‘FRANKSTON RSL’ FRANKSTON BLUES MEN NBL1 ROUND 13 RECAP
Part 1: Frankston Blues vs Melbourne Tigers
Frankston have defeated the Melbourne Tigers at the death in an astonishing contest, with a three-pointer from Damon Bozeman on the buzzer defeating the Tigers 99-98.
The matchup between both sides was a free-flowing, high-scoring spectacle, with the attacking and offensive rhythm of the match proving to be a constant theme throughout the night. The fans and coaching staff alike joined the players in riding every wave and bump as this bout reached its dramatic climax.
The Blues and Tigers went back and forth in the opening half, with Michael Wells (39 points) providing headaches for the Blues throughout the clash.
The attacking threat of Najael Young and Igor Hadziomerovic began to overpower the Tigers in the third quarter, and saw the Blues surge to a ten-point lead at three-quarter-time.
The Tigers came out firing in the fourth and in large thanks to Wells, were able to gain the ascendency, recording 25 points from turnovers compared to the Blues’ six.
The Blues had one last trick up their sleeve though, and Bozeman was able to steal the win for Frankston with the final play of the night.
Part 2: Frankston Blues vs Southern Sabres
Frankston shot 61% from the field in their victory over the Southern Sabres.
The Blues were electric from the field and scored 58 points in the paint and 14-26 from three-point range.
Damon Bozeman top scored for the Blues with 26 points and 71% shooting from three-point range, while Najeal Young had 25 points, four rebounds and two assists.
Frankston displayed their offensive game in the first term to lead by five points at quarter-time. The Blues were a nightmare for Southern’s defence and scored 38 points in the second half to take a 22-point lead into half time.
Any hopes the Blues would take their foot off the pedal in the second half was dashed as they continued to surge towards the 100-point barrier.
The Blues extended their lead by one-point in the third term and then scored 30 points in the last quarter to stretch their lead to 27 points at the final buzzer.
Southern would be disappointed by their inability to contain the Blues offence. The Sabres shot 52% from two-point range highlighting their own ability on offence, yet struggled to find any fluidity on defence.
They will hope to turn their form around when they host BA CoE next week, while Frankston will travel to Kilsyth.