Booker puts on a show for the Miners

SHARP-shooter Roy Booker put on a show in Ballarat Miners’ 26-point trouncing of Brisbane on Saturday night.

Booker made eight three-pointers from 15 attempts – all scored in his 13 attempts from outside the arc to three-quarter time in the South East Australian Basketball League clash.

The American, who also had 59 per cent field goal accuracy, finished with 28 points and five assists.

Ken Horton (23 points, 10 rebounds) and Anthony Fisher (20 points) helped shoulder the scoring load.

It took until midway through the third quarter for the GMHBA Miners to click.

The Miners had built a nine-point lead through the opening term, only for the Spartans to fight back and level play, 24-all, by the break in a high-scoring quarter.

Brisbane had a one-point buffer at half-time.

Then Booker unleashed four three-pointers in the third as the Miners started firing.

The Miners put on a 58-point second half – 29 points each quarter.

Brisbane lacked answers.

Miners talls Chris Smith (12 rebounds) and Horton dominated the boards matched only by Spartan star Zac Henifin, who chalked up 30 points and 15 rebounds.

As a team, the Miners pulled in more grabs with 44 to 36 rebounds.

This was the Miners’ second game this season after a nine-point loss on the road to Mount Gambier last week.

The Miners return home to host Nunawading on Saturday night.


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