Ballarat Miners were unable to restrain a surging Hobart’s offensive effort when the game was on the line, falling short by six points at the Minerdome on Saturday.
The Chargers produced a 36-point final term to turnaround a three-quarter time deficit and knock the Ballarat GMHBA Miners out of the top four in South East Australian Basketball League.
Nic Pozoglou fired in the second term with 13 points, including three three-pointers and a dunk, putting the Miners in the lead. He finished with his best effort of 21 points and six rebounds.
Marvin King-Davis was another strong contributor to also help fill the void of weapon Davon Usher with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
But Craig Moller was instrumental for Hobart with a huge 26-point second half to finish with a double-double of 37 points and 13 rebounds.
The opposition captain made all four free throw attempts in the dying seconds with just two points the difference to end his former team’s hopes of victory.
Miners head coach Nathan Cooper-Brown said there were a lot of positives to come from another top four battle, but giving up so many points had hurt his side.
“It was some detail stuff... stuff we can fix in practice, so it’s not too alarming,” Cooper-Brown said.
“I was really glad to see Nic play well, and I thought our role players were good off the bench in the first half.”
Cooper-Brown said the team had been grateful for the vocal home crowd.