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Crocs beat Adelaide 36ers 108-100

By Mark Ryan 16/09/2005 10:41:36 PM Comments (0)

The Townsville Crocodiles have started their season at the Swamp in style, beating the Adelaide 36ers 108-100 in their NBL clash.

Young guard Kelvin Robertson sparked the Crocs in his 100th game, hitting a team-high 22 points, while imports Casey Calvary (19 points) and Robert Rose (15) were the other top contributors.

Captain Brett Maher was by far the visiting side's best with 25 points while Jacob Holmes and Dusty Rychart both chipped in with 18.

After leading by just two at halftime, Townsville set up the win with a 12-2 run midway through the third term, sparked by skipper John Rillie, who had been held scoreless up until that stage.

Robertson celebrated his milestone match with a brilliant burst in the first term where he nailed three triples on his way to an 11-point haul for the term.

It was the 22-year-old's best performance of the new season after struggling in the opening two games.

"I didn't play too well in the first two games on the road and I just wanted to come here first to get the win and second of all to play well," Robertson said.

"It's been great playing a hundred games for Townsville and hopefully I can stay here and get some more under my belt.

"We don't want to lose at the Swamp at all this season and were one step closer to achieving that goal."

The Swamp was rated in a NBL players poll as the toughest venue in the league to play in and Crocs coach Ian Stacker said the team was pleased to be back at home after opening with away games against West Sydney and Cairns.

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