Buccs take points, but turnovers annoy Joseph

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian
DeAngelo Isby hangs onto the hoop after dunking the ball.
Camera IconDeAngelo Isby hangs onto the hoop after dunking the ball. Credit: Arctic Moon Photography

The Geraldton Buccaneers have climbed another rung on the State Basketball League ladder, stealing second place from Warwick Senators with a nine-point win on Saturday.

The Buccs were straight out of the gate during the Activewest Stadium clash, scoring three times in little over a minute and continuing to lead the rest of the game.

While the Geraldton side maintained a reasonable gap of around 10 points for all four quarters, their game was marred by a large percentage of offensive turnovers.

Coach Dayle Joseph said it certainly happened more times than he would have liked to see.

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“We were making a few little errors and turning the ball over a little bit too much for my liking,” he said.

“Best part of the game though?

“Well, we won.”

Joseph gave a nod to new recruit DeAngelo Isby, from Chicago, who continued to contribute considerably to the scoreline.

The 22-year-old tucked 27 points and 11 rebounds under his belt, adding to the healthy contributions he made during his first two games with the Buccaneers in Perth at the beginning of the month (30 and 26 points respectively).

Joseph also credited Liam Hunt for inhibiting the Senators with his defensive moves and popping 22 points on the scoreboard.

This week, the Buccaneers will play another home game at Activewest Stadium, this time against the East Perth Eagles.

The game will start at 7.30pm.

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