Rewind and start again would be what Melton Thoroughbreds would like to do after the opening round of the Big V men’s division 1 season.
The Thoroughbreds were disappointing in their season opener against Keilor Thunder, in what would be one of the side’s biggest losses in recent years.
The week didn’t start well with the Thoroughbreds having to move the game from Melton to Caroline Springs due to issues with their court.
Once on court, the Thoroughbreds started slowly and were trailing by 15 points at the first break.
One man doing the damage early for the Thunder was former Thoroughbreds guard Jeff Crowe, who had eight first-quarter points and was strong at the defensive end.
The second quarter was a little better for the Thoroughbreds but the margin still increased and they trailed 42-24 at half-time.
The second half became more free flowing with both teams finding points easier, but the Thunder had the answer for every Thoroughbreds move.
The margin was out to 26 points at three-quarter time with the game all but over going into the last.
The last quarter didn’t see anything change with the final margin blowing out to 35 points, 100-65.
The Thunder won all the key statistics, out-rebounding the Thoroughbreds 58-37, they led the assist count 28-11 and shot at 49 per cent from the field compared to 31 per cent.
Ivan Harris top-scored for the Thoroughbreds with 17 points and also had seven rebounds. Skipper Jason Todorov was the only other Thoroughbreds player to reach double figures.
Meanwhile the Thoroughbreds under-18 team took out the Vic Country division 3-4 junior championships across the weekend.