The National, Tuesday July 9th, 2013
YOUNG basketballer Bomai Muri adjusted well to boot six goals for Kwila Gulf Giants against Hitron Bomana Cats in the Round 13 AFL match at the Kaugere Oval on Saturday.
The Giants belted the 2011 champions from the AFL Academy School at De La Salle, 13.11 (89) to 8.8 (56).
Young Muri, the youngest son of former international basketballer and the current coach of the Exodus basketball club Moi Muri, booted two goals in the first quarter, one in the second quarter, two in the third quarter and one in the final quarter while playing in the forward pocket.
Bomai’s cousin, Dia Muri also an international basketballer also played a blinder, using his height well to dominate the rucks to set up another cousin Obert Muri.
Centre Robert Daniel and midfielders Junior ToKiala, Benson Frank and Moses Lune also contributed well into the game for the Giants with marks and disposals, using their height advantage to the fullest.
The Cats looked tired and worn-out, after most of them had played in the earlier match in the Under-18 division and they missed nine of their starters currently participating in the Pacific Cup Tournament in Sydney.
Despite looking tired and weary, other promising youngsters Joshua Jessie and Ila Vele stood up to keep the score reasonable.
In the other Saturday match at the Ken Lifu Oval, impressive MoniPlus Taurama Suns edged out Moore Printing University Tigers by a point in a hotly contested match that came right down to the wire marred by kicking inaccuracy from both teams.
The Suns beat the Tigers 5.11 (41) to 5.10 (40).
In Sunday’s clash at the Ken Lifu Oval, unbeaten competition heavyweight Lamana Dockers surged past inconsistent Digicel Gordon Kokofas 11.12 (78) to 5.6 (36) with the wharfies Sebby Gelu booting five goals from his usual centre-half-forward position.