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NBL1 Central Week 2 Finals

Some exciting and close games last week, North survived a scare from Southern whose fairytale season ended while Norwood and Forestville featured plenty of highlights with Norwood coming out on top.

Sturt vs Norwood
Sturt sputtered into finals after losing a few key players to college but the extra practice time with a week off will allow them to reset. Even without Rasmussen they have the best back court in the league with Daly and Spear one of which will be asked to slow down Turnage. Green the X factor for Norwood along with Ray Harding who turned the corner recently and had some strong performances. Norwood also had a contribution from Jansen off the bench which helps their cause.

Norwood just a bit too big and talented for a well drilled Sabre team. Flames by 6.

Forestville vs North
The Eagles will be kicking themselves after losing to Norwood at home despite holding the lead for a lot of the game. Their starting 5 now with Malith Machar included is huge and gives other teams all kind of matchup problems particularly when Rios is shooting well. North rely heavily on McVeigh and while he is good they will need to find more contributors to keep this one competitive.

Forestville by 11.

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Woj  
Last month

Sturt have contained Green both encounters on the scoreboard, just watching game and highlights, Mays was lazy on defence and boxing him out. Squeaked past them in final weekend but took all around scoring from everyone to beat Sturt, going to need that again. Should be close, bad finish to regular season, then having a break while Norwood had a great hitout may give slight edge to flames but wouldn't surprise if Sturt take it.
Someone mentioned Dech was returning this week, can't see it happening, far more important he's right for Sixers than a little bit of cash, doubt he would know all his teammates names. Dowdell will need to be switched on to contain Mays inside. Someone is going to have a whinge, but Dean really has struggled this year, even without the 2 Sixers they had Purchase for a few plus a decent line-up, but just scraped into finals and took a last second miracle steal off worst pass of year to go into overtime. Sum of North's parts haven't added up and while Eagles miss safety blankets in Deng and Teys from previous years, the still have experience. If it turns into shootout between Harris and McVeigh, that might be the deciding factor. As well as Brines health.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Woj

get ready to see it happening , Dech will play.

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TNTMarv  
Last month

#837 don't bother with WOJ. He's a wannabe no nothing just trying to win hits on his twitter and insta by giving out cheap shots.

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Woj  
Last month

*know nothing.

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Anon  
Last month

Dech would want to be 150 % fit...been out long time... be so fitting Eagles get done over by couple of sixers ... and bit of cash with hired help.... brave man though to rite off the Eagles.. who cares wins ....

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Anonymous  
Last month

36ers without a coach to say no to Dech.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Have to say looking at West and North it's pretty embarassing the lack of news from BSA regarding finals. Yes we've had the awards night but nothing else to report ahead of semis?

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Anonymous  
Last month

081, just no.

The organisation (his employer) will make that decision either way. The lack of a coach is irrelevant.

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Anonymous  
Last month

172 - excellent theory but that is not what happens in practice here. I doubt JVG is even aware of the issue.

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Anonymous  
Last month

178 lol. Ok

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Anonymous  
Last month

Breaking news : DJ, Teys and Deng will be suiting up for Forestville tonight. Apparently their lawyers have found an obscure bylaw allowing this and BSA have agreed to let them play. North's lawyers are countering by getting Drmic and Purchase, plus also asking permission for Starling to get an immediate transfer arguing he is a true Rockets player at heart and didn't he suffer enough playing for South this season.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Unlike the false position above Dech and North have overcome late appeal to disqualify home from tonight's game. It’s a bit like déjà vu from what happened in first meeting this year between the two teams

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Anonymous  
Last month

^english please???

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Anon  
Last month

Gotta think this comp so imbalance and really makes it tough. Got one team playing sixers against local crew . One is a blow in nor even in state anymore.. win at all costs.. hsrd to comp....thinking sturt are only team with morales to be sa proud... only bottoming line that matters is who pays

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Anon  
Last month

Unlucky Eagles.. Harris genius...why is he not a sixer.. local and loyal..

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';'  
Last month

Sturt with Morals ... haha that friggin funny...ohh and spear is a west boy..

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Anonymous  
Last month

Ahhh, remembering the days of the sturtysixers and them recruiting the DPs.
And laughable the indignation against the poor cheatgles.

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Anonymous  
Last month

#229 because the gap between NBL1 Central and NBL is massive

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Anon  
Last month

Eagles harshly and unfairly belittled. Disgraceful lack of respect...

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Anonymous  
Last month

So when DJ started a game in sneakers and immediately subbed out, as he did in others, to solely qualify for finals, that was respectful? Karma bus arrived tonight.
Oh, and Rios was only supposed to play sparingly throughout season.
Bye bye cheatgles!!!

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Anon  
Last month

Since when are minutes dictated by admin... play by the rules...many players start and are subbed out immediately for all sort of reasons... is not rules against subbing limitations. Always coach prerogative.. rocket taken curious road at what expense - and Rio's been very long time eagle that's loyalty... let's what for other to follow pathway

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Anonymous  
Last month

Rios was loyal, Forestville weren't. That's why he went to Mavs.

Ragles again were given an exemption for Rios, god knows why, for this season on the basis his minutes would be limited. They haven't played fair at NBL1 level for a decade. To complain now about losing to two mid-level NBL players is poor.

Either its second tier or is a local development league. People want whichever suit their club position at the time. All clubs have spent big and at other times gone local.

Move on

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Anonymous  
Last month

"Oh, and Rios was only supposed to play sparingly throughout season."

What are you on about?

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Anonnona  
Last month

Limited minutes
16 min. Seems limited. Able to play well and good. All year..down but gallant..

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Easy As  
Last month

Forestville apparently lodged 2 protests prior to this game is what I heard, both regarding teams playing in illegible players. Anyone know any more information?

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Anonymous  
Last month

All clubs use NBL players, North got a couple of studs South got a couple of bums as the results prove, no use complaining about it

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Anonymous  
Last month

Make no mistake Easy As. Forestville didn't complain. Andy complained.

As anyone who got the bylaws changed so that he could wear shorts would.

That BSA continue to let this guy re-write rules to suit himself is honestly pathetic.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Which rule did he rewrite? This one, that's in the 2021 bylaws?

"Denim, shorts or tracksuit pants are not permitted for Coaches and their Assistants"

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Anonymous  
Last month

Norths premiership to lose now.
Forestville would have loved to have Artacho last night, lack of depth was very apparent. Dont think they would have beat Sturt or Southern either in a final

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Anonymous  
Last month

Every team would love have Artacho
His phone will go into meltdown in the off season
Major player

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Anonymous  
Last month

CJ took care of business on Sturt, now they sitting ducks waiting for Sunday MvVeigh to finish them off, like pulling the wings off a fly

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Anonymous  
Last month

Norwood thrashed North recently. Norwood clear favourites against whoever wins next week

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Anonymous  
Last month

Hi central Fans.

Why do your coaches wear hats and shorts in finals games?

It really takes away from your claim that your league is any good

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Anonymous  
Last month

What a shit troll

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Anonymous  
Last month

Not a troll, just an observation on last nights games.

Just lacks the professionalism of other leagues

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Anonymous  
Last month

Troll or not, anon is right. There's nothing about local basketball in SA that is professional.

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Anonymous  
Last month

The karma of Forestville losing to bought 36ers, for years Forestville do it and bend the rules.

Didn't DJ go to a wedding overseas but a doctor signed him off as sick so it counted as a game qualifying?

Imagine Andy, losing at his own game lol

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Anonymous  
Last month

#266 I think it is more an indictment on the 2 individuals than the league itself

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Anonymous  
Last month

Anon 263/265 - as a SA basketball fan, I agree it's not a good look. Kind of embarrassing for the league really.

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Anonymous  
Last month

If you think its just 2 individuals that are the problem in SA basketball you're not looking.

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Anonymous  
Last month

I don't see the other coaches dressing the same way as Andy (especially) and Nyberg so yeah the individual needs to be accountable for their own lack of professionalism. But hey Andy won’t be working the sideline again this year so it’s a fantastic thing on 2 fronts

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Anonymous  
Last month

Grown men discussing shorts. This forum will die for a couple months now the ChEaTgLeS are out and there's nothing to bitch about.

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Anonymous  
Last month

At least BSA were rock solid yet again with Forestville and Andy couldn't wear Denim shorts!!! Small wins :)

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Anonymous  
Last month

Calligeros trying to be pretend tough against the Flames, cream puff like the rest of the Sturt bigs, serious question how does Goodall get a game, heard his mum runs the Sturt canteen but they would have 10 guys in juniors that are better than him

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Anonymous  
Last month

Looks like Harris and Spear played lone hands in losses on the weekend. Will Spear get the help he needs this week against North? Sturt would start strong favourites I assume.

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Anonymous  
Last month

It's clear Sturt are favourites. It’s the old adage - a champion team will beat a team of champions. Sturts system to prevail

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Anonymous  
Last month

Sunday appears to be the glue they needed.

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Anonymous  
Last month

Spear is a Bearcats champ but he can't do it alone. Was surprised Daly got in the all star 5 ahead of him tbh, he’s had an awesome season, pity it finishes this weekend.

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Anonnona  
Earlier this month

Sunday bloody Sunday.. be the cry of the blue boys...
Master recruit stroke of genius ... you 2 will see the rockets roar and slash another pretenders dream ...Eagles have crashed landed sabres against rockets - non match .hail rocket man Deano iceberg - Deano f... legend ...

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Sturt in massive danger of going out in straight sets after a 9-0 start. 5-5 since then and pretty unimpressive last week against Norwood.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I think you worry needlessly.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

I think he or she makes a very valid point. Did Rigoni get COTY for only half a season?

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Sturt
5 titles in over 60 years
Enough said.
If they handed out championships for hype and spin they would never be beaten.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

They worry should of started when they lost to an under manned West and then Norwood the same weekend. Haven't copped with losing to two college kids.

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