Make sure you get along to Titanium tonight and support Adelaide Lightning in game two of their Grand Final series. Adelaide must bounce back tonight to stretch the series to the third deciding game in Canberra and crowd support will be a huge factor. With over 2,000 tickets already sold the atmosphere will be amazing and with the tough season the team have had on and off the court your support has never been more important.
We eagerly anticipated the Blackchrome sponsored clash between the Lightning and Boomers and we could not have hoped for a more exciting outcome. What an outstanding effort with the game coming right down to the wire.
The Lightning were looking to continue their winning ways over a top 4 team and had the Boomers locked in their sights early on. Throughout the battle both teams had their share of the lead, however the Boomers held their composure and came away winners at the end after a nail biting finish.
The Lightning should be proud of their performance, particularly after a gutsy play from Abby Bishop who tied the game at 62 a piece with 6 seconds to go. Bishop was unable to repeat those heroics moments later after a great defensive effort left her unable to get off a potential game tying shot in the dying seconds.
Bishop and Nicole Seekamp were the top performers for the Lightning, with Bishop coming away with 14 rebounds and Seekamp finishing with a team high 16 points.
With two of the Lightning’s key players suffering injuries there were concerns that both Bishop and Nat Novosel would not return to the hardwood. However, Bishop returned a short time later and made a great impact. Novosel was rested with a knee concern and that may have been the deciding moment of the game.
Liz Cambage was the highest scorer of the night with an astounding double-double stat line of 32 points and 12 rebounds and shooting 100% from the line with 10/10. Cambage dominated the match after early foul trouble having a huge impact on both ends of the floor.
The Boomers foul shooting was almost flawless with the team shooting 93% from the line compared to the Lightning’s 83%. This may have been the difference as the game came down to the wire with one possession being the ultimate decider.
We look forward to working with the Melbourne Boomers and Adelaide Lightning in the future and would like to thank everyone involved. What an outstanding effort from both teams and we’re proud to support women’s sport in the community. With both teams being our official compression partners, it was great to see our products on display.
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The sport of basketball continues to rise in South Australia, and as an Adelaide based company we are proud to be working with local clubs to promote the sport. As a result of our hard work, high quality gear and reputation among the associations. Blackchrome has proven to be a company that teams can trust, and we look forward to continuing those strong bonds and relationships.
Sturt Sabres are the first basketball club we have partnered with, and we are their Major Sponsor and Exclusive Supplier of all apparel items. Sturt has been seen as a breeding ground of talented basketball players, with many continuing their careers in the NBL, WNBL and in various locations overseas. We had a chat with Phil Blake, club president, to find out more about the club and their thoughts on partnering with Blackchrome.
Tell us about what your organisation does, and your involvement in the community.
“Sturt Sabres Basketball Club provides playing opportunities at all levels for male and female players aged from 5 years to 40 years of age. Sturt has 55 teams in the Basketball South Australia district competition and a further 60 teams in our domestic competition. The Club provides high quality coaching and pathways to elite competitions in Australia and the USA. We consistently supply above average number into State representative teams as well as coaches and players in National teams.”
Do you think it’s important that athletes wear the right gear?
“Players need to feel comfortable so they can concentrate on performance without being distracted by ill-fitting or poor-quality equipment.”
What are your thoughts on the partnership with Blackchrome?
“Sturt Sabres are looking at ways to grow our partnership with Blackchrome to optimise the outcomes for both parties. Our members have used Blackchrome equipment both interstate and in New Zealand at the World Masters Games. The quality of merchandise and the fact that the Blackchrome staff are keen to understand our requirements and ensure that those requirements are fulfilled.”
With the start of the Premier League season approaching, Sturt are hoping to have their men’s and women’s teams at the top. To get there they need to put in the best performances they can.
With great performances comes the need for the best apparel and Blackchrome is proud to be supplying Sturt with their kit. Take a look at our range of basketball apparel here.
Get in touch with us below if you have any questions or to inquire about ordering your teams kit for next season.
Blackchrome is excited to announce our partnership with the MAC Adelaide Lightning WNBL team as an Official Compression Partner.
The MAC Adelaide Lightning are a professional women’s basketball team based at Titanium Security Arena. They are a proud South Australian team with many connections to the state, including the Adelaide 36ers men’s basketball team.
The Lightning have a talented roster going in to the second part of the season, featuring captain and Australian Opals star Abby Bishop, former WNBA player Natalie Novosel, and SA local Nicole Seekamp. The team have set their sights on winning the 2017/2018 WNBL Championships.
Lightning GM and Assistant Coach Marcus Wong is looking forward to the partnership:
We are thrilled to partner with a well-respected organisation that has the same commitment to high performance as we do and the players love wearing the custom gear. We would like to thank Blackchrome for their support of the MAC Adelaide Lightning and we look forward to building a strong partnership.
Blackchrome Managing Director Mark Bassett is excited to be partnering with a local professional team:
We are looking forward to working with the Lightning. As a South Australian company, nothing makes us more proud than to support a local team on the national stage. Blackchrome is also committed to furthering our commitment to basketball and women’s sports in Australia.
See the two Blackchrome compression partners, the Adelaide Lightning take on the Melbourne Boomers on Saturday 9th December 2017, at 2:30pm in Titanium Security arena.
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