Monash Blues vs. Lobsters United
The first semi-final started off with all the tricks and skills being displayed from the onset. Monash Blues scored first with a 3 pointer. This strong start though was matched immediately by the Lobsters United, with another impressive 3 pointer. But Monash Blues had the answers quickly replied within another minute with the third score of the match, and the third 3 pointer.
Monash Blues lead at half-time 22 - 3.
Final score Monash Blues 31 defeated Lobsters United 18
3 point tally
Monash Blues 5
Lobsters United 1
Lob City vs. Love Shaq
Final score Lob City 33 defeated Love Shaq 13
Monash Blues vs. Lob City
Monash Blues started the match with an easy 3 pointer, a statement that they were here and ready for the competition. Lob City could not equal their fiery start, scoring their first points at the halfway mark of the first half.
The players being all from the Monash team evidently knew each other's style of play, which made it tough for cheap points. Both teams had very reliable defence, which added to the tough match.
In the last minutes of the first half, a quick snatch from Lob City sent a wave of "oooos" through the crowd, but only to be given straight back to the opponent, giving up that slight advantage.
Monash Blues lead over Lob City at half-time 12 - 10.
Lob City opened the second half with a clean 3 pointer, an quick attempt to close the score gap. Despite their great agility and skills, Lob City were not able to do so. Monash Blues got 3 quick consecutive goals, extending their lead in the second half. 3 could have been the magic number too for Lob City, but they were unable to convert their 3 chances for goals with only 90 seconds left on the clock.
Monash Blues managed to keep their impressive lead and win the final.
Final score Monash Blues 23 defeated Lob City 15.
3 point tally
Monash Blues 3
Lob City 2
The afternoon got even more exciting with the dunking and 3-point shootout competition.
The participants tried to impress the judges with some creative setups and even tried to get the crowd on their side. Alex was the winner of the dunking competition - actually getting it in the ring, which always helps.
The 3-point shootout showed the great deal of practice that the players must do to effortlessly score their shots from outside the 3-point ring. Chev took out the title for this competition.
And that wraps up a great end to Day 2 of the Monash Games 2015. It's been a full day of Basketball, dunking contests and 3-point shootouts. Well done again to all the teams who entered and participated in the competition.