Lions unable to extinguish hot Flames

CENTRAL Districts Lions’ men’s side will be ruing its last quarter performance on Saturday night, after losing to Norwood Flames by seven points in SA Premier League basketball.
The Lions and the Flames could barely be separated in the first half, and the former went into the half-time break one point ahead.
However, a poor start to the third period set Central back, and it trailed by as much as 10 points midway through the term.
The Lions, led by Ricardo Martin (21 points), then clawed back to trail by one point at the final break.
Yet the Flames got the better of Central in the final period, condemning it to its second loss for the season.
Martin finished the game with six rebounds and four assists, in addition to his 21 points.
Jimma Dau was again one of the Lions’ best, scoring 18 points and collecting 12 rebounds.
The Lions’ ladies’ side also had one poor quarter, which cost it the game.
Central kept in touch with the Flames for the first half, and trailed by just five points at halftime.
However, a 14-23 third period saw the margin blow out to 14 points at the final change.
Jazmen Boone was a star for the Lions, scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds and two assists.
Shawnte Goff also dominated with 22 points, five rebounds and five assists.

Jack Hudson

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Growing up in Gawler, Jack has taken on a variety of journalistic roles while still studying for his Bachelor of Journalism and Creative Writing degree. He began his career at The Bunyip as a weekend football writer, before taking on roles with The Footy Budget and The Cricket Chronicle and then earning his first part-time gig at the Barossa Herald. Now returning to The Bunyip, Jack also has a keen interest in footy and soccer, as well as a passion for gaming and reading.

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