A mixed bag in Tasmania

The Tigers travelled to Tasmania last week with the Men playing against the Hobart Chargers and NW Tasmania Thunder while the Women played the Hobart Chargers and Launceston Tornadoes.


The Hobart Chargers came out firing and had a 25-13 lead at the end of the first period, things only slightly improved when the Chargers outscored the Tigers 24-18 to lead 49-31 at the half time break.

The game was more evenly matched in the third period with the Chargers extending their lead by only one point to take a nineteen-point lead into the last period.

The Tigers got into gear in the last period and outscored the Chargers by eight, but it wasn’t enough as the Chargers went on to win 82-71.

Only 19.05% of three-point attempts landed but they had much better success with two-point attempts with 48.65% going in.

Michael Wearne led the Tigers scorers with nineteen points with Callan McDonald having fourteen rebounds.

Tigers vs. Thunder

The next night saw the Tigers play the NW Tasmania Thunder and the Tigers had the opposite of starts this night by leading 25-11 at the end of the first period.

The scoring was closer in the second with the Tigers outscoring the Thunder by one to lead 42-27 at the half.

The Tigers increased their lead by two in the third but the Thunder outscored the Tigers 17-15 in the last but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers flew home with the 84-69 win.

Three-point shooting was the big different with 38.24% going in for the Tigers compared to 13.04% for the Thunder.

Jack Purchase topped the scoring with 28 points and Callan McDonald had 11 rebounds.


It was a tale of two halves for the women against the Chargers, the first period they were ahead by one with the score 16-15, the were still ahead by one after scoring 17 points apiece leaving the score 33-32.

The wheels fell off for the Tigers in the third as the Chargers scored in 83.33% of their two-point attempts compared to the Tigers 0% and scored 24 points to 6 to comfortably lead the game.

The Chargers poured in another 26 points in the last period compared to the Tigers 12 to win the game 82 to 51.

Tigers vs. Tornadoes

The Tornadoes got out to a two-point lead at the end of the first period before outscoring the Tigers by six in the second period to end the half with an eight-point lead with the scores 49-41.

The Tigers fought back in the third period by outscoring the Tornadoes by four to halve the margin and setting up a thrilling conclusion.

Unfortunately, the game did not go the Tigers way as the Tornadoes won by extending their lead by two thanks to Keely Froling scoring 38 of the Tornadoes points in the game to win by six points.

Lily Carmody topped the scoring for the Tigers with 22 points and Angelique Francis scored from all four of her two-point attempts and had seven rebounds just one behind Lily Carmody.

Next Up

It is celebration time this Sunday as the Tigers celebrate thirty-years since winning their first NBL Championship.

The opposition is the Mt. Gambier Pioneers who are currently leading the Men’s competition and third in the Women’s competition so the Tigers best will be needed, they can get it done as they have the skills, everything just has to fall into place.

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