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BSBL 2022/23: Bulls Maroon bounce back and charge through Conquerors

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Travis Durnin powers past Anthony Forbes.
Camera IconTravis Durnin powers past Anthony Forbes. Credit: Breanna Redhead/SWT

Bulls Maroon have bounced back from their shock round seven loss to Aces Sky in a big way, with Travis Durnin and Cody Hill joining forces to dominate the Conquerors by 43 points.

Table toppers Bulls Maroon and upstarts Conquerors went head to head during round eight of the Bunbury Senior Basketball League at the South West Sports Centre on Friday night.

The Bulls were off to a fast start with quick driving and plenty of interceptions in a bid to obtain the early lead.

Josh Exelby brings the ball up.
Camera IconJosh Exelby brings the ball up. Credit: Breanna Redhead/SWT

While Conquerors strived to keep up early, several wayward shots saw them struggle to score.

However, Conquerors rallied and put the pressure on Bulls Maroon to briefly take the lead.

Bulls Maroon quickly fought back to lead 33-24 at quarter time.

While Conquerors looked to make an early comeback during the second quarter, Bulls Maroon started to take control of the match with Travis Durnin quickly driving the ball down the court and making several baskets to extend their lead.

Travis Durnin goes against Tyrell McKenzie-Roe.
Camera IconTravis Durnin goes against Tyrell McKenzie-Roe. Credit: Breanna Redhead/SWT

Although Conquerors attempted to fight back late, Bulls Maroon held strong to lead 70-49 at half-time.

Following the main break, Bulls Maroon continued to shut down the Conquerors at any given opportunity, with Durnin and Cody Hill joining forces to blow out the margin even further.

By the final change, Bulls Maroon led by a comfortable 23 points.

Cody Hill brings the ball up.
Camera IconCody Hill brings the ball up. Credit: Breanna Redhead/SWT

During the final quarter, Conquerors were fading fast as Bulls Maroon continued to dominate the contest and prove to the competition why they are the top contenders for the season so far.

Despite Conquerors’ best efforts, Bulls Maroon went on to win 140-97, with Durnin scoring a game-high 50 points, followed by Hill on 40 points.

Elsewhere, Bulls Gold defeated Eaton Eagles 110-62, Aces Sky beat Tornadoes Red 100-73 and Tornadoes Black blew away the Bulls 90-76.

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