McMath stamps authority

CLAY McMath asserted his authority over the Melbourne Tigers on Saturday afternoon as the Albury-Wodonga Bandits cruised to a 101-53victory.

The former Townsville big man showed no signs of second-year blues as he registered a swashbuckling double-double.

McMath shot at 78 per centfor his 27 points and 13 rebounds to lead all comers on the scoresheet.

Impressively, five of McMath’s boards were on the offensive end.

Donte Nicholas (21 points) and Deba George (17) provided plenty of backup for McMath, while import Greg Mays also dropped 16.

The import duo of Nicholas and Mays provided the highlight of the night, converting a Mays steal into a spectacular transition alley-oop.

The home-side owned the floor on the defensive end as well, with the fledgling Tigers unable to generate a great deal of forward cohesion.

The Bandits had 11 steals for the game, with Nicholas and George contributing five and three respectively.

Darcy Harding dropped nine points in a strong display from the bench, while Sawyer Dearborn and Madol Chol also had their moments.

Jack Duck also stood out in his return to Lauren Jackson Sports Centre alongside lively point guard Ben Kearins, who finished with seven points and three assists.

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