Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Blowout Too Much for Clippers

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Blowout Too Much for Clippers

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BASKETBALL: Suncoast Clippers coach Warrick Meehl says a third-quarter blowout proved the difference in his side's 115-61 loss to ladder leader Rockhampton.

The Clippers started the game well against a team heavily stacked with NBL talent to be trailing 33-22 at quarter time.

Suncoast stayed in the match through good defence and decent scoring percentages to go into the break down 53-39.

Rockhampton scored an avalanche of points in the third stanza in a dominant display to outscore the Coast 47-9, giving them an unshakable 100-48 lead.

The Clippers stayed with Rockhampton in the final quarter to limit the Rockets to just 15 points to eventually go down by 54 points.

Meehl said his side had no answer to the third quarter onslaught.

"The third quarter was huge for Rockhampton and they really got on a streak there," he said.

"Apart from that I thought we played very well against a side that doesn't give you much and is a standout in the competition. …

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