The Border Watch : May 28th 2014
42 SPORT THE $16,690 DRIVE FROM AWAY stylish NEW SWIFT AUTO GL Pioneers’ mixed bag in Tasmanian double REVOR A JACKSON T THE $16,690 DRIVE FROM AWAY stylish NEW SWIFT AUTO GL Pioneers’ mixed bag in Tasmanian double REVOR A JACKSON neither neither side able to make a decisive break, with the home side taking a four-point advantage to the final stanza. email@example.com Rural Pioneers has dropped one game on a tough weekend road trip in Round 9 of the 2014 South East Australian Basketball League. The Pioneers fell to North West Tasmania Thunder Friday night before accounting for Hobart Chargers Saturday night. The Pioneers still sit top of the South Conference ladder, with a two-game buffer to NW Tasmania and an 11-2 win loss record, compared to Thunder’s 9-3. Mount Gambier began the game well Friday night, taking an early lead against the Thunder off two point baskets from Tom Daly and Damian Johnson. But from there the hosts pulled the deficit back and clawed their way to a five-point lead at the first break. The Thunder extended its lead further in the second term, opening a 10-point buffer before Ben Allen and Jan Warbout combined to halve the deficit. The game soon became an arm wrestle, with a two-point basket from Daly seeing the scores tied mid-way through the quarter. The home side again took the lead but an Allen basket just before the buzzer again saw the scores tied at the long break. A see-sawing third quarter saw From there the Thunder stepped up the pace and opened an 11-point lead mid-way through the quarter. Despite a big effort the Pioneers could only close the gap to seven, with the final score going the way of the Thunder 98-89. Daly was best for the Pioneers with 21 points, Allen managed 19 and Johnson finished with 15. Brad Hill chipped in with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Saturday night the Pioneers held off a determined Deba George, who topped the score charts with 35 points for Hobart, to take a strong 19-point win over the Chargers. Some big contributions from the Pioneers saw Brad Hill (27 points), Johnson (23, 11 rebounds), Daly (21) and Allen (20) all combine for the comfortable victory. But the visitors were made to work hard early after opening a nine-point lead mid-way through the first term. The home side not only closed the gap, but managed a threepoint buffer late in the term, before the Pioneers regrouped to hold a slender one-point lead at the first break. From there the Pioneers began to assert its authority on the game, taking a 16-point lead late in the term before the home side closed the gap to seven at the long break. But Mount Gambier was not about to let two games slip in one weekend and pushed hard to take a strong 20-point lead at the final break before holding sway in the final term to record the 100-81 win. Coach Richard Hill said while it was disappointing to lose to NW Tasmania, it was no disgrace. “NW Tasmania are a good team,” he said. “We started a bit lethargic and didn’t feel we were at our best, but it was all credit to them. “We shot the ball okay but a few little defensive errors and turnovers made the difference. “While we are disappointed to lose we are realistic enough to know a team like NW Tassy on their home court - you have to be at your best to get a win.” Hill said it wasn’t a surprise to see George shoot 35 for Hobart on Saturday night and considered the Pioneers’ players defended him reasonably well. But he said he would take his four players with 20-plus points any day over one player hitting big numbers. “We played pretty well Saturday night,” Hill said. “I thought they were up for the game and the 19-point margin was a reflection of our good play, not their poor play. “We came out after half time really strong, were really good in the first few minutes and were able to maintain that for the rest of the game.” VISIT US ONLINE borderwatch.com.au MAC SUZUKI 44 Mount Gambier Road, Millicent Phone 8733 1461 LMVD 45868 CONSISTENT: Ben Allen provided yet another consistent performance for the Castec Rural Pioneers despite a loss to NW Tasmania on the weekend. Junior squads laden with talent for football carnival MORRIS ROD firstname.lastname@example.org JUNIOR age squads have been announced by the Western Border Football League for next month’s round robins carnivals against the neighbouring Mid South East and Kowree Naracoorte Tatiara league. The Western Border Under 17.5 will play in conjunction with the seniors at the inaugural South East Zone Carnival which will be played at North Gambier’s Vansittart Park on June 7, while both the Under 15 and Under 14 will feature in a four way carnival – including the Glenelg Football Club – the following day. East Gambier’s McDonald Park will host the Under 15 carnival and West Gambier’s Malseed Park will host the Under 14s. Dual North Gambier premiership player and 2012 Brian Hennessy Medallist, Richard O’Grady has been appointed coach of the WBFL Under 17.5 side, East Gambier’s Malcolm Lockwood is in charge of the Under 15s and South’s Steve Reid will coach the youngest division. Match times altered STRONG EFFORT: Another strong effort from the Pioneers’ Tom Daly saw him score two bags of 21 points against NW Tasmania and Hobart on the weekend. 42 - The Border Watch, Wednesday, May 28, 2014 AS of Round 8 (June 14) in the Western Border Football League, match times will be be brought forward by 15 minutes. Kick-starting each match day will be the Under 13s at 8.45am while senior games will be amended to 2.30pm (SA time). Western Border Football League – representative squads 2014 Under 17.5 Casterton/Sandford: Todd Clode, Oscar Richardson, Brad Gill, Isaac Forbes, Corey Jarrad, Kobe Zippel, Jackson Gibbs. East Gambier: Mitchell Gray, Nick Walters, Bodhi Pannenburg, Blair Humphries, Conor Lloyd-Fox, Todd Lockwood, Brady Biggs, Riley Janeway. Millicent: Mason Redman, Jayden Reilly, Mitchell Gordon, Blake Kenny, Callan Hobbs, Jonah Grimes. North Gambier: Matt McInerney, Brad Close, Jordy Mansell, Troy Hatt, Steve Sochacki, Matt Walmsley-Pace, Josh Jenner. South Gambier: Hamish Stevens, Zain King, Sam Walker, Liam Muller, Isaac Manterfield, Mick Deanfield, Jake Schleter, Jake Tentye. West Gambier: Jackson Lock, Aiden Pfitzner, Ryan Hosking, Ben Stratman, Mitchell Kipping, Mason Hunter. Coach: Richard O’Grady (North Gambier). Under 15 Casterton/Sandford: Billy Galpin, Ben Guthrie, Jamie Pevitt, Ben Pevitt, Dane Vice, David Tonkins. East Gambier: Brodie Clark, Scott Brooksby, Giancarlo Cooper, Stephen Just, Jack Larkin, Blayke McMillan, Marcus Murphy, Zac Watson, Zion Young, Hunter Mansell. Millicent: Max Bowering, Tanner Hutchesson, Angus Watts, Ben Marshall. North Gambier: Damon Argy, Nick Brown, Sam Shaw, Will Stafford, Mitchell Whan. South Gambier: Ty Opie, Liam Denton, Jesse Owen, Jordon Tucker, Joel Weitjens, Ryan Broome, Connor O’Reilly. West Gambier: Braidon Frost, Riley Badenoch, Jake Brown, Jack Geddes, Marcus Leigh, Adam Pulford, Nathan Taylor. Coach: Malcolm Lockwood (East Gambier). Under 14 East Gambier: Brodie Parsons, Jackson Thomas, Shaun Lock, Reece Lillecrapp, Austin Kitschke, Jake Biggs, Lachy Dalgleish, Liam Van Schaik. Millicent: Sam Willis, Jack Verbena, Hamish McRae, Frazer Haines, Noah Lang, Colby O’Connor. North Gambier: Declan Carmody, Jordan Hatt, Max Reeves, Ethan Maney. South Gambier: Luke Bull, Levi Blok, Todd Reid, Jack Wirth, Mason Hein, Billy Owen, Henri Capewell, Kaleb Bowd. West Gambier: Jett Attard, Harry Boksem, Ben Dawe, Bowen Hosking, Bradan Tilley, Bayley Von Duve, Reid Kuller, Lachlan Jones. Coach: Steven Reid (South Gambier). 640430 THIS WEEK ONLY!
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