Timaru struck by Breakers fever
'Loudest' training session in the club's historyJACOB PAGE
The New Zealand Breakers' whirlwind visit to Timaru has left a lasting impression on more than 1000 school children, who watched high-fived and cheered on their favourite basketball players at the SBS Events Centre this morning.
Breakers management called it the loudest training session in the club's history.
The two-time-defending Australian National Basketball League (ANBL) champions spent the day in Timaru during a rest day of their three-match pre-season tour against the Wollongong Hawks.
The home team won game one in Christchurch 70-61 in front of a sold out 6000-strong crowd and will play game two in Dunedin tomorrow which is on the verge of selling out as well.
The Breakers two most high-profile imports CJ Bruton and Cedric Jackson were fan favourites in Timaru, often taking time out of their training drills to high-five their adoring audience.
Breakers big-man Alex Pledger had many heads looking skyward as the seven-foot one inch (213cm) centre towered over the children who stormed the court after the session to get autographs and photos.
The Hawks also took the rest day to spend some time in South Canterbury. They had a training session at Roncalli College.
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