Thursday, May 2, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Meteors Continue To Blaze The Crater

In a thrilling NBL1 North showdown at the McDonald’s Mackay Stadium last Saturday night, the McDonald’s Mackay Meteors triumphed over the Rockhampton Rockets in a spectacular high-scoring game. The Meteors displayed exceptional teamwork, securing a win with a final score of 111 to 102. Todd Blanchfield led the charge for the Meteors netting the most goals, notching up 31 points and 14 rebounds. Isaac White also continued his on-court fire with 28 points and 6 assists, while Emmett Naar and Luca Yates delivered impressive double-doubles. Naar tallied 14 points and 12 assists, while Yates added 14 points and 10 rebounds to the scoreboard. The Meteors' next home game will be against the Northside Wizards in Round 6 on Saturday, May 18.

Meanwhile, in another intense NBL1 North clash, the McDonald’s Mackay Meteorettes faced off against the Rockhampton Cyclones. Despite putting up a valiant effort, the Meteorettes fell short against their opponents, with a final score of 73 to 93 in favour of the Cyclones. The Meteorettes displayed determination on the court, with Nikita Van Wyk leading the charge with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Chelsea Brook and Sam Haiby also made notable contributions, each adding 11 points to the scoreboard. Despite the loss, the Meteorettes remain focused and determined to bounce back stronger in their next home game against the Northside Wizards on May 18.

In addition to the thrilling on-court action, the Meteors celebrated the on-fire performance of Todd Blanchfield, who alongside Samantha Bowman from Rockhampton, were both awarded the prestigious NBL1 North ANZAC Round Medal. This recognises players who exemplify the ANZAC Spirit, embodying qualities such as endurance, courage, ingenuity, good humour, and mateship. Congratulations to both Todd and Samantha for their exceptional achievements.

McDonald's Mackay Meteors' Todd Blanchfield shines with the ANZAC Round Medal, celebrating his outstanding display of athleticism, courage, and camaraderie on the court

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