Monday, December 22, 2008

South Dragons v Townsville Crocodiles.

Rosell Ellis, Townsville Crocodiles

Another great game was held on Saturday 20th December at Hisense Arena in Melbourne.
The Dragons, who are fast becoming the team to beat this season hosted the Crocodiles and it was shaping up to be a beauty with Townsville having beat South last time they met in Melbourne.
I found myself a nice spot under the basket at the Crocs end and started shooting with some great action from the word go.
I even stuck the 50mm 1.8 on the D700 to see how it performed and I have to say it did a great job.
It has to be the best value Nikkor lens on the market, not the fastest, but for what you pay you get one hell of a lens!
I found it focused fast enough to catch plenty of action, despite the lack of an AFS motor and there's never been any doubt about it's sharpness.
After the first quarter I changed back to the 70-200 and concentrated on some tight shots, a much tougher ask.
The game itself had everything, the Crocs leading in the first half, the Dragons coming back, the climax revealing a 4 point game.
The Dragons regained their pride and took the game out to the delight of the crowd.
This competition just gets tougher each week.
Whoever said basketball was dead in this country was dreaming, they just don't know where to look!


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