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Sweet dreams for Dwight and West Sydney

By Adrian Warren 01/12/2004 10:14:56 PM Comments (0)

West Sydney's Simon Dwight became the National Basketball League's first 1,000 block player, but there was an unhappy homecoming for former Razorback star John Rillie as his Townsville team suffered an 85-82 loss at the E G Whitlam Centre.

Dwight took just four minutes to record the two blocks he needed to crack the magic mark and equal his club record of nine swats.

It was Townsville's fifth straight loss and the Razorbacks' third win in their last four starts.

Rillie, who was the all time statistical leader in 10 categories for the Razorbacks, before switching to Townsville this season, had a night to forget.

Booed every time he touched the ball and taunted with jeers of `Judas', Rillie made only two of 13 field goals and finished with just eight points.

However, Rillie, the Razorback's all time leading point scorer and the player who has notched the sixth biggest individual game scores for West Sydney, almost had the last say.

He fired up a three-point attempt just before time expired, but the potential game tying shot was off target.

In an ugly offensive game, the Razorbacks made just 36 per cent of their field goals and the Crocs were even worse, making just 28.9 per cent.

Dwight was the dominant defensive presence in the game, adding 15 rebounds to his imposing tally of blocks.

Offensively, the Pigs' other big man import Nick Horvath dominated the game.

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