The first quarter was owned by the Taipans but as we saw it was game of quarters and Adelaide came to play in the second. Jarrid Frye started his hot streak with the first 4 points after the first break and was very dangerous on offense finishing the game with 13 points. Adam Gibson got going in the second quarter and made some important defensive stops as well as some big plays and the 36ers were back with 1 minute. On the Buzzer Gibson makes a 2 with some good defense from Perth and the half closes 44-45.
Perth picked up their game in the 3rd quarter and Demitri McCamey came out pumped off a nice three pointer and they took a 7 point run. Gary Ervin finally gets his shot as the commentators comment on his poor play but Cairns just too good behind exceptional offensive plays from McCamey and Alex Loughton and hold the lead 66-55.
Anthony Petrie and Adam Gibson make some nice 3 point plays to get the 36ers back to only a 4
Cairns are looking good this season and they were missing the sharp shooting of Cam Gliddon who is a rising star in the league and got rookie of the year last year. This was a tight game that played out in a swinging control of the 4 quarters but Adelaide having the better final quarter to win it.