Intense competition at mixed basketball

By MARK BUSCOME

LUNGING LIZA: Eliza Pollock makes a desperate lunge to keep the ball in play during mixed basketball competition. PHOTO: Peter Hunt

WEEK two of the mixed basketball season and it did not disappoint.

Certainly is a different kettle of fish than men’s or women’s basketball, a whole different species, and the new rules caused a bit of a stir but most people think for the better.

The Boomtowns took on the Tropics and what a contest, with the scoreboard not really mirroring the intense competition on the court.

Nell Cousins and Shannon Cameron, who together get called Shanell, as in the perfume, both powerful and aromatic, destroyed the opposition in offence and defence, both scoring well for the boomtowns.

A very athletic Scott Markwick top scored, seamlessly transferring from football field to indoor court.

Jack Dundas for the Tropics scored well, and Travis Singleton can send a pass like Matthew Dellavadova does when he’s angry, while Buscombe was loud but unimpressive.

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