Men Look to Bounce Back For NBL1 North’s First Nation’s Round.

Written by Eric McAlister. Photos by JDR Creative

The Rip City Men went down to the Cairns Marlins 93-85. The men won almost every statistical category except the one that matters most— the score.

Benjamin Ayer led the way for the Marlins with an explosion of scoring, finishing the game with 43 points. Josh Tueta backed his career game up with another great performance, scoring 20 points and pulling down a season high 14 rebounds.

Poor shooting hindered the men on the night, shooting only 37% from the floor, 29% from three and a mere 59% from the free throw line.

Look for the men to rediscover

their offensive rhythm this weekend.

This weekend there will be not one but two home games played at USC stadium! Come down to USC stadium as we honour our First Nation’s People for the the NBL1 North First Nation’s round.

Friday night the men will clash with the Brisbane Captial’s who come into the game sitting at 7-6 and are tied for the eighth spot on the ladder. In the absence of leading scorer Nick Stoddart (injury), Max Mackinnon has stepped up in a big way, now averaging 20 points per game on the season.

Backcourt mate Lachlan Dent comes in averaging a respectable 15points per game and 5 assists as well.

The men came out of the earlier matchup with a 2 point win over the Caps.

The men will need to get their offence rolling again and in a hurry as Brisbane boasts one of the best defensive units in the competition.

Watch the men take on the Capitals at 8:30 Friday night at USC Stadium as we honour our First Nation’s People with a night of exciting basketball.

Saturday night the men will face off against Red City. The Roar come in with a 3-8 record but certainly have plenty of firepower to fill up the score sheet.

Import Spencer Parker comes in averaging 20 points per game with Sydney King guard Jayden Hodgson also averaging 20 points per game.

Point Guard Nelson Larkins runs the show, averaging 15 points and just under 5 assists per game. The men will need to stay locked in defensively and use their dominant inside punch to come out of this one with a win.

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