NBL1 MENS RECAP - ROUND 2
Friday: Nunawading ‘Burwood One’ Spectres @ Hobart Huskies
Nunawading secured a 93-72 victory over Hobart at the Kingborough Basketball Stadium.
29 points in the first quarter gave the Spectres a 13-point lead at quarter-time. The Spectres were clinical on offence and shot 73 per cent from the field in the first half.
Nunawading outscored the Huskies 24-15 in the second term to take a 22-point lead into half time.
The Huskies improved in the third term and outscored the Spectres 27-22 to reduce the margin to under 20 points.
Hobart’s Jacob Richards provided the highlight of the game with a massive dunk in the final term to send the crowd and commentators into raptures.
The Huskies continued to fight to the final buzzer, but it was the Spectres who came away with a 21-point win and highlighted their premiership credentials.
Tom Wright led the way for the Spectres with 24 points, four rebounds and five assists, while Dain Swetalla had 22 points, nine rebounds and three assists.
Richards was efficient for the Huskies, shooting 58 per cent from the field to end the game with 15 points.
Saturday: Nunawading ‘Burwood One’ Spectres @ NW Tasmania Thunder
The Nunawading Spectres were too strong for the Thunder in Tasmania, defeating them 92-79.
The Thunder were in the game early, tied at quarter time but their inefficient percentage from the field saw them down 39-49 at the half.
Spectres Simon Conn and Dain Swetalla were the standouts of the first half with 14 and 13 points respectively and 16 boards between them.
Nicholas Banyard was doing his best to keep his Thunder in the match with 10 points at the main break but was only shooting at 36 percent from the field.
Late in the fourth quarter, Nunawading had blown their lead out to 20 points with all of their starting line-up hitting double-figure points.