Lithgow Lazers win big on the back of huge Addison Flynn performance

HALF CENTURY: Addison did plenty of damage on the scoreboard on Saturday night with a huge individual tally of 56 points. Picture: ROBERT CRAWFORD
HALF CENTURY: Addison did plenty of damage on the scoreboard on Saturday night with a huge individual tally of 56 points. Picture: ROBERT CRAWFORD

Lithgow Workies Lazers were in red-hot form on Saturday night as they romped home to a 36 point win over the Dubbo Rams.

American import Addison Flynn lead the way with with an inspirational individual tally of 56 points as the Lazers defeated their opponents 105-69.

The victory was a great team performance however Flynn was undoubtedly the star of the night as his father and stepmother, visiting from the States, watched on in the stands.

Flynn put on a show as he downed eight three-pointers and a few impressive dunks.

Addison Flynn's father Andre receiving his honorary Lazers gear from Lithgow juniors Hutch and Zeke Evans. Picture: JOHN COX

Addison Flynn's father Andre receiving his honorary Lazers gear from Lithgow juniors Hutch and Zeke Evans. Picture: JOHN COX

Key player Michael Cox made his return to the court after a few weeks out with a calf injury which initially looked like it would sideline him for the season.

Unfortunately Todd Brownlow was unable to face Dubbo. His season was brought to a premature end after a knee injury in the previous game against Shoalhaven.

A hardy Lithgow crowd turned up in the extremely cold conditions and the Lazers controlled the game from start to finish.

Matt Hughes picked up his game to turn out his best game of the season as he scored 22 points and was also strong in defence.

He received support from Adam Marjoram with eleven points. Marjoram also added several solid rebounds along with Kurt Northey.

Lazers young guns Michael Brooks, Mitchell Brain, Kobe Hunter and Hayden Cox also stood up to the plate when substituted into the game.

Despite the strong win, the Lazers will the miss the Waratah League playoffs this year with their record of nine wins and eight losses.

A few injuries disrupted Lithgow’s season, particularly with the loss of John Fenton several weeks ago.

The Lazers next and final game will be at home against the Springwood Scorchers at 6pm on Saturday, July 22.

This will the last chance to see Addison Flynn in action for the Lazers before he returns home to America. It would be great to have a big home crowd to say farewell.