Brendan Van Rensburg offense, Cody Thoroughgood defense.
Brendan Van Rensburg offense, Cody Thoroughgood defense.

Tough Huskies savage Bobcats

Low scoring games were the theme on Monday night, as strong defence made players struggle to get shots to drop.

The undefeated Bobcats came up against a fired-up Huskies in the first game of the evening, as the defending champions sought to atone from an uncharacteristic loss the week before.

The game was a tight tussle in the first half, as both teams traded blows and only one point separated the perennial foes after the first half.

The second half however proved vastly different as Bobcats struggled at the offensive end of the floor.

Huskies took advantage to break free and set up a 24-6 second half blow out.

The final score was 40-23.

Leeroy Todd was influential for Huskies despite the best efforts of Bobcats' Matt Lally and Curtis Dray.

Bobcats will have to regroup before launching themselves back in to the fray next week.

The battle at the other end of the ladder was on in earnest during the second match-up of the night.

The heavily favoured and recently re-branded Thunderkatz took on fellow strugglers Reptors.

The game played to the scrip, for the most part, with Reptors showing their regular glimpses of potential before ultimately falling to a more seasoned and consistent outfit.

Simon Lodder and James Adkins earned honourable mentions for the winning team and Michael Steinhardt showed his usual hustle in a losing side.

Thunderkatz ended up taking the impressive win in the end 39-28, and looking as impressive as their new uniforms might suggest.

An interesting statistic looked at throughout the season has been scoring averages.

Luke Hauser is dominating in this regard.

After an incredible first game of the season where he dropped 47 points, the ever present MVP contender has been unrelenting in his pursuit of offensive prowess.

He leads the way with an impressive 35 points per game.

The chasing pack includes Leeroy Todd, Nathan Kirwan, Matt Lally and James Adkins all four are weekly scoreboard threats, and average 16.5, 14.5, 14.0 and 13.5 respectively.

 

 

 

INSIDE: Basketball photographer Leeroy Todd goes One on One with The Gympie Times.