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The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Apr 2017



The Northern Territory news Fri 14 Apr 2017

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FRIDAY APRIL 14 2017 SPORT 35 V1 - NTNE01Z01MA PINTS Greenants fought back from a seven point half-time deficit to achieve a 41-all stalemate against Nightcliff last night at Marrara. A final quarter that started with Pints trailing by three points at the beginning, shifted dramatically in the dying stages. The Greenants fought back to be one goal up with five seconds remaining. In a frantic passage of play, Niki Chedelle (right) looks to accept a pass as Pints Greenants defenders apply the pressure last night Picture: KATRINA BRIDGEFORD Tigers, Greenants cant be separated a goal to Chedelle Niki after the siren saved a draw for Nightcliff. The Tigers would have been disappointed with the outcome after they dominated the early stages. The A-grade outfit streaked out to an early lead to go into the first break 16-9 up. Playing mistake free attacking netball through that period, the Tigers defence restricted the Greenants structure. They forced their rivals into mistakes which transferred into scoreboard domination. Nightcliff goalers Niki and Zoe Turnbull made the most of their opportunities inside the circle, capitalising on ball that propelled freely through centre court. Pints wing defence Rebecca Rayner did her best to shut down the Tigers defence, making some key interceptions to block Nightcliffs flow in the second quarter. That commitment helped the Greenants share the spoils. A 9-9 second stanza kept them in the contest at the main break. Pints attack continued to improve as the match wore on. They slowly clawed back Nightcliffs advantage and at the final change, Pints found themselves within touching distance, having snatched the momentum. In a spin, the Tigers responded early in the last quarter. Two early goals from long range increased their lead, before the Greenants regained their mojo back midway through the term. JACK HISLOP Celtics claim top seed GERALD Green scored 18 points as the Boston Celtics clinched their first Eastern Conference title in nine years yesterday with a 112-94 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on the final night of the NBA regular season. The Celtics finished with a 53-29 record as they claimed the top seed in the East for the first since they won their last NBA championship. Green scored 10 of his 18 points during a 25-2 fourth quarter surge by the Celtics, as there was plenty to be decided on the last night of the regular season. The win, and a loss by the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier in the evening, gives Boston home court advantage through the first three rounds of the postseason. The Cavaliers could have taken the No. 1 seed in the East with a combination of a Cleveland win and a loss by the Celtics. Cleveland though waved the white flag as they sat out superstar LeBron James in their final game against the Toronto Raptors. Norman Powell tallied 25 points to power the Raptors to a 98-83 win over the Cavs. Cleveland is 0-8 without James in the lineup. The Celtics will face the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs while the Cavaliers battle the Indiana Pacers who routed the Atlanta Hawks 104-86. The Bulls manhandled the Brooklyn Nets 112-73. NT shows fight at titles THE Northern Territory is showing some fighting spirit at the under-18 basketball Australian Junior Championships in Townsville. The team gave the ACT a good run for its money, losing 82-67 in its minor quarter-final yesterday. It suffered heavy losses to New South Wales Country (94-41) and Victoria Country (103-44) before the quarters, but beat West Australia Country 77-65 on Monday. Jordan Sing and Max Davies (19 points each), and Joel Stevens (16) starred against the West Australians. Davies posted 23 points against the ACT, while Jackson Tremlett got seven total rebounds. DIAMONDS coach Lisa Alexander expects to see a significantly improved England at next years Commonwealth Games and she says Australian netball has only itself to blame. Alexander said numerous English players are benefiting from the intensity and quality of Super Netball, which has thrown its doors open to unlimited imports for the inaugural season. English players have made their mark Serena Guthrie and Jo Harten have proven to be stars for the Giants while Helen Housby has had an impact at the Swifts. Alexander believes this exposure to such elite level competition will only benefit the English national side come Commonwealth Games time next April. The English are definite getting the benefits of this program, Alexander said. They have their top seven playing here or in New Zealand so Tracey (Neville, coach) is getting that level of competition, intensive training environment that everyone wants. Their own Super League is growing as well. They will be stronger, there is no doubt. 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