Everyone loves a dunk. And every basketball photographer wants to catch the moment. It doesn't matter that I know this bloke is going to throw one down, he always seems to catch me out. But I have managed to snap a few of him going to work!
Sometimes I really love this job! Through NewsWeekly I get the chance to chat to a few high profile sports-persons that have connections to Albury Wodonga or are visiting the area. I've chatted to AFL stars, V8 drivers, Olympians, Australian cricket players and so on. Lauren Jackson would have to be my favourite so far. Being a basketball nut it's something I've been wanting for a while. The fact that she hails from Albury meant it was only a matter of time really. I was lucky enough at this junior tournament to have been given five minutes to speak with her. After she'd just spent quite some time with fans seeking autographs and photos I was happy to have that chance. And while five minutes doesn't go a long way it was still an opportunity I wasn't going to miss.
It's been a great season for the Albury Wodonga Lady Bandits making the playoffs for the first time.
I wasn't at the game against Dandenong but going on the box scores it appears to have been a cracker!
On a head to head basis the teams have been separated by a matter of 2 points on each occasion leading up to the elimination final with Dandenong holding on both times.
And so it continued with with Dandenong getting out to an early advantage only to see it pulled back and then overtaken by the Lady Bandits, who went on to lead at the final break.
In typical fashion Dandenong regained the upper hand taking the game by, you guessed it, 2 points!
Despite the loss the girls can hold their heads high having achieved some great things this season.
Support has been strong from the local crowds and should hold them in good stead for the next season.
Well done girls.