FAANTBL Opening Day






The Opening Day of the FAANT Basketball League was well attended by the Filipino Community and was also graced by the presence of the Minister for Multi Cultural Affairs The Hon Peter Styles MLA. FAANT President Oscar Parian welcomed all the Teams and Players. Minister Styles commended FAANT for having a well organized basketball competition. Last Season's MVP Michael Opara lead the players on taking an Oath of Sportsmanship followed by the Lottery Draw of who gets to play in the first game of the season. The honors went to Pizza King and Ostojic Group, which was won by Ostojic Group 64 to 49. RJ Sta Cruz lead Ostojic to victory. The second game showed All Skills defeating Parekoy 67 to 54, All Skills player Dominik Stopyra lead all scorers. In the third game a rematch of last seasons Grand Final between Xanzui and Mic Shelley's Cafe featured Travis Ellis leading Mic Shelley's Cafe to a win 72 to 42. Rise Graphics emerged victorious over Czielnob Panel Beating 41 to 28 in the fourth game with Reino Perala leading his team to the win. The last game of the night between Greyline and Darwin Radiator showcased the Tim Morris show leading Darwin Radiators to a 78 to 48 win. Make sure you come out and cheer for your favourite teams next Saturday, see you next week!


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