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Ballarat Miners Clinch Thrilling Victory Over Bendigo Braves in a Nail-Biting Shootout at the Minerdome

On Wednesday night at the Ballarat Minerdome, the Ballarat Miners pulled off a hard-fought win against the Bendigo Braves with a final tally of 97-86. The game, marked by its intensity and numerous lead changes, saw the Miners capitalize on their offensive prowess.

The Miners demonstrated a well-rounded offensive strategy with a solid 49.3 percent shooting from the field and an impressive 52.2 percent from beyond the arc. Luke Rosendale led the charge with 28 points, supported by Tyler Rudolph’s strong inside presence, contributing 26 points and 8 rebounds. Max Cody’s 16 points off the bench were crucial, providing a spark that kept the Miners ahead.

Despite a spirited effort, the Braves struggled to keep pace, converting 47.7 percent of their field goals. Andrew Robinson was the standout for Bendigo, dropping 28 points and grabbing 6 rebounds. Rowan Mackenzie also made significant contributions with 22 points and 7 rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Miners’ offensive onslaught.

The game saw a staggering 25 lead changes, emphasizing how competitive the matchup was. However, Ballarat’s ability to maintain a 57.3 percent effective field goal percentage proved to be a decisive factor in their victory.

Key Performers: Miners: Rosendale (28), Rudolph (26), Cody (16). Braves: Robinson (28), Mackenzie (22), McCauley (11).

The Miners’ victory was a testament to their efficient scoring and ability to execute under pressure, while the Braves will look to regroup and bounce back in their next outing.

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