LET THE RIVALRY RESUME
Original Article: Whitehorse Leader / HeraldSun.com.au
Former National Basketball League rivals Nunawading Spectres and Melbourne Tigers are set to renew their great history of tough battles when the two clubs clash in NBL1’s Rivalry Round this weekend.
Two of the oldest and most famous clubs in Australian basketball history, the Spectres and Tigers have a storied past.
Their last meeting in the national league was back in 1991 when the likes of Andrew Gaze, Dave Simmons and Brian Goorjian were involved in proceedings.
This weekend’s match looms as a vital one for both sides, as it kicks off the second half of the NBL1 season.
Nunawading’s men are on a five-game winning streak and currently sit second on the ladder.
The Spectres’ top-two credentials will be tested by Melbourne, which enters on a six-game winning streak and holds down fourth spot on the table.
Tigers standout Nic Pozoglou will be one to watch, after recently trying out with NBL champion Perth Wildcats.
The women’s contest also promises to be a mouth-watering affair, with the Spectres looking to crack into the top-four while the Tigers are hoping to prove themselves as finals contenders.
Nunawading sits sixth on the ladder with an 8-4 record, while Melbourne is 10th with 6-6 next to its name.
The Nunawading Spectres v Melbourne Tigers rivalry round double-header will take place at Nunawading Stadium on Sunday, June 16 with the women to tip-off at 12.30pm and the men at 2.30pm.