NWBU charity contest delivers

ALEX FARE   THE ADVOCATE    The NWBU All Stars For Women’s Cancer clash on Sunday night has been declared a success by president Kim Robinson.

The match between the East and the West All-Stars was described as a high quality encounter by Robinson, which was won by the West All-Stars 61-49.

But more importantly, the contest has seemingly set out to achieve its major aim, and that is of raising funds for Ovarian Cancer Australia and Breast Cancer Network Australia.

While there are still some final calculations to be done, Robinson believed that around $9137 had been raised for the two organisations, which came after an initial target of $10,000 had been set, with the NWBU still accepting donations.

A crowd of 419 attended the big night at the Devonport Recreation Centre, a number which Robinson said was impressive considering the weather on Sunday and events like the Supercars at Symmons Plains.

The women’s clash was one of two on the night, with the North West Thunder All Stars taking on the Southern Huskies, a team which included the Coast’s Mason Bragg.

The Thunder outfit won that match in what Robinson said was one of the best game’s of basketball she had “seen in a while”.

“The outside shooting of the Thunder was very good and they were able to get their noses in front and stay there,”  she said.

The Thunder won 112 -105.

While in previous years players were able to keep their training tops as a memento of their appearance in the games, this year they received a key-ring.

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