Back-to-back wins for Boomerangs

Back-to-back wins for Boomerangs

The Australian Boomerangs, the men’s basketball team for athletes with an intellectual disability, continued their winning start to the 2013 INAS World Championships, defeating Poland 91-44 overnight.

With top spot in Pool B up for grabs, the clash between Poland and the Australian Boomerangs promised to be an exciting contest.

The opening period lived up to expectation with the Boomerang's full court defensive pressure resulting in some easy scores which was the difference at the end of the first quarter (27-11)
The lead stretched to 20 early in the second but Poland rallied late to go into half time down 14 (39-25)

The Australians refocused over the long break helped and the constant pressure proved too much for the young Polish outfit. A 31-7 run over the ten minutes straddling the third quarter break blew the game open, resulting in a comfortable (91-44) win.

Josh Cleary (TAS) posted his first double-double in a Boomerangs uniform (13PT, 11RB) and guard Jarrod Thomson (VIC) was not far behind (11pts, 9ass)
Cameron Slacik was active all afternoon grabbing a game high 17RB whilst veteran Dean Pallier showed a few tricks with 5AS.
Lukasz Culpa was the best for Poland with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Finishing top in their respective pools gives Australia and Portugal one day break whilst the other teams play crossover games to determine their semi-final opponents on Saturday.