After a shaky start to the game, Seymour Blasters scored a 30-point win over Castlemaine Cannons last weekend.JENNA BISHOP January 9, 2014 12:00am
It was a shaky post-Christmas start for the Seymour Blasters’ first game of 2014 and despite a slow beginning, the team walked away with a 30-point victory.
The Blasters took on Castlemaine Cannons at the Seymour Sports and Aquatic Centre on January 4 in Round 11 of the Country Basketball League’s North East Competition.
Coach Craig Hockley said the team found its rhythm after a slow start left the home team trailing behind following a two-week break during the Christmas season.
‘‘The first quarter was pretty ugly, we only scored seven points,’’ he said.
Castlemaine capitalised on the Blasters’ slow start, taking the lead by seven points, 14-7.
‘‘Once we shook off the Christmas cheer we started to get it together,’’ Hockley said.
‘‘In the third quarter, we started to pick up and led 30-6.’’
In the end, the Blasters scored 72 to 35 in the final three quarters.
The Blasters kept the pace and pressure on the Cannons, finishing with a strong 30-point win over the competition’s newest team, posting a score of 79-49.
Hockley said the game was a team effort, while the top scorers were TePuao Silver on 22, Robbie Sartori on 20 and Matt Boland on 14.
‘‘Chris Brown and Zac Pell controlled the boards,’’ Hockley said.
The win leaves the Blasters vying for second spot on the ladder in a three-way tie against Shepparton Gators and Wodonga Wolves.
Hockley said the top of the ladder was quite tight points-wise, with Albury on top and Seymour, Shepparton and Wodonga all on equal points.
This weekend the Blasters face an away double header, playing Castlemaine on Saturday, January 11 and Maryborough on Sunday, January 12.
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