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The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011



The Northern Territory news Thu 21 Apr 2011

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42 NT NEWS. Thursday, April 21, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 2 1 -A P R -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 4 2 C O L O R : C M Y K SignatureS g atu eSignatureg Living Unique lifestyle magazine dedicated to Darwin living The NT News is launching exciting changes to Signature Living! With our page sizes increasing to include more great content, our upmarket glossy magazine will now be available at over 200 distribution outlets across the Darwin region. So you will have no problems picking one up for a great localised read on a rich variety of topics that focus on living in the Top End. fast facts circulation 10,000 copies per month at over two hundred retail outlets, local businesses and high traffi c distribution points across Darwin cover price Free frequency Monthly content Showcasing the latest trends, hot properties, local Darwin identities, DIY makeovers and much more online Monthly emag online www.signatureliving.com.au For advertising enquiries contact our Colour Magazine Coordinator: Amanda Deacon Phone (08) 8944 9931 Email deacona@ntnews.com.au ggg SPORT l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au Lightnings Claire OBryan dribbles past her Eagles opponent Picture: JUSTIN SANSON Playoffs draw near BASKETBALL By IAN BUTTERWORTH LIGHTNING reclaimed the winning feeling after beating the Eagles 61-47 in their Darwin Airport Resort womens league basketball game on Tuesday night. A solid team game gave Lightning the boasting rights as the season draws towards the playoffs. Claire OBryan put in a gamehigh 25 points for the winners and former Eagle Courtney Althouse chipped in with 14. Uni Rebels women ticked off another win with a 75-62 victory against second-placed Tracy Village Jets and will surely finish the Challenge Season as minor premier. After last weeks scare from the Eagles, Uni made some game plan adjustments and came out firing on all cylinders, keeping their undefeated streak alive. Trish Graham knocked in a game-high 19 points for Rebels. In the mens division, Eagles upset Ansett in a thrilling 83-80 encounter that boosted the Birds outside chance of finishing in second place on the ladder. Eagles recruit Buster Perkins hit the floor running as he filled in at the point guard role and he put up a game-high 31 points including six treys. Tracy Village Jets knocked the lights out of Lightning with a 90-65 win to extend their winning streak to 12 without loss. Lightning were riding high after three wins on the trot and had a chance to break into the top four, but the Bombers ex tinguished any hope of that happening with a dominant first-quarter run of 18-5 and never looked back. The woes continued for Razzle, and Warriors broke back into the win column with a decisive 83-46 result. A closely contested first half gave the Warriors a slim 34-31 lead over the green and gold, but after the break it was all Warriors as they lifted their defence to dominate the remainder of the game. Warrior Jay Johnson hit a season-high 39 points. Oceans Twenty up against it Nick Day By TOM BIDDINGTON STAR Territory greyhound Oceans Twenty will have to overcome an awkward box draw if hes to prevail in tonights SBA Office National Easter Cup (537m) at Winnellie Park. Oceans Twenty, who has won 11 of his past 15 starts, will jump from gate six, giving his rivals a helping hand as they try to claim the $3000 first prize. The Nick Day-trained dog destroyed them in the prelude last week, beating kennel-mate Charge Me by eight lengths. All seven who competed in the prelude are back for the final, with Days pair set to dominate the race. Brian Smiths Iron Ruby, who finished third in the prelude, came in 15 lengths behind Oceans Twenty. Also racing tonight is the Top Ends best bitch Wheres Chyna, who will take on a strong field in the SBA Social Cup Dash (312m). Starting for box three, Wheres Chyna comes up against the likes of Arafura Cadet, Shoe Phone, the in-form Ima Vercoe and last start-winner How High. With a public holiday tomorrow, the Darwin Greyhound Racing Club will race tonight instead of on Friday night. The five-race card gets under way at 7.39pm, with the Easter Cup on at 9.09pm. Dragons fresh for big test TOP teams Casuarina and Dragons meet tonight in round five of the NTRU at Austar Rugby Park in Darwin. Reigning premier Casuarina is undefeated in 2011 but faces arguably its biggest test of the season when it comes up against the refreshed Dragons, who are coming off the bye. Casuarina has not put a foot wrong this year, although coach Peter McGrath said his team could improve in some areas. We always have a huge game against Dragons and were not expecting anything else tonight, he said. It will be tough but with tight head prop Owen Griggs, utility George Kupu and skipper Aaron Rudduck in good touch, were reasonably confident. Rampaging Dragons skipper Ray Van Vuuren agreed with McGrath and said the game would be immense. Well be refreshed after the bye and the boys are looking forward to the game because Casuarina are the benchmark of the competition at this stage, he said. In the other game tonight, South Darwin will be looking for a change of fortune when it tackles Palmerston. The Rabbitohs were without play-maker Andre Thomas last week and will need to adapt to his loss because Palmerston is no push-over. Both games are at Austar Rugby Park, from 7.45pm. IAN BUTTERWORTH