The two basketball giants of CDU battled it out in the inaugural staff versus students match yesterday as part of O-Week activities at Casuarina campus this week.
A star-studded line-up took to the court, including local MP David Tollner and NT media personality Charlie King.
The students dominated early proceedings, under the expertise of Coach Tollner, who recently marked up 315 games with the Darwin Basketball Association, earning him a total of 3487 career points.
The staff team rallied back and as a result of some inspirational words from Coach King, they were able to open up a five point advantage leading into the final quarter.
A variety of sharp shooters from the student team ensured the game went down to the wire.
In the end, the staff remained resilient with experience and stamina leading them to a 60 to 51 win.
Winning coach King commented on the win saying, “We knew what our strengths were and we made sure that once we worked hard to get into a winning position we couldn’t let them back in”.
Top scorers for the staff team: #8 Dahlia Docherty 20 pts, #15 Matt Bakunowicz 13 pts
Top scorers for the student team: #50 Natasha Munns 18pts, #0 Emma Victory 11pts
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