Crocs down Ra­zor­backs

Townsville Bulletin - - Sport -

‘‘So al­though it was prob­a­bly dis­ap­point­ing to play the way we did, we did win an ugly one and some­times it is im­por­tant to win those ones.’’

While the Crocs led at ev­ery change and headed into the fi­nal term up by one point (72-71), it was West Syd­ney who were play­ing with the higher in­ten­sity and looked more pre­pared to do the dirty work to scrap their way to a vic­tory and it showed in the sta­tis­tics.

The Pigs dished off more as­sists (27-16), won the re­bound count 58-41 and also nar­rowly out-shot the Crocs from the field.

Townsville ap­peared to have the match in their keep­ing when Rillie iced a pair of free throws to put them up by three points with seven sec­onds re­main­ing but a long-range bomb on the buzzer from Ra­zor­backs’ stand­out Rush sent the match into ex­tra time and the full house in Ter­ri­gal into hys­ter­ics.

Rush fin­ished with 18 points and nine re­bounds, while James Har­vey hit 27 points, in­clud­ing two cru­cial triples in the fi­nal quar­ter.

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