Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Romeo Keen to Make Up for Unlucky Break

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Romeo Keen to Make Up for Unlucky Break

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Byline: Guy Williams

Round 1 QBL

Saturday, May 7

Republik Rockets v Bundaberg Hegvold Stadium (8pm)

Hogs Breath Cyclones v Bundaberg Hegvold Stadium (7pm)

Mackay vs Gladstone Candle Stick Park (Women's 5pm/ Men's 7pm)

South West Metro vs Gold Coast Rollers Hibiscus Sports Complex (Women's 5pm/ Men's 7pm)

Caboolture vs Brisbane Morayfield Park Leisure Centre (Women's 5pm/ Men's 7pm)

Northside vs Maroochydore The Sports Centre (Women's 5pm/ Men's 7pm)

Cairns vs Townsville Bendigo Bank Basketball Centre (Women's 6pm/ Men's 8pm)

Sunday, May 8

Toowoomba vs Ipswich USQ Clive Berghofer Recreation Centre (Women's noon/ Men's 2pm)

BASKETBALL: It's payback time for Hog's Breath Cafe Rockhampton Cyclones star Nicole Romeo.

Romeo, who joins the Cyclones for her second QBL women's season after the completion of the WNBL season, said her return this year was about repaying the club for standing by her last season.

In her first outing for the Cyclones last year, the team's star recruit suffered a broken thumb, which sidelined her for six weeks.

It was a huge blow to the team and Romeo said a club would normally find a replacement import immediately.

C[pounds sterling]Usually a club would send players home if they're out for that length of time, but they kept me here with the squad,C[yen] Romeo said.

C[pounds sterling]I guess they wanted to keep me around the team to help the players out, to offer advice to the younger players.C[yen]

The 166cm tall point guard suits up in the Cyclones colours for their round-one clash against Bundaberg at Hegvold Stadium tomorrow night and is eager to get out in front of a vocal home crowd.

C[pounds sterling]I love playing here. When you go back to play in Adelaide, you're usually playing in front of just your mum and your family and friends, but here everyone in the whole town gets behind the team,C[yen] she said. …

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