Sunday, June 20, 2010

NWBL 2010 - Perth Wheelcats v Wentworthville Wheelkings

The beginning of the Perth Wheelcats 2010 season got off to great success defeating last year's grand finalists the Wentworthville Wheelkings 122-24! In front of over 300 fans the reigning NWBL champs got off to a great start putting up 34 points for the first quarter! Big men Justin Eveson, Shaun Norris and Adam Deans kept the score board ticking through out the first half coupled with some impressive defence as they tore apart the young opposition! Michael Hartnett was unavailable for the 2 bouts over the weekend leaving Clare Burzynski and Nang Nguyen the responsibility of getting our tall timber in the paint! The low point players did a fantastic job working with the highs and mids which saw the Perth Wheelcats score 94 of their 122 inside the keyway!

Halftime score 64-17 after the Wheelcats rotated all players re-energized for a very defensive orientated 3rd quarter! Keeping the Wheelkings to 1 point in the 3rd while stacking on another 28 points! Impressive performances from Brant Garvey with 19 points in 11 minutes of total game time play, such a skillful player hits the floor plays well and shows what he can do is exactly what the Wheelcats need coming off the bench!

Full time score was 122-24, Justin Eveson (20,14,15) finished up with an easy triple double while Shaun Norris (25,7,11) and Adam Deans (22,17,2) proved dominance with some great figures!

Game 2 saw the Wheelkings step up and play some decent basketball, although going down 107-51 they put up a good fight making the Wheelcats earn their money!Once again for the Wheelcats the usual suspects got the score board ticking, Garvey again with 21 in 21 minutes played a great part off the bench, Eveson picked up 25 and big man Adam Deans with 19! The Cats kept the Kings to 10 point quarters in the first 3, but in the 4th the Kings stepped up while the Cats struggled to contain them defensively!

Overall a great start to the year, it won't be as easy as previous years with other clubs recruiting international talent but as always it is going to be really tough to knock this experienced team from the top!

The Wheelcats next take on Adelaide away before they return home to take on the Dandenong Rangers! Come down to the CAGE and be part of all the excitement as the Wheelcats hunt down their 5th consecutive NWBL title!


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