As we come to the end of the 2018 season, the competition is into the knock-out stage and this energises some teams to give their all with inspired plays and a take-no-prisoners attitude.
Peel Dream Team came off the blocks with explosive energy and they could do no wrong as Aarhon Dale Baga sunk the first basket for the game. Baga and Jaiden Spreadborough took turns adding to the score before Carl Anthony Navarro, Aiden Cromie and Mason Edmonds made their marks.
Spreadborough showed his skill with five in a row and was backed up by Cromie paving the way for Joshua Collins and Jake Turner to increase Peel’s score.
Farrer Wildcats couldn’t seem to catch a break as Peel made near impossible baskets and materialised out of thin air to intercept the ball. Farrer’s possession was fleeting and attempts at the hoop were rejected until Riley Leonard put first points on 10 minutes into the half. This gave the lads a shot of encouragement and Alfred Milaor sunk a single before Alexander Cooper made a lovely three. Kynan Kershaw weighed in with a two pointer to finish their first half run on 8 points.
Peel had a very vocal cheer squad and the squeals of delight at good plays brought a smile to a few faces in the crowd. The supporters didn’t just save their encouragement for their Dream Team as they clapped and cheered for the Wildcat’s successes as well. This support did impact on the performance as Peel team members were seen to revel in the accolades and boost plays accordingly.
Aarhon Dale Baga scored his team’s first three and accepted the applause graciously before he sunk another three and followed up with a two to finish the scoring with 44 at half time.
Farrer’s waking nightmare continued as Peel continued their dream game with Mason Edmonds starting the point scoring. Jaiden Spreadborough weighed in again along with Patrick Nemenio, Aiden Cromie, Aarhon Dale Baga, Jake Turner, Carl Anthony Navarro and Joshua Collins. This made every team member a scoring player and enabled the amazing final score of 95.
With the odds against them it would not have been a surprise if Farrer Widcats threw in the towel but they stayed in the game until the final siren. Every chance was taken and the slightest lapse by the opposition was capitalised on. Alfred Milaor scored first and Luke Marshall sunk both of his foul shots. Alexander Cooper showed his style again before Milaor swished a two pointer, inspiring Liam Wolfe to finish the scoring with a three that ended their game with 19 points.
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