Court action thrills Geraldton Buccaneers’ fans

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian
Liam Hunt stomps the ground amid cheers from the crowd of screaming Buccs fan's during Saturday night's win against Mandurah.
Camera IconLiam Hunt stomps the ground amid cheers from the crowd of screaming Buccs fan's during Saturday night's win against Mandurah. Credit: Tamra Carr, The Geraldton Guardian

There was an ear-splitting din at Activewest Stadium on Saturday, May 4, but not just for the victorious Geraldton Buccaneers.

The crowd also stretched their vocal chords for a young man, known only as Tom, who scooped a $500 prize after he sunk the game ball into the basket from half-court on the first try.

The three-quarter-time entertainment prepped the packed stadium for the final phase, which saw the Buccaneers see through their hold on the game and defeat Mandurah Magic 89-74.

While the Buccs sustained an average lead of 15 points throughout the night, coach Dayle Joseph said they did not win convincingly, but managed to do just enough to get over the line.

The success comes despite lack of play from Chicago import Willie Conner, who is recovering from a hamstring injury.

On Saturday, May 11, the Buccs will take on Eastern Suns at Activewest Stadium.

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