Water Under the Bridge
Any thoughts of history between the Warriors and Luke Stanbridge appears to be all water under the bridge as the club legend made his first 2019 season appearance in Warriors colours. Stanbridge posted his first of most likely many double-doubles after notching 19-points (50% FG) from the floor and ripping down 11-rebounds. Stanbridge stepping up will be a huge factor in any Warrior success this season.
Norwood are Red Hot
The always dangerous Norwood Flames have made a mark this opening round after already having 2 blowout victories under their belt. After beating the Sturt Sabres on Saturday night, the Flames continued their dominance on the road against the Panthers. League veteran Matthew Lycett and the sharpshooting James Legan put on a shooting clinic in both fixtures after dropping 21-apiece Saturday night and 29-24 respectively the very next day. By beating these clubs by a combined margin of 50-points, other sides have already been put on notice to bring their a-game as the season unfolds.
This season is going to be a close one!
Round One saw all of its fixtures bar 2 result in emphatic victories, this season may just go down to the wire. After 1-round, many clubs will still have much to prove including the StateTechnics and Akorin Business and Home Finance Solutions Premier League debutants the Mount Gambier Pioneers. With many sides still finding their feet for their 2019 campaign, where on the #leaagueofourown ladder will the new-comers sit?
Rockets’ Image in the Dictionary
If you search the term Debutant Destroyers, you may just find the North Adelaide Rockets logo after they downed the newly added Mount Gambier Pioneers. On paper, the Rockets have quite a versatile and dangerous list after the additions of Jack McVeigh, Bijan Johnson and Tobias Dowdell. Saturday night gave us our first glimpse of the combination which also included league-wide icon Alexander Starling. After showing plenty of heart on the floor, Mount Gambier fell in their debut to the hot Rockets 80-65.
Did the Eagles Perform a Rain Dance Before Round One?
If you couldn’t guess by the title, the Eagles made it rain in their first StateTechnics and Akorin Business and Home Finance Solutions Premier League fixture! Majok Deng and Brendan Teys combined for a phenomenal 56-points (26 and 30 respectively) while as a team, Forestville made 50 percent of their baskets. The Eagles’ dominance was displayed on the scoreboard with their largest lead reaching an incredible 43-points at one stage. It wasn’t entirely the Deng and Teys show as Jake Rios contributed 17-points off the bench and Kane De Wit with fourteen points and seven dimes of his own!
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