Cougars bring out the Magic

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

COCK­BURN played host to the open­ing round of the in­au­gu­ral SBL Wheelchair Bas­ket­ball com­pe­ti­tion on Fri­day night.

A large crowd packed into Wally Ha­gan Sta­dium to see the Cock­burn Cougars take it up to the Man­durah Magic.

Ex-Aussie Roller and five-time Par­a­lympian Brad Ness was one of the cor­ner­stones of the Cougars’ lineup all night as Cock­burn won a tight af­fair.

Cock­burn started slowly, al­low­ing the Magic to go on a six-noth­ing run.

The Cougars took ad­van­tage of Man­durah’s missed op­por­tu­ni­ties to get back into the game and pulled away late to open up a 21-14 lead at the end of the first.

The lead was down to six points by half-time be­fore Cock­burn’s team­work got the best of Man­durah to lead by 10 with one quar­ter to go.

Cougars player An­drew Dew­berry was a threat from deep all night, hitting two from be­yond the arc and mul­ti­ple deep twos, which were vi­tal as the Magic fought back.

Cock­burn blocked the fi­nal shot of the game to see them win the match 66-63.

This sea­son’s Cougar squad fea­tures Ness, Dew­berry, Ryan Morich, Ben Mon­crieff, Ben Sains­bury, Sarah Vinci and Nang Nguyen.

Cock­burn con­trolled the ball well all night.

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