes to go.

With 44 sec­onds to go Seymour team cap­tain, Rob­bie Sar­tori drove for a lay up for 2 points and was fouled in the at­tempt, tak­ing him to the penalty strip for a bonus shot. This was suc­cess­ful to bring the scores level.

In their ef­forts to bring the ball into their at­tack­ing zone, a Wal­lan player fouled turning the ball over to the Blasters.

Seymour then used most of the time re­main­ing to make a fi­nal drive where a lay-up at­tempt by Jack Murphy was not suc­cess­ful but big man Chris­tian Brock was there un­der the bas­ket to tip in for the 2-point lead.

With 3.2 sec­onds to go Wal­lan went into at­tack but right on the buzzer a shot from Wal­lan’s Luke Liesegang rimmed out to give the Seymour Blasters a 69 to 67 vic­tory.

Ear­lier Chris­tian Brock came off for a rest quite de­jected hav­ing missed a cou­ple of shots but he still ended with 16 points, sec­ond in the scor­ing be­hind Jor­dan Hock­ley with 21 in­clud­ing three 3-point­ers.

The first of the fi­nals start this Satur­day with Seymour Blasters tak­ing on Mary­bor­ough Blaz­ers at the Seymour Sports and Aquatic Cen­tre.

The Seymour Lady Blasters fin­ished their sea­son with a valiant ef­fort against the Wal­lan team. Al­though they led for quite a bit of the game they couldn’t hold Wal­lan in the fi­nal ses­sion, to go down 66 to 62.

Leah Swain’s 17 points took her to 201 for the sea­son while Alice OSul­li­van, 17, and Rosie OSul­li­van, 12 points, were also in dou­ble fig­ures.

This was a young team and their en­thu­si­asm and ef­forts mean that they could de­velop into a com­pet­i­tive group.

Seymour FM 103.9 will be broad­cast­ing the first fi­nal on Satur­day from 6.30 pm with the game start­ing at 7 pm

— Ted Gray

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