Rough Start for Hobart Import
In a defensive minded match, the Hobart Chargers have fallen 61-64 to the Sandringham Sabres with their star import, Cam Bennerman, struggling in the season opener.
The forward shot just 3-23 from the field and although he was not shy from beyond the arc, he failed to find his range from there either, hitting 2-13.
In 34 minutes, he tallied 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals while it took until 4 minutes into the second quarter for him to hit his first shot.
Trailing by five points with 2:09 remaining, the Chargers showed the faith they have in their import, continually going to him on every offensive possession. Bennerman took the final six shots for the home side, knocking down two important three pointers but Alister MacDonald was able to seal the match for the Sabres from the free throw line.
Hobart’s reliance on Deba George last season ultimately saw their offence become an easy target to pick apart and it is important that they do not let history repeat itself with Bennerman.
On a positive note, the forward showed he can definitely hit the clutch shot. The Chargers will just be hoping he can get accustomed to the Aussie rings quickly.