Lithgow Workies Lazers, after trailing by two points at half time, put in a great second half defensive effort and shooting display to keep their home court record intact by winning 98-84.
Wagga came out full of energy and the team, with average team height above the Lazers, put on a good first half performance, dominating the boards and also landing good three point shots to lead by two at half time.
Lazers kept attacking and scoring off some very good base line plays, mainly led by import Terrence Durham and Matur Malauch.
At half time, the talk focused on defence.
The Lazers responded and adjusted well and clawed their way into the lead and never looked back. Big man Kurt Northey, Adam Marjoram and Todd Brownlow took full control of the boards and Jaidyn Goodwin with his partner in crime Matur Malauch shot their lights out. Young Kobe Hunter put in his best display of the season scoring two well earned threes and backed it up with some good defensive display.
In the early part of the fourth quarter Lazers lost captain Adam Marjoram with maximum fouls.
Top scorers for Lazers Jaidyn Goodwin and Terrence Durham (26), Matur Malauch (23), Adam Marjoram (11) and Kobe Hunter (8).
Lazers are currently sitting in second position behind Sutherland Sharks in their pool and will be working hard this week on their structures in preparation to take on Dubbo Rams at Dubbo at 7pm on Saturday night. Hopefully the Lazers will get their first away win.