‘FRANKSTON RSL’ FRANKSTON BLUES MEN NBL1 ROUND 9 RECAP
Diamond Valley Eagles vs Frankston Blues
The opening quarter was a tight affair with Diamond Valley taking a four-point lead into quarter time. Anthony Odunsi had eight points for the Eagles, with Damon Bozeman scoring ten for the Blues, to lead their respective sides.
The close contest continued in the second quarter with Diamond Valley taking a one-point lead into half-time. Both sides were strong offensively with Diamond Valley going at 52 per cent to Frankston’s 46 per cent. The Blues had the advantage at the free throw line though, making 14 free throws to the Eagles eight. Majok Majok had 14 points to lead the way for Frankston, while Odunsi had 12 for Diamond Valley.
The Eagles controlled the second half, winning both quarters by six points to run out 13-point winners. The team had three players score 20 points or more. Logan Hovey (25 points), Anthony Odunsi (22 points) and Benjamin Allen (20 points) who were the key in their success.
Majok Majok had 18 points and 12 rebounds for Frankston, with Igor Hadziomerovic adding 17 points. Both sides were efficient in terms of scoring with Diamond Valley outshooting the Blues by making 52 per cent of their shots to 45 per cent.
The win is Diamond Valley’s fifth, but they remain in the bottom half of the table. Frankston are now 6-6 and remain in the mid-table area.
Frankston Blues vs Ballarat Rush
Damon Bozeman was the difference in Frankston’s 87-80 win over Ballarat at the Frankston Basketball Stadium.
Bozeman shot 62% from the field to end the game with 27 points, nine points more than any other player on the court.
Lachlan Barker provided support for Bozeman and finished the game with 18 points and five rebounds, while Alister MacDonald had 12 points off the bench.
Joshua Fox led the way for the Miners with 18 points and 11 rebounds, while teammate Marqueze Coleman had 16 points, seven rebounds and three assists off the bench.
It was a tale of two halves as the Blues asserted their dominance early in the contest. Bozeman scored 23 of his 27 points in the first half as the Blues held an 11-point lead at half time.
The tide changed in the second half as the Rush made a push to overturn the deficit. Ballarat was dominant in the paint and finished the game with 50 points in the key.
The Miners got within one-point of the Blues midway through the final term, before Frankston steadied and came away with a seven-point win.