The basketball season for 2010 is finished and our Slanted basketball crew are standing tall and proud as the undefeated champions ending the season with 8 wins and 1 draw.
Coming into the playoffs, Slanted was the favourite. The semis and final were both on the same day and the energy during the week leading to it was incredible. Each player prepared in their own way with extra training, sweat and, of course, protein shakes.
On the day, the team was focused and ready to go, each player knew what they needed to do and no famous sporting speech was required.
12pm semifinals: Slanted vs A nice cold beer
Don’t be fooled by their chilled name, ‘A nice cold beer‘ was some serious competition for our Slanted crew.
It started as a very close game with back and forth scoring, but in the end A nice cold beer (even with their unregistered players – cheaters!) couldn’t keep up with Slanted.
We had Brown Rice (Ernest) killing them on the inside, and Mee Goreng (Jimmy) and Dumpling (Bill) shooting 3 pointers like they were lay-ups. Soy Sauce (Julius) and Congee (Richie) were great on ‘D’ not letting A nice cold beer score in the last 10 minutes.
Slanted defeated A nice cold beer (65-49) earning them a place in the finals.
3pm finals: Slanted vs Battle Axe
The Slanted crew had to dig deep to battle the fatigue and muscle tightening from the semis, not to mention the heat.
Again Brown Rice, Mee Goreng and Dumpling led the offence, and Soy Sauce was great on defence. The team really pulled together and the opponent Battle Axe could not score in the second half – Slanted locked them down, and they couldn’t get the ball past half court.
Slanted defeated Battle Axe (55-36) winning the championship!
Message from the Slanted captain:
Thanks to the whole team for their commitment and professionalism. It was by far my easiest season as an organiser, and can’t wait to win more championships with you next year.
Thanks to Slanted Magazine and our fans for supporting us, this trophy would mean nothing without you. We would like more support for the team next season *hint hint*
Check out the ACBA website for more info on the 2011 basketball competition.