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Pirates were Blasted

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November 11, 2017

(Basketball081117a): Maddie Lee scores against the Myrtleford Lady Saints.(Basketball081117b): Christian Brock sets up a free throw against Myrtleford.

(Basketball081117a): Maddie Lee scores against the Myrtleford Lady Saints.(Basketball081117b): Christian Brock sets up a free throw against Myrtleford.

The Seymour Blasters produced one of the most stunning performances of the CBL North East season in Echuca on Sunday.

The side, coming up against the Echuca Pirates, produced an incredible scoring performance to claim a 69-point victory.

The Blasters came out firing, stunning the Pirates with the first 16 unanswered points of the game.

While the Pirates began to get into a shooting groove in the later stages of the first term, the Blasters were never troubled.

Rarely sent to the free throw line, the side’s field shooting was remarkable.

The side’s scoring was led by Liam Killey, with 29 points.

While Killey dominated around the paint, Robbie Sartori shot the lights out, draining four three-pointers on the way to 29 points of his own.

With three minutes remaining in the third quarter, Seymour maintained a 40-point lead.

But the lead wasn’t enough for the Blasters.

The side would only concede two more baskets from the Pirates, while piling on a mammoth 33 points of their own to claim a giant victory on the road.

The big win followed a comfortable win against Myrtleford on Saturday night, where 41 points between Leo Viitala and Christian Brock resulted in a 13-point victory.

The wins maintain the side’s hold on top spot after four rounds.

For the Lady Blasters, a combined 42 points from Rosie O’Sullivan and Leah Swain was enough to notch a second win in as many days against the Lady Pirates.

The Lady Blasters led for all but five minutes throughout the game, producing their best scoring performance of the season.

It was a second impressive match for Swain, who starred the night before in the Lady Blasters’ 21-point win against Myrtleford.

Swain put up 21 points, including five from the free throw line, in a game where the Blasters never looked troubled.

With back-to-back victories, the Lady Blasters jump to fourth on the table.

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