12 Feb 2009

Tigers touch up Townsville

6:36 am on 12 February 2009

Melbourne has denied Townsville a home quarter-final in the Australian National Basketball league after overpowering the visitors 103-87.

Townsville arrived in Melbourne full of confidence following a morale-boosting last start win over South Dragons, however the Tigers proved too strong leading at all changes.

A victory for Townsville would have ensured a top four finish but they now have a nervous wait for results over the weekend which could see them finish as low as sixth.

The Tigers are already assured of a top two spot and passage into the second week of the finals.

Meanwhile the Breakers can secure a home quarter-final tonight if they beat Cairns at the North Shore Events Centre.