Free throws make difference in close game

Bennie Lewis. Picture: Marg Prior.
Bennie Lewis. Picture: Marg Prior.

This means they are out of the finals race after losing the first two games in the best of three play-off series.

The Redbacks shot at the same field goal percentage as Lightning, had the same number of rebounds and had 17 compared to Lakesides’ 15 assists.

The difference in score was a result of the 27 points that Lightning scored from their 45 free-throw attempts, compared to the eight points Redbacks scored from their 11 free-throw attempts.

Swing-man Bennie Lewis was the Redbacks’ highest scorer with 22 along with six rebounds.

Shooting guard Jarrad Prior had 17 and six rebounds while point-guard Joel Wagner had 16 along with seven assists and six rebounds.

The SBL season starts up again for the Redbacks in March, 2014.