Round 1

Welcome back to the new season of Ashwood basketball. We have a couple of changes to last years team, Illy will be more regular on a fortnightly basis and in comes new addition Bloomy. Our first game is against the Tripping Billies and Bloomy comes in with something to prove hitting a massive 3 to start off the game. The first half was rusty, we missed a few easy shots but the defence stood up strong with only 5 people turning up tonight. Junior Scull was our main offencive weapon for the half scoring 7 points, Kinga, Bloomy, Illy and Burls all contributed with single baskets. Half time score, Ashwood 16, Tripping Billies 5.

The second half we ran away with it, the final result a 30 point win. Jordy turned up with 12 minutes to go, and straight away got into the action with a basket. Kinga got a few steals and got on the end of the teams great defence, finished the game with 14 points. Illy was energetic all game, hitting a couple of nice jump shots and moving around the permiter. Junior scull was most important when the game was being contested, he then controlled the pace of the game and involved everyone in the team. Bloomy, for a guy that is rusty in his first game in a few years, controlled the centre position and made some strong moves down low. Burls was huge in defence and passed the ball around well on offence. Our back 3 of Burls, Bloomy and Illy didn't let them have an easy basket and they never had a second chance. Kinga and Sculls controlled the top on defence creating heaps of turnovers, a huge team effort to start off the season, well done boys.

TOM BLOOM      7

Junior Scull