Panthers basketballers victorious

In form: Sydney Kings NBL centre Angus Brandt in action for the Panthers against the Comets. Picture: Courtesy of Noel Rowsell, photoexcellence.com.au

In form: Sydney Kings NBL centre Angus Brandt in action for the Panthers against the Comets. Picture: Courtesy of Noel Rowsell, photoexcellence.com.au

THE Penrith Panthers senior basketball teams had an impressive double-header success over the Sydney City Comets on Saturday night at the Alexandria Basketball Stadium.

In Round 14 of the 2014 Waratah Championship League (WCL) competition Sydney Flames WNBL stars Rohanee Cox (38 points) and Alicia Poto (26 points) were the catalysts for the eighth-placed Panthers thrilling 87-86 win in the opening game of the night.

That win will lift the Panthers into the top six, with the Bankstown Bruins and Panthers displacing the Newcastle Hunters and Comets respectively, thanks to a combination of results over the weekend.

Penrith then sprang a major surprise on the Comets in the men's game, suiting up in his first game of the competition, newly-signed Sydney Kings NBL centre Angus Brandt made his mark with a personal haul of 24 points and 10 boards and inspired his lower Blue Mountains team-mate Jarrod Sorenson to a season-best game.

Sorenson finished with 16 points and 13 boards, Sean Albert had 17 points and Ben Kearins 15 points and 8 assists.

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