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Byron Bay basketballers have started the season strongly with the women picking up a win, and a narrow loss, while the men have taken two wins.

In round one, played on Saturday 30 July, the Byron Beez women played Ballina Breakers and were the better equipped team. They took control of the game right from the start, never losing the lead. With some up-and-coming players, the Beez gave everyone a chance to put a score on the board with the final siren seeing a Beez win 71–38.

Tight game

The Byron Beez then played the Lismore Storm in a much tighter and competitive game. The Beez had a slow start and were down by 16 points at quarter time and slowly found their way back to 73–76. With four seconds left on the clock Beez player, Isy Crawford, splashed the bomb for a three-pointer right on the buzzer to tie the score 76 all, taking the game into overtime.

From there it was a nail-biting score-for-score contest with the Lismore Storm coming out victors by one point: 85–84.

Beez men

The Beez men have two-for-two wins, defeating Ballina Breakers 129–55 and defeating Lismore Storm 97–46.

Next game

The women Beez’s next game is at Coffs Harbour on 11 September. The male Beez take on the Grafton Vikings at the Cavanbah Centre this Saturday, 20 August from 2pm. Everyone is welcome to come and support the guys.

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