Goannas Need Extra Time to Secure Win
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In a special presentation, Luke Boon, the world’s #1 skipper will be performing his World Championship routine during the Goannas half-time break.
The Gliders tip off at midday with the Goannas scheduled to tip off at 2pm.
Adult tickets are just $7 and children 17 years and under being admitted free upon presentation of their school identification.
Next Sunday 16 May, the Gliders and Goannas will finally return to the Gold Coast for their first home game of the season back at The Southport School (TSS) against the Toowoomba Mountaineers.
In a physical encounter that saw Melissa Gurney surfer a suspected broken wrist and Donna Catley splitting her lip, the Gliders just couldn’t convert from the free throw line shooting at 50% from the stripe, which proved costly in the end.
In the earlier game, the Gold Coast Gliders let another slip away after a narrow five-point loss to the Ipswich Force 48 – 43.
For the Force, Luke Cann led with 19 points and import Zarryon Fereti added 15 points and 5 assists.
“Ipswich are a quality team and they weren’t going to lay down. They had a sizeable lead midway through the second, but we hung in there and I’m extremely pleased with the boys,” he concluded.
“It was a great team effort,” Goannas head coach Mick Conlon said.
Notable contributions also came from Jason Aucoin with 16 points, David Gurney chimed in with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Shaun Tilby’s 11 points and 4 steals simply oozed class.
It was a complete team effort from the Goannas with all players who hit the floor making the score sheet. Shaun Gleeson shone with 21 points and 6 assists and young gun Jaydan Tom added 18 points and 16 rebounds.
The experience of Jason Aucoin shone in the overtime period as he nailed the first 4 points and the Goannas never looked back to take the 10 point road win.
The pass was thrown to the rim in the hope of an ally-oop finish but youngster Jaydan Tom swatted the ball away to end the game 75 each.
It never looked in doubt and splashed in the bottom of the net with 1.6 seconds on the clock. Force head coach Chris Clarkson called a time out, which advanced the ball to half way for the inbound.
The force had a three point lead 75 – 72 with only nine seconds remaining in regulation, new recruit Jason Aucoin passed the ball to Shaun Gleeson who ran down the sideline and launched a deep three-pointer.
The Gold Coast Goannas walked away from Ipswich Basketball Stadium with a hard fought 90 - 80 win against the Ipswich Force but it required five minutes of extra time.