Men's basketball proving to be a winner

The first men’s basketball at competition at Saxby’s Stadium in over twelve months is drawing good numbers each Friday night and in fact has reached player capacity. There is a good core of regular players, who have made a commitment to the competition by paying their NSW Basketball individual registration fees and to ensure they receive worthwhile court time, Taree Basketball has decided no more players will be admitted to the current competition which fired up a month ago.


Games played last Friday produced excitement plus with Tigers defeating Hawks 50 to 38 in the first game on the back of a game high 20points from Eddie Corben. Wildcats and Kings then took the court for a hard fought contest which saw Wildcats home by a point 41-40. Ben Sheather and Ian Rowe topped the scoring for the winners with12 points each.


The schedule for tonight sees Kings play Hawks at 6.00pm with competition front runners, Tigers, to take on Wildcats at 7.00pm.Tigers are undefeated so far and with Wildcats coming off a narrow victory last week this contest promises to produce close and exciting basketball across the 40 minutes of play with the result likely to be in the balance until the final siren.


Women’s and high school basketball competitions at Saxby’s Stadium are proceeding well on Tuesdays and this week the focus is on the results of the high school games. There are two age groups U15 and U18 and in the younger division Bulls were too good for Magic, 72 to 40 with John Baker and Ryan Thompson on fire for the winners recording 31 and 25 points respectively. Wanderers also had a good win over Celtics 63 to 38 and in this game it was the trio of Shaun Jackson (24), Jacob Straub (21) and Jaland Small (16) who were the major contributors for the winners. 

Tornadoes and Wizards recorded good wins in the U18 division at the expense of Slammers and Hotshots. Mitch Wilson with 19 points for Tornadoes was the game high scorer in their 59 to 39 win while for Wizards Ty Brislane was in sparkling good as his team ran out winners 56 to 44.    


Individual player registrations are once again under the spot light and all players new to the sport and those with a February 2013 expiry date on their existing cards should have paid their fees by now.


The deadline for payment has been extended Tuesday, 05 March 2013 and with EFTPOS facilities available at Saxby’s Stadium excuses for non payment will not be accepted.


Saxby’s Stadium is the home of Taree Basketball, and details about junior, women’s or men’s basketball may be obtained on the telephone (02) 6551 7456, by email on the net at or track down taree.tornadoes on Facebook.



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