Team favourite GATORS has taken off the blocks and defeated Phoenix in Game 1 of the Best of 3 Series, Filcom Basketball O-League Grand Finals. At the end of the 1st Quarter Phoenix managed to score 5 points to Gators 13. Lead by Clinton Roy, Phoenix slowly get themselves back in the contention where 4 minutes in the final quarter the margin was only 3 points at 29:32. Gators kept their composure and finished this game with a W. Final score was Gators 43, Phoenix 32. Player of the game went to #10 Anthony Tonkovic (GATORS) with a double-double performance, 14 points, 10 rebounds, 4 steals.
Phoenix is now in their 4th consecutive campaign to try and win the elusive Filcom Basketball Open League Championship. Game 2 is this Saturday 5 November at the AIS! Can Phoenix take Game 2 to force the series to Game 3?