Phoenix outlast Sixers in OT win
October 30, 2022 / 8:13 pm
Trey Kell stepped up when it mattered most as South East Melbourne Phoenix held off a furious fightback from Adelaide 36ers to secure a 103-98 overtime victory and climb to third on the NBL ladder.
The visitors recovered from a 16-point deficit to set up a thrilling conclusion at John Cain Arena on Sunday, but Kell scored eight of his team-high 24 points in the extra period as the Phoenix successfully backed up from Friday’s thrilling victory in Perth.
After injuries left a shorthanded Phoenix squad languishing with a 1-3 record, the introduction of Kell, Gary Browne and Ryan Broekhoff has triggered a run of four successive wins.
Kell scored 20 points after halftime while Alan Williams (18), Broekhoff (17) and Mitch Creek (16) provided valuable support as South East Melbourne withstood a 28-point barrage from Craig Randall to maintain their recent run of good form.
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Trey Kell has helped the South-East Melbourne Phoenix to a thrilling overtime NBL win over Adelaide. (Rob Prezioso/AAP PHOTOS)