Tigers bounce Ambassadors

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Ambassadors’ Ryan Barber looks to get around Tigers’ Bodhi Holmes.
Camera IconAmbassadors’ Ryan Barber looks to get around Tigers’ Bodhi Holmes. Credit: Laurie Benson

Tigers have continued their rise up the men’s A-grade standings, leapfrogging opponents Ambassadors into third place with a comfortable 14-point win on Tuesday night.

Ambassadors went into the clash above the Tigers on the ladder but Tigers were always in control as they notched their fifth win of the season.

Tigers doubled their half-time score and kept Ambassadors to 17 points in the last 25 minutes on their way to the 42-28 result.

Leading by 10 points at half-time, Tigers shooter Corey Ward hit three long bombs out of the first five field goals to start the second half, which quickly extended their advantage.

Tigers’ Danial Abbott takes on Ambassadors’ David Arthur.
Camera IconTigers’ Danial Abbott takes on Ambassadors’ David Arthur. Credit: Laurie Benson

Both sides traded baskets with the margin at 14 seven minutes out as Tigers were able to control the game.

After an even start, Danial Abbott helped Tigers hit the front in the first half and they never relinquished the lead from that point on.

Ward and Bodhi Holmes top scored with nine points each for the victors, who had great scoring spread with no player in double figures.

Todd Knuiman (eight points) and Caleb Carman (seven) led the way for Ambassadors, who slumped to their second loss in three games.

Tigers’ Bodhi Holmes looks to score.
Camera IconTigers’ Bodhi Holmes looks to score. Credit: Laurie Benson

Railways Tigers put three consecutive wins together in a convincing 25-point win over Raiders to remain in second spot.

Railways led 26-7 midway through the first period and by half-time, the deficit was out to 18 points.

Cyrus Upson (18) and Kalin Lane (22) combined for 22 points in the first half and their side sailed home from there, winning 71-46.

Tigers’ Corey Hill pulls in the defensive rebound.
Camera IconTigers’ Corey Hill pulls in the defensive rebound. Credit: Albany Advertiser

David Arthur (13) and Drew Willcocks (11) led the way for Raiders, who were much better in the second half.

Knights managed to overcome a spirited Blazers outfit by six points.

Blazers were down by as much as 15 points in the first half before they produced a gallant fightback in the second half.

Henry Alforque hit four threes on his way to 21 points while Kye Griffiths added 19 as Knights emerged winners, 59-53. Zac Pearson top scored with 13 for Blazers.

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