Moore leads Six­ers to cru­cial win in Syd­ney

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A SHOOT­ING mas­ter­class from Ra­mone Moore has led the Ade­laide 36ers to a tough 105-96 win against Syd­ney Kings last night.

Moore scored a team-high 22 points on 90 per cent shoot­ing and was one of seven 36ers in dou­ble-fig­ure points.

Syd­ney held a 14-10 ad­van­tage be­fore Moore scored seven quick points to spark the Six­ers to a 26-22 quar­ter-time lead.

A 27-18 blast in the third quar­ter set up the much-needed suc­cess af­ter Ade­laide failed 99-97 on open­ing night against Mel­bourne United at home.

Ade­laide built its win with strong work on the glass, out­re­bound­ing the Kings 26 to 12 in the sec­ond half.

Clutch free-throw shoot­ing from Daniel John­son and Mitch Creek saw Ade­laide hold off a late Kings rally led by for­mer 36er point guard Ja­son Cadee.

Cadee, 16 points, caught fire from be­yond the three-point line, but it wasn’t enough.

But it was Moore who sparked Ade­laide com­ing off the bench, a role in which he looks dan­ger­ous for coach Joey Wright mov­ing for­ward.

John­son added 16 points, 10 from the free throw line, to go with eight re­bounds and three blocks, while Creek had a pow­er­ful 15-point, seven-re­bound per­for­mance.

Nathan Sobey, who started his sea­son on fire against United on Thurs­day night, was held to just 11 points, but still came up with some spec­tac­u­lar plays around the bas­ket.

36ers im­port guard Shan­non Shorter looked more at home in an Ade­laide sin­glet with 14 points and eight as­sists.

Syd­ney was led by a game­high 24 points from Brad New­ley, while Kevin Lisch added 16 points to go with five as­sists.

Kings im­port pair Perry El­lis and Travis Les­lie had their mo­ments early as Syd­ney built a four-point half-time lead, but were quiet af­ter the main break.

Ade­laide now trav­els to Cairns to take on the Taipans next Thurs­day night.

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