Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Suns Only Just Win against Dolphins

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Suns Only Just Win against Dolphins

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WARATAH LEAGUE

COFFS HARBOUR SUNS 66 (Bryce Allen 15, Matthew Cook 14) def PORT MACQUARIE DOLPHINS 65 (Shaun Tarrant 18, Beau Montgomery 10).

A PAIR of clutch free throws from Bryce Allen was all that stood between victory and an embarrassing defeat for the Coffs Harbour Suns.

The men's team led Port Macquarie by as much as 16 points during the third quarter but a Dolphins fightback and some dubious passing decisions with ball in hand by the Suns saw Coffs Harbour win 65-64.

Suns coach Blake Kelly was relieved to record the win but was left scratching his head at the performance.

"In the first games that we've played the second half has probably been the good time for us. We've started slow and in the second half we get it going," Kelly said.

"Tonight we started well and everyone was on board and then come the second half things tightened up a little bit. We got a little bit complacent, a little bit loose and we turned the ball over more times in the third quarter than we did in the rest of the game. …

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