Coffs Harbour Suns men?s State League player Dirk Miller drives towards the basket against Hornsby Spiders.
Coffs Harbour Suns men?s State League player Dirk Miller drives towards the basket against Hornsby Spiders.

One up, one down



Camera House Suns go one and one on the weekend.

The Coffs Harbour Camera House Suns had two home games this weekend, winning over Port Macquarie, but losing to competition front runners Hornsby Spiders.

In front of a terrific Saturday night crowd the Camera Houses Suns took the game 71-59 over Port Macquarie.

A number of players were absent on school basketball duties and a couple of players were just returning from injury, so the win was a very important one for the Suns.

Sean Murphy led the scoring with 23 points, well supported by Ben Holder with 18 and Dirk Miller on 17.

The game started slowly, with Coffs behind by one basket at quarter time.

In the second quarter the Camera House Suns took advantage of their youth and pressed the ball well.

This resulted in turnovers which the young Suns were quick to pounce upon.

Second half saw the Suns outscore the Port Macquarie Dolphins 37 point to 28 to take the competition points.

On Sunday morning the Camera House Suns faced competition leaders Hornsby, who had a 35 point win the previous night over the Grafton Vikings.

The Hornsby team were quietly confident, but were concerned about the impact that the crowd would have on them.

The Coffs Harbour crowd is gaining an enviable reputation amongst other associations for its vocal support of the Camera House Boys.

The Hornsby Spiders certainly had the game going their own way for most of the game, leading by six at quarter time and 12 at half time.

Sean Murphy was the major threat to the Spiders, playing a magnificent inside game.

He led by example at every turn, scoring 29 of the Camera House 60 points.

The last quarter was a real heart stopper, with Coffs getting to within two baskets of the Hornsby side.

This resurgence was lead by Dirk Miller, who scored a couple of baskets, made a steal and converted it to points.

Josh Harrigan took two vital charges, while Sean continued his dominance under the bucket.

Unfortunately the experience of the Hornsby boys told in the end, with them taking a 75 point to 60 win.

The Camera House Suns are on the road next week, but return home the following week.



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