Saturday, June 20, 2009
Local sportsman Tony 'T-Bone' Ferris joined the hundred club last night at Albury Stadium when his Bandits faced Sandringham Sabres.
With the Sabres coming off a spate of victories the home side were always going to be up against it.
However with T-Bone knotching up his hundred there was something special to play for.
Early in the game the Bandits were looking the goods and it was only after the first break that Sandringham started to apply the pressure.
With Nathan Crosswell calling the shots on court the experienced Sabres began to wear down the Bandits and take control of the game in the second term.
Having said that the boys from the Border weren't about to let them have it all their own way and put in some big efforts to keep pace with their more fancied opponents in the last half.
Young Jack Duck took the court to the pleasure of the crowd and immediately set about getting hold of the ball, showing he's a player to watch in the future.
Although a dissapointment to go down on T-Bones big night it still shows Albury/Wodonga has some great young players who'll benefit from playing against the likes of Crosswell.
It can only be a good thing for basketball in the region.
While the NBL teams have their own dancers we've been treated to some of the same in recent weeks.
The DMB Dancers were at Albury Stadium again last night for the Bandits v Sandringham game.
Once again they put on a high energy set keeping the crowd entertained at the long break.
Some great colours and sounds helped showcase the young up and coming talent this region has to offer, not just on the court but off of it as well!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Friday night saw another big night of basketball on the Border with the men and women facing a Tassie challenge.
The women were first up taking on Launceston and as has been the case so many times this season set the pace from the word go.
Launceston weren't about to waste a road trip and fought well but the girls held on for a good win.
The men had it tough from the outset but put in a determined effort throughout the game.
They couldn't however send their Tassie challengers, Hobart, packing and despite some big efforts went down by a narrow margin.
The big excitement for the game was the half time shoot out with a young local player hitting the shot from the centre and taking home the big dollars.
All in all another entertaining night of basketball.
The fans here on the Border can certainly not complain about the level of competition they've been witness to this season.
A few more wins would be nice but hey, it's been anything but dull!