SEABL Men: Rangers annihilate Canberra
The Dandenong Solo Rangers Men have sent out an ominous warning ahead of this Saturday nights top of the table clash against the Geelong Supercats, annihilating the Canberra Gunners 100-43 in Canberra on Saturday night.
Dandenong were in devastating form, as they piled on the points in the opening two periods. As been the case so often in 2012, the Rangers run and gun transition offense from the opening tip overwhelmed their opponents, leading by 11 at the first break and 22 by the half.
The Rangers adjusted their focus to the defensive end of the floor in the second half, with the aim of locking down Canberra’s main scoring threats. A 19-9 period saw the Rangers extend their lead to 32 and get some valuable minutes into all ten players.
Not content with a three quarter effort, Darren Perry implored his men to keep working hard - Dandenong putting together their most dominant quarter of the season, scoring 28 points and restricting the Gunners to just 3.
The Rangers comfortable 57 point winners, prompting Gunners coach Cameron Barnes to call out for help via The Canberra Times, “The guys on NBL benches - if you want to get some minutes come down to Canberra and help our local guys. Playing against a tough team and a great club, we needed to be switched on and we just weren’t ready to play unfortunately.”
This win boosts the Rangers into top spot on the East Conference, leap frogging this Saturday nights opponents, Geelong. Both teams boast a 14 win, 3 loss record in 2012 but have not played each other yet. Tipoff is 7.30pm at Dandenong Stadium, and is the second game of a double header with the SEABL Women (5.30pm).